Q. What Library privileges do I have as a retired OSU faculty or staff member?
Answered By: Whitney Hilley Last Updated: May 06, 2021 Views: 6
Retired faculty and staff are welcome to check out library materials. If you are designated as a retiree in Banner, you should retain the same level of privileges that you had as active faculty and staff.
We highlight scholarly/research resources that are freely accessible at https://library.okstate.edu/using-the-library/alumni/alumni-databases. The Library is also home to dozens of digitized collections that are free and openly available at https://library.okstate.edu/search-and-find/collections/digital-collections/.
Retired tenured and tenure-track faculty have access to all digital resources via their O-KEY credentials. Retired staff can access any Library digital resources using public computers in the Library building. (Note: differences in access are due to contracts with publishers/vendors. We are actively working to add retiree access to agreements, but this varies based on vendor.)
Visiting Scholar Access
If you are actively engaged in research or activities with a department on campus, you may be eligible for temporary access to digital resources. To request, fill out the off-campus library access form (and get signatures from your home department). This temporary permission gives you access for a year (renewable) and is evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
Our librarians specialize in a number of subject areas including government information, patents and trademarks, copyright, oral history and archives. Research consultations are available by appointment.