Checkout & Return

Accessing Materials

How to Renew Materials

How to Return Materials

In Person

  • 1st Floor Circulation Desk
  • Drop box in front of the building (south side)
  • Drop box at 10th & Montgomery

Via Mail

Portland State University Library
1875 SW Park Avenue
Portland, OR 97201

Loan Periods

AffiliationBooksAUDIOVISUAL materials
(DVDs, music CDs)
Undergraduates6 weeks
3 renewals
7 days
no renewal
Graduates12 weeks
3 renewals
7 days
no renewal
Faculty & Emeriti1 year
2 renewals
7 days*
no renewal
Staff6 weeks
3 renewals
7 days
no renewal
Alumni & Community Members3 weeks
1 renewal
7 days
no renewal

More Information

  • PSU-owned items can be recalled by another user, shortening the normal checkout period.
  • High use PSU-owned materials and Course Reserves may have shorter checkout periods.
  • Summit books are lent for 6 weeks, Summit videos for 6 days (no renewals).
  • Interlibrary loan due dates are set by lending libraries, not PSU (Request Renewal).

*Exceptions may be made for faculty when materials are needed longer.