Click through below for information on how OWU selects, purchases, and retains resources for its collections:
As a federal depository library, we offer free, public access to online Federal Government information disseminated through the Federal Depository Library Program to the campus community and the general public. Services for electronic products and online materials are provided under the same principle of free access that governs the use of traditional depository materials, according to Section 1911 of Title 44, United States Code.
Media, software, equipment, facilities, and services are offered to support programs of instruction and research. AV Resources are restricted to Ohio Wesleyan University students, faculty, and staff for purposes of teaching, learning, and investigation. Library registration and current Ohio Wesleyan University identification are required to check out presentation equipment and media.
Reservations for equipment, media or services must be made at least 10 days prior to the intended use date to guarantee availability.
Commercial media has been licensed for educational use providing for classroom instruction and enrichment. The collection may not be used for purposes of public display or entertainment unless a performance license has been obtained. In checking out an item from the media collection, the borrower assumes responsibility for using it in accordance with OWU’s licensing agreement and U.S. copyright law.