Priority Access

Eligible students have priority access -- or first dibs -- to our Textbook Lending Program during the first week of each term. After that, it is open to the entire student body! No Priority Access documentation is needed after Week One.

The HSRC is committed to helping low-income students succeed at OSU. Priority access for the Textbook Lending Program helps us ensure that those most in need of this service will benefit most from it –- so they can get books they might not be able to afford without foregoing basic necessities like food. After the Priority Access period, we open up the Lending library to all students, who are then able to check out all remaining books.

Eligibility Requirements for Priority Access

Students who participate in or who are eligible to participate in one or more of these programs receive Priority Access to the Textbook Lending Program during Week One:

  • Veterans/ Active Military
  • Pell Grant eligible
  • Former Foster youth
  • FRC Child Care Assistance recipient (previous or current year)


What kind of documentation is valid for my program?

Anything that proves you meet one of the above qualifications. Valid forms of documentation may include:

  • ID Card
  • An email from the program
  • Virtual/physical copy of program participation document on official letterhead
  • Course Enrollment documents or student account statements from myOSU


What if I don’t qualify for Priority Access? Will I still be able to use the TLP?

Yes! This program is available to the entire student body after Week One of the academic term.