What Library Services Are Currently Available?

Hannon Library on a Spring Day

Southern Oregon University is working proactively with local and state health agencies to protect the health and well-being of all students and employees. Due to the effects of COVID-19, Hannon Library hours are reduced during Spring Term and restricted to SOU students, faculty, and staff. You can still swing by the library if you need to, but make sure you check out our hours first and remember to bring your SOU ID because you’ll have to scan it for entry. 

In-Person Services

Please note that our in-person services at Hannon Library are different while the university is delivering classes remotely. You can visit Hannon Library to do the following:

  • Check out books and tech
  • Use Hannon Library’s computer lab
  • Visit Special Collections if you have a scheduled appointment
  • Use Course Reserves

If you visit the library, we ask that you commit to the following: 

  • Wash your hands regularly
  • Avoid touching your face
  • Cover a cough or sneeze with a tissue or your elbow
  • Practice social distancing by remaining six feet apart from other patrons and library staff

SOU also encourages those who are able to wear cloth face coverings as a voluntary measure to help prevent community spread of the novel coronavirus. 

Online Services

Many of our resources and services will be available online this term. During Research Services hours, our chat service will continue to be available. Please feel free to use our Ask a Librarian service at other hours. If you have a specific research question, you can try looking for the Research Guide most appropriate to your topic and contact that librarian. 

Our Tech Help desk will be available via chat service from 8 am to 7 pm on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, and from 8 am to 5 pm on Thursday and Friday. They can help you with remote issues like troubleshooting your Zoom setup in addition to formatting questions for Microsoft, Google Suite, and Adobe CC products.

While our in-person Tutoring Center will be closed to everyone, online tutoring in math and science will be available beginning Wednesday, April 8, 2020. Online tutoring in writing will begin Sunday, April 12, 2020. To book an appointment online and learn more about our free tutoring services, visit our Tutoring LibGuide.   

Temporarily Suspended Services

Borrowing from Summit (requesting books from 39 other libraries in the Pacific Northwest) has been suspended for the term. However, you are still able to request items that are owned by Hannon Library, and they will be held for you at the Access Services desk on the first floor.

The reservation and use of Hannon Library’s study rooms have been suspended for the term so that we can comply with social distancing measures mandated by the Governor’s executive orders.

The Government Publications office is also closed, but you can check out our guide to accessing government documents during Spring Term

For questions about the availability of other services, please contact library@sou.edu.