Checkout & Return

Accessing 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

AffiliationBooksVideosMusic CDs
Undergraduates6 weeks/3 renewals7 days3 days
Graduates12 weeks/3 renewals7 days3 days
Faculty1 year/2 renewals7 days*3 weeks*
Staff6 weeks/3 renewals7 days3 weeks
Alumni & Community Members3 weeks/1 renewal7 days3 days

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.