Basin High School Students:
The Library contains approximately 140,000 books and bound periodicals, and subscribes to over 1,200 periodicals. We have over 70 online databases as well as Federal and Oregon State documents. Please feel free to make full use of these resources while visiting our library.
Printing and Copying
Printing from our computers is available for 15 cents a page or you may elect to bring a USB drive (thumb drive) and download your information onto it. In addition, many of our databases allow you to email information to yourself.
We also have self-service photocopiers at 10 cents a copy cash.
Occasionally, you will find that we do not own the book or magazine that you need. When this occurs, write down the full bibliographic citation (author, title, date of publication, journal issue number, and pagination) and request this material through your high school or your local public library.
Borrower's Card Application
In order to check out Oregon Tech Library materials, you will need to apply for a Courtesy Borrower's Card. For this application, you need to bring in your high school identification card. You will also need to know your Social Security number, which serves as your Oregon Tech identification number. Your borrowing account at Oregon Tech will expire at the end of June.
During Fall, Winter, and Spring terms, the library is open 7 days a week. During Summer terms and between terms, we are open fewer hours. Please check our webpage with a list of hours.
In general, books go out for 4 weeks and periodicals go out for 3 days, both with renewals. See our loan periods.
Books: 25 cents per day; maximum $10.00
Periodicals: $1 per day; maximum $10.00
Lost materials: Borrowers failing to return materials within 21 days of the due date will be charged the replacement cost of the items plus the amount of fine (not to exceed $10) incurred up to the time the item is reported missing. In addition, the borrower will be assessed a billing charge of $10. Return of material before a replacement has been ordered will enable a refund that will not exceed the replacement cost.
Circulating books are shelved along the left side of the building, as you enter. The library uses the LC classification scheme to shelve books. This means that instead of numbers like 636.7 for dogs or 970.1 for Indians of North America, Oregon Tech's books will start with SF426 for dogs or E77 for Indians.
Periodical issues are located to the right as you enter the library. In addition, there are also microfilm and microfiche holdings located in the "Pit" - the area in the north corner of the library down the stairs or ramp.
Government documents (both Federal and Oregon) are located at the beginning of the Periodicals section.
Oregon Tech offers many different databases through the Library computers. These databases can only be accessed at the Library unless you are a registered Oregon Tech student or employee. Because of the variety of databases, ask at the Reference desk (across from the Checkout Desk) if you need help in locating material.
Though you cannot use most of Oregon Tech Library's electronic databases off campus, the Oregon Tech Library Catalog and the Summit (consortium of academic libraries) catalog on the library's home page are available anywhere.
Library Services available to ACP and HST Program Students
In addition to the services available to all area high school students, those students who are taking classes through Oregon Tech are offered some additional services. Students who are in the Advanced Credit or the High School Transition Program are eligible to apply for off-campus access to library databases and can request Interlibrary Loan services from the Oregon Tech library.
See also: High School Outreach Program
For more information, please contact the Access Services Librarian at 541.885.1769 or via email.