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Libraries
Free Textbook Checkout.


Each semester, the Library places a selection of required OSU textbooks "on reserve." This means the books are available for two-hour checkouts. The goal of the program is to offer students one more option to deal with the rising cost of textbooks. 


The project was introduced in Fall 2006 and has expanded over the years to include a broader selection of textbooks. In Fall 2021, the program covered all required textbooks costing more than $90. This included 126 books, which the Library purchased for just over $14,000 to put on reserve for student use. A gift of $20,000 would fund the program for a full year. 


Your gift to the OSU Library Fund will underwrite this popular service! The Textbook Checkout Program is an important way the Library supports OSU students and helps to make higher education more affordable for everyone. 

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Match
Library Textbook Match $20k
An anonymous donor has offered to match all gifts to the Library, dollar-for-dollar up to $20,000!
$7,236 MATCHED
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$1,000
Students Helping Students Challenge - $1K
Students - Want to unlock $1K in emergency funding for students in need? The first 150 students to make a gift will help unlock $1,000 for the Cowboy Strong Student Emergency Fund.
150 / 150 Gifts
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Night Owl Challenge!
Wake up Cowboys! It's time to push for your Orange Passion to receive the most donations during the Night Owl Challenge! The group that receives the most donations between 9pm-2am (CST) during this challenge will receive an extra $1,000 for their Greatest Needs Fund!
Rank Prize Orange Passions Gifts
1 $1,000 College of Arts and Sciences 10
2 College of Education and Human Sciences 8
3 CEAT 7
4 College of Veterinary Medicine 4
5 Greenwood School of Music 4
6 Support Former Foster Youth at OSU! 3
7 Contribute to the Senior Class Gift! 3
8 Pete's Pet Posse (Pet Therapy) 3
9 Homecoming 3
10 Alumni Association Chapters 2
11 Food Insecurity 2
12 Athletics 2
13 Ferguson College of Agriculture 2
14 Mortar Board 2
15 Caring for Our Students 1
16 Cowboy Marching Band 1
17 Cowboy Strong Student Emergency Fund 1
18 Transfer and Student Veteran Success 1
19 Libraries 1
20 Department of Theatre 1
21 Diversity and Inclusion 1
22 Department of Art 0
23 Center for Africana Studies 0
24 Misc Funds 0
25 Academic Success 0
26 America's Healthiest Campus 0
27 Campus Beautification 0
28 Center for Health Sciences 0
29 Counseling Services 0
30 Doel Reed Center in Taos 0
31 Study Abroad 0
32 Global Studies & Partnerships 0
33 Graduate College 0
34 Honors College 0
35 Keeping Campus Safe 0
36 KOSU Radio 0
37 Leadership 0
38 McKnight Center for the Performing Arts 0
39 Museum of Art 0
40 OSU Institute of Technology 0
41 OSU-Oklahoma City 0
42 OSU-Tulsa 0
43 Scholarships 0
44 Spears School of Business 0
45 Women for OSU 0
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Match
Faculty and Staff Challenge - $5K
The first $5,000 given by faculty and staff will be matched dollar for dollar!
$5,000 MATCHED
Completed
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Happy Hour Challenge!
It's time to push for your Orange Passion to receive the most donations during the Happy Hour challenge! The group that receives the most donations between 3pm-6pm (CST) during this challenge will receive an extra $1,000 for their Greatest Needs Fund!
Rank Prize Orange Passions Gifts
1 $1,000 Athletics 69
2 College of Education and Human Sciences 49
3 Ferguson College of Agriculture 46
4 College of Arts and Sciences 37
5 Spears School of Business 28
6 Contribute to the Senior Class Gift! 19
7 College of Veterinary Medicine 18
8 CEAT 14
9 Homecoming 11
10 Pete's Pet Posse (Pet Therapy) 10
11 Cowboy Strong Student Emergency Fund 10
12 Libraries 8
13 Food Insecurity 8
14 Doel Reed Center in Taos 7
15 Global Studies & Partnerships 7
16 Alumni Association Chapters 6
17 Cowboy Marching Band 4
18 Women for OSU 4
19 Campus Beautification 3
20 Scholarships 3
21 KOSU Radio 2
22 Museum of Art 2
23 Greenwood School of Music 2
24 America's Healthiest Campus 2
25 OSU-Tulsa 2
26 OSU-Oklahoma City 2
27 Caring for Our Students 2
28 Center for Health Sciences 1
29 Diversity and Inclusion 1
30 Leadership 1
31 OSU Institute of Technology 1
32 Honors College 1
33 Support Former Foster Youth at OSU! 1
34 Mortar Board 0
35 Department of Theatre 0
36 Department of Art 0
37 Center for Africana Studies 0
38 Misc Funds 0
39 Academic Success 0
40 Counseling Services 0
41 Study Abroad 0
42 Graduate College 0
43 Keeping Campus Safe 0
44 McKnight Center for the Performing Arts 0
45 Transfer and Student Veteran Success 0
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