Through the Textbook Lending Library, students can borrow textbooks for the entire academic term. This program also includes calculators (including graphing calculators), chemistry molecule kits, lab goggles and other essential course materials.

Our lending library for Fall term begins the Monday of week 0. During Winter and Spring term our program begins Monday of week 1. Students need a current OSU ID to check out textbooks. 

Local Ecampus students are able to check out textbooks if they can physically come to Champinefu Lodge to do so. BNC cannot ship course materials. 


How it works:

Use your syllabus or the OSU Beaverstore to figure out what textbooks you need. Look up the books you need on the BNC website to make sure the BNC might have a copy for you. Visit the BNC in person to check out your book. Staff at Champinefu will assist you with finding and checking out your book. After the term, return your books to the Champinefu Lodge so the next student can check them out. 

All items are due back to the BNC Friday of finals week. 

How many books can I check out? 

You'll be able to check out all the books you need for one of your classes the first day that you come to check out books. The next day, you can check out all the books you need for another of your classes if they are still available. The first few mornings of the term, it's not uncommon for the BNC to have a line of students waiting to check out books as soon as the program opens. 

For example, here's how this works: If you come to the BNC on Monday and the program has all three books you need for your English class, you can check them all out, but none of your math books. You can come back on Tuesday morning, however, and check out all the books you need for your math class. Wednesday, if the BNC still has your biology book, you can check that out. 

Initially funded as a generous gift by the Women's Giving Circle, the BNC Textbook Lending Library has over 2,000 textbooks for students to check out for free. This library is an ongoing contribution from current and past students donating their books after use. You can give your old textbooks new life by donating them to our lending library anytime of year.

Access Codes

Unfortunately at this point in time, the BNC cannot support the high-demand for access codes and are no longer able to distribute access codes through our textbook lending program.

Other Textbook Affordability Resources

Oregon State University has multiple resources for students who are exploring how to keep their textbook and course materials costs low. In addition to the BNC Textbook Lending Library, students can access some physical materials on course reserve in the Valley Library for a three-hour loan or check out electronic copies of some texts.

Students are also encouraged to request that copies of their text are purchased by the library to share. 

The Schedule of Classes includes a section in each course that indicates if the class a student might take has free or affordable course materials.