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Library Services and Access Guide

Access to Stacks and Print Materials

Due to mechanical issues with the HVAC system in Beeghly this summer, high humidity levels caused condition issues, book mold growth, on some materials, particularly on the third floor. The mold does not present a significant health danger, but should not be disturbed to avoid further spread. 

As a result, we'll begin the semester with a largely closed stacks system while the materials can be professionally cleaned and humidity levels corrected. Materials can still be requested and pulled by a librarian after an assessment of condition. Some requests may not be filled. 

Additionally, while we encourage users to turn to OhioLINK for print needs during this time, OhioLINK has recently reported longer lead times due to challenges relating to Covid and changes in courier providers. 

Please reach out to us if you have any questions about gaining access to a particular title in the next few weeks. We thank you for your patience and understanding as we work through these issues. 

Course Reserves

Print course reserves can be found at the Beeghly circulation desk. 

Go here to search for available print and electronic course reserves.

E-Textbooks

A select number of course textbooks are available as ebooks on the library's subscription platforms. A full list of titles for the current semester is here. 

Students can buy physical and digital textbooks via the OWU Campus Store. Have questions about bookstore purchases? Email bookstore@owu.edu or call 740-368-3396.

You can also check your local public library for ebooks they have available for checkout.

Need help finding ebooks? Contact us at libraries@owu.edu or 740-368-3225.

Returns

Until further notice, all books should be returned to the library using book drops. 

  • External book drop is located at the front of Beeghly Library, left of the main doors.
  • Internal book drop is located  on the right side of the Beeghly circulation desk.

For media equipment or a large volume of returns, please contact library staff for further guidance at libraries@owu.edu or 740-368-3225.