The HSRC has the book I need. What are the next steps?

Visit the HSRC to access the Textbook Lending Library and have these required items ready: 

  • ALL students (including priority access students)

    • Your OSU ID

    • Printed or digital copy of your OSU course schedule

    • Printed or digital copy of your textbook list from the OSU Bookstore’s website or your course syllabus

  • Priority Access documentation (only if applicable, during week one). 

The HSRC has books for 188 different OSU courses

To find out if the HSRC has the textbook you need for a course, check online:

  1. Go to
  2. Log in using your ONID through MY ACCOUNT
  3. Click on the Course Reserves tab
  4. Enter the title of textbook and click Search
  5. In the drop-down menu that says “OSU Course Reserves”, select “HSRC Textbook Lending Library”
  6. If you see a green dot and the word “Available”, you can come to the HSRC in Avery Lodge (1030 SW Madison Ave) and rent the textbook for the rest of the term. Note, that if it's week 1, priority access restrictions apply. 

Note: The Textbook Lending Program is not able to hold or reserve a textbook because the program operates on a first come, first serve basis. 

Students must already be registered for the class that requires each textbook, and may obtain the required books for only one class per day. (One class, not one textbook: if ART101 requires 1 book, the student gets 1 book that day; if POL405 requires 5 books, the student gets 5 books that day, assuming all of your required books are available.)