A new deal negotiated by the Hannon Library will allow all students, staff, and faculty to access to the online version of the New York Times. Collection Development Librarian, Emily Miller-Francisco, negotiated the deal on behalf of the library.

SOU’s institutional subscription includes the following:

  • Unlimited access on NYTimes.com (There is no daily limit to the number of articles you can download)
  • Archives (dating back to 1851)  timesmachine.nytimes.com/browser (5 PDF article downloads from Times Machine per user per day/100 per month)
  • Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality – found in the App; NYT stories told through enhanced technology
  • Daily 360 content – two dimensional, 360° views (with mobile device or using a mouse)
  • Podcasts (including The “Daily” podcast)
  • All multimedia, including video, photography, VR features, and new multimedia to come
  • Newsletters (there are a variety of topics that you may subscribe to)
  • Spanish and Mandarin Chinese versions of NYTimes.com
  • Unlimited access to two great learning tools: The New York Times inEducation website and The Learning Network. (nytimesineducation.com and nytimes.com/learning)

Those interested can access the New York Times on campus without a paywall. To access the paper off campus, or use The NY Times app, you’ll need to set up an account. If you are currently paying for a subscription that is linked to your SOU email, you have to first cancel your subscription.  Once registered, students will have access until 12/31 of their graduation year; faculty and staff will have four years of account access, after which they must re-authenticate by visiting accessnyt.com.

More information can be found in the library’s A-Z list of databases on our website. The Hannon Library is always happy to provide assistance and answer any questions that may arise while users navigate their subscription.

The Hannon Library is celebrating and honoring six women from historically marginalized and underrepresented groups this Women’s History Month. These women have shaped the history books in myriad of ways––even if said books haven’t give them their due credit.

A display in the library is featured until the end of the month, highlighting Ida B. Wells, Patsy Mink, Dolores Huerta, Billie Jean King, Agnes Baker Pilgrim, and Henrietta Lacks. While each has her own story to tell, these women have all fought for the rights and liberation of women. By highlighting BIPOC and LGBT+ women this March, the library hopes to bring attention and awareness to the issues that have historically––and are still currently––affecting marginalized women.

Resources and information about these women have been curated and are featured in our Women’s History Month display, which is located in the library, across from the tutoring center. Books and other materials are available for checkout for those interested in learning more about these visionary, incredible women. A virtual exhibit, created by Student Special Collections Outreach Assistant Julia Saunders, is also available for viewing here.



The Hannon Library is celebrating Open Education Week from March 7-11th, 2022. Educational and interactive activities related to open education will be available on the 1st floor of the library through the end of the month. In addition, Open Oregon has many events scheduled for March 7-11th, which can be viewed on the Oregon Statewide Events Menu.

The purpose of Open Education Week is to share and learn about open educational practices. One such practice is using Open Educational Resources (OER). OER are resources in the public domain or under a license that permits free use, and can include textbooks, tests, assignments, and more. OER save students money and improve grades, particularly for students who have been historically underserved, such as first-generation students and Pell Grant recipients.

Southern Oregon University has made several strides toward increasing the use of OER on campus. SOU started an OER Advisory Group in June 2021, which is chaired by Holly Gabriel, Open Access & Government Information Librarian. The group’s vision is for SOU to not only be in compliance with Oregon laws, but also to increase OER use to save students money and improve retention. The group has developed a SOU Textbook Affordability Plan.

Over the past several years, the Oregon Legislature has passed several laws promoting textbook affordability and transparency. As a result of these laws, SOU prominently designates course materials as No Cost or Low Cost in the Class Schedule, has a Textbook Affordability Plan, and displays links to the cost of course materials and fees for at least 75% of total for-credit courses at the time of class registration. The OER Advisory Group is proud of these achievements and looks forward to more promotion of open and low-cost teaching materials. 

Students can reach out to ASSOU and have their opinions heard on increasing OER use on campus. Faculty and instructors can apply for and receive stipends from Open Oregon Educational Resources to review open textbooks and adopt OER for their courses. To learn more about OER, browse Hannon Library’s  OER Guide or feel free to contact Holly Gabriel at gabrielh@sou.edu