About Hannon Library

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Hannon Library

The Hannon Library is integral to the success of all learners at Southern Oregon University. We advance information literacy and lifelong learning by teaching diverse learners to navigate and understand increasingly complex information environments. We embrace new information technologies and are committed to providing equitable access to extensive electronic and print collections. We commit to excellence in service, programming, and outreach that furthers intellectual growth.

Today the bright and welcoming, 122,830 square foot Hannon Library offers access to an ever-growing number of resources for instructional, research, and general information needs. The collections complement the educational programs of SOU and include materials in a variety of formats. Library materials are identified and located using the Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC) which can be searched both on and off campus. As of July 1, 2015, students have access to 340,000 print volumes and 115,000 e-books, 296,000 government publications, and 1,689 periodical, serial, and newspaper subscriptions. Online access to the full-text content of journals is increasing annually through the nearly 80 research databases to which Hannon Library has licenses; students can access online content from 24,125 unique journals. In addition, over 820,000 items are available in microform, ranging from popular magazines to historical materials of scholarly interest. Through Hannon Library’s membership in the Orbis Cascade Alliance, students have access to 30 million items at 37 member academic libraries in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho.

To learn more about Hannon Library, browse our online catalogs, and view library hours, visit our main website.