Individuals may borrow material from OSAC for research purposes by mutual agreement. Loans are not generally available for teaching, display, exhibition purposes unless special arrangements have been made.
Loans are typically sent to individuals associated with research institutions (e.g., universities, museums, etc.) with a demonstrable ability to safely house the specimens during the loan period. Individuals not affiliated with such an institution will need to provide evidence that they have adequate storage facilities (e.g., sealed cabinets, etc.) to safeguard the specimens.
Loans of more than 20-30 specimens can take time to process, as each specimen must be carefully packed and inventoried.