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Bones & Models

Skulls, individual bones, skeletons, bone boxes and anatomical models are available at the Public Services Desk for checkout by current OSU students, faculty and staff. Stop by the Public Services Desk with your OSU ID to check out an available model.

At one time a patron may check out:

  • Two print reserve items and MAY be taken out of the library OR
  • Two individual bone bags and MUST stay in the library OR
  • One full skeleton or model and MUST stay in the library

Bones and models MUST stay in the library. All bones and models can be checked out for two-hour time periods, and are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.


Fines for reserve items:

$2.00 for the first hour

$5.00 for each additional hour


Do you need to use bones and models for use outside the library?

Please read our policy for terms and conditions regarding use of bones and models outside the library. All requests must be submitted to the Public Services Manager or Reserve Library Associate.  Policy and request form are avaiable here