Fall Hours for OWU Libraries

A pdf of Fall Semester Hours for the OWU Libraries can be viewed at http://library.owu.edu/hours/fallhours-2015.pdf. Updates or changes to these hours throughout the semester will be posted at: http://library.owu.edu/hours.html. Please note that the Internet Café/Bashford Lounge will resume its 24×7 access on August 24th with the start of classes. Welcome back!

THE Desk – Introducing Beeghly’s New Service Point

This summer we have made the move to combine our reference desk with our circulation desk to form “The Desk.”  Liaison librarians, circulation staff, and library student workers will now be working side by side in this central location to assist you with research, access to materials, and more.


Besides sharing a physical space, reference and circulation staff will also be sharing a new email address and phone number.

Email: libraries@owu.edu


Phone: 740-368-3225


We are very excited about our merge and we hope you will find this new model more efficient and even easier to get the help you need at Beeghly Library.

IMPORTANT – OhioLINK Service Interruptions June 12th & 13th

The Libraries have been informed that all OH-TECH organizations, including OhioLINK, will be moving to a new data center. This move will require a significant outage of all OhioLINK hosted services for the following window:


Friday, June 12, 6pm – Saturday, June 13, 12pm (noon).


Services affected will include the Central Catalog, EJC, Databases, EBC and more. Please be sure to plan any usage of these tools and research accordingly. We will update you on any changes via the libraries’ blog.

Senior Due Date Reminder

With graduation fast approaching, please remember that most library items will be due soon for Seniors. We ask that, if possible, please return library items by May 4th. Additionally, please know that failure to return library items by the due date will result in the withholding of your university transcript. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Haley Kuhn at 740-368-3226 or hakuhn@owu.edu

End of Semester Hours for the Libraries

End of Semester hours for the OWU Libraries are now available online at http://library.owu.edu/hours/spring-endhours-2015.pdf. Please note that the Internet Café/Bashford Lounge will not have afterhours access from May 8th to May 17th. Access will resume with the start of Summer School.

For a list of daily hours, check out our Hours page at: http://library.owu.edu/hours.html

New Primary Source Collection Added

We are excited to announce that we have recently acquired a new primary source collection: The Making of the Modern World. This two collection series provides digital facsimile images of unique primary sources that track the development of the modern, western world through the lens of trade and wealth. Spanning the years 1450 to 1914, users will be able to research topics such as slavery, industrialization, social history, gender, technology, birth of the modern corporation and much, much more. To access and explore, visit our Database A-Z list found on the Libraries’ home page or click this link for direct access. (If you are off campus you may need to authenticate first.)