New OWU Library Website is Live!

We’ve launched a new website at http://library.owu.edu.

Earlier this year, we conducted a survey of students, faculty, and staff to better understand the kinds of content and services that are most important to our campus community. We also conducted interviews with students from a variety of years and majors to learn how they perceived the library’s website, how they used it, and how the site could be improved. The design of the new site has been heavily informed by this feedback.

One of the biggest changes you’ll find is the introduction of an “All” search box which allows users to search CONSORT, the majority of the libraries’ research databases, and several unique local collections from one place using the Summon discovery service. CONSORT is still accessible directly from the Books & Media search box.

As in most website makeovers, there are bound to be those who experience the “Who moved my cheese?!” moments when something isn’t in the same place it’s always been. We’ve done our best to ensure that the most used and most important services are easy to find, and we welcome your continued suggestions and feedback on how the new site can be more useful, usable, and easier to navigate.

Again, we encourage you to explore the new site and send any comments, questions, or suggestions to Ben Daigle, Discovery Services Librarian, at bldaigle@owu.edu.

Library Launching New Website on Monday, July 8th

The OWU Libraries are excited to announce the launch of a new website on Monday, July 8th. The new site features a more contemporary look and feel and has been designed based on survey feedback and interviews with students and faculty to ensure the most important tools and services are discoverable and accessible quickly.

A sneak peak at the new site is available at http://library.owu.edu/newsite

One of the biggest changes is the introduction of an “All” search box. This search allows users to search CONSORT, the majority of the libraries’ research databases, and several unique local collections from one place using the Summon discovery service.

We encourage you to explore the new site and invite you to submit questions, comments, and suggestions to Discovery Services Librarian Ben Daigle at bldaigle@owu.edu.

Summer Hours for OWU Libraries

Below please find the hours for the OWU Libraries for the remainder of the summer.

Beeghly Library

June 24 – August 26       Monday – Friday     8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Closed Saturdays & Sundays

(Note: Open special hours for StART participants –See StART Schedule)

Media Center

June 24 – August 26       Monday – Friday     9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Closed Saturdays & Sundays

Science Library

Closed beginning June 20 @ 1pm.

Reopens August 26th  - (Materials can be obtained by special request at the Beeghly Circulation Desk.)

Music Library

Closed

Reopens August 26th – (Materials can be obtained by special request at the Beeghly Circulation Desk.)

*NOTE: The Internet Café in Beeghly Library will not have 24-7 access from Friday, June 21st – Sunday, August 25th.  Afterhours access to the café will resume with the start of fall session on Monday, August 26th.

CLOSED: JULY 4th & 5th for HOLIDAY

Hobson Science Library Summer Closing June 20 at 1:00pm

The Hobson Science is closing for the Summer June 20 at 1:00pm.  It will not be be open on Friday June 21, the final day of the summer semester.  The Science Library will reopen Monday August 26 at 9:00am.  Items may be paged from the Science Library by contacting the circulation desk at Beeghly Library.  For reference help, contact refdesk@owu.edu or contact Deb Peoples at dapeople@owu.edu.

Senior Due Dates

Seniors,

With graduation fast approaching, please remember the senior due date for most library items is coming up on May 12th. Please know that failure to return library items or pay library fines will result in the withholding of your transcript. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Beeghly Circulation at 740-368-3225 or beeghlycirc@owu.edu.
Thank you and Good Luck finishing up with finals!

CONSORT maintenance rescheduled for Tuesday, May 14th

CONSORT will be unavailable for approximately 4-6 hours beginning at 11am on Tuesday, May 14th due to required maintenance. During this time, you can search the collection through the OhioLINK catalog by limiting the Location to “CONSORT Colleges”. However, you will not be able to request items from other CONSORT schools during this time.

Also, access to research databases from off-campus will be unavailable during the time. You will be able to continue to access research databases from on campus.

If you have any questions or concerns during this time, please contact the reference desk at refdesk@owu.edu.

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