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

Affiliation Books Videos Music CDs
Undergraduates 6 weeks/3 renewals 7 days 3 days
Graduates 12 weeks/3 renewals 7 days 3 days
Faculty 1 year/2 renewals 7 days* 3 weeks*
Staff 6 weeks/3 renewals 7 days 3 weeks
Alumni & Community Members 3 weeks/1 renewal 7 days 3 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.