FERN Center

The FERN Center is a student-focused learning environment that serves the students of the College, providing access to reserve readings, computers and study space. In addition to housing course reserve materials and a lending library, the FERN Center makes available stereoscopes, handheld magnifying lenses, protractors, compasses, chain and board kits, chargers, adapters, etc. for check-out. Wood sample kits are also available for study while in the FERN Center.


113 Peavy Forest Science Complex (staffed, Lending Library, Reserves, tools and equipment)
109 Peavy Forest Science Complex (unstaffed, for quiet study and computer use)

Fall Term Hours:
Monday - 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday - 9:30 am - 12:00 pm, 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Wednesday - 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Thursday - 9:30 am - 12:00 pm, 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Friday - 9:30 am - 1:00 pm

Contact Us:
OSU College of Forestry
FERN Center
113 Peavy Forest Science Complex
Corvallis, OR 97331
(541) 737-1594

Faculty who wish to place materials on reserve should complete the Course Reserves Form and bring everything to the FERN Center during the first week of the term.

Dean's Lending Library
We are pleased to offer more than 200 titles in our Dean's Lending Library.  The library was created in 2014 to offer students greater access to outstanding examples of published works on natural sciences, forestry, etc.  The goal is two-fold:  1) help students see the value in expanding and supporting their non-classroom based knowledge to enhance their ability to understand and express their views on natural resource topics, and 2) help students develop a world–view based on the understanding and appreciation of others’ social backgrounds, experiences, and testimonies.  The development of such understanding might best be kindled by those writings of noteworthy authors. 

Library books are availble to students, staff, and faculty on a 10-day check out period. Late fines do apply after the 10-day period.

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