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' ''The PSU Library is open to the public for research. Many local high school students take advantage of the great resources we have to offer.

On this Research Guide you'll find out how to research at PSU libraries if you're not enrolled in a PSU class. Use the tabs above to find out more.

Plan your visit

Here are some key logistics to keep in mind when you visit the PSU library:

  • You need to come to the PSU library to do your research. During the academic year we are usually open 7 days a week. See our complete schedule for more info. Maps and directions here.
  • There are computers for public access to our library databases on the second floor of the library.
  • If you have a laptop, go to the PSU Guest WiFi site to sign up for 24 hour access. While you are on campus, you will be able to use the library databases from your laptop.
  • If you have a USB (Flash) drive, bring it with you. Use it to save online articles from our databases
  • Scanners are available on the 1st and 2nd floors. You can scan any book or book chapter and email it to yourself..
  • Many libraries in Oregon, including Multnomah County, participate in the "Passport Program". This allows you to use your public library card at PSU! Check out the list of Passport Libraries to see if your public library is on it.
  • You can purchase a library card at the circulation desk on the first floor. This will allow you to check our PSU library books. 
  • You can bring food and drink into the library. There is a coffee bar in the library and there are great food carts nearby. 
  • Librarians will gladly answer research questions. Check us out on the second floor of the library or Ask Us!

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Guide Author

Bob S.