Beeghly Library will be closed throughout the 2023-2024 academic year as we address climate conditions affecting our collections and explore long-term solutions. The main circulation desk will be relocated to the Hobson Science Library in Schimmel/Conrades Science Center.
This list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) provides information about how library services will be delivered during the Beeghly closure. More information will be shared as it becomes available.
The Sagan Academic Resource Center (SARC) has moved to the third floor of Hamilton-Williams Campus Center (Suite 324). Emails, phone numbers, and services will remain the same with the added bonus of additional space to house tutoring services. For additional questions, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org. To make an appointment or view walk-in tutoring availability, download the Penji app or visit web.penjiapp.com.
Items from Beeghly will remain unavailable until further notice. Faculty are encouraged to reach out to library staff to ask about reserve needs and discuss options.
The library provides access to numerous digital options along with some physical borrowing options via our lending networks. Faculty should reach out to library staff to discuss needs and access options.
Faculty should reach out to Special Collections staff to see what workarounds might be possible during this interim period. Many wonderful collections have been digitized locally, nationally, and internationally that we may be able to draw upon.
Public services staff remain available to assist with teaching and research needs for faculty, staff, and students. As of Fall 2023, their office will be Slocum 201, next to the Reading Room. The best way to reach out is via email with any questions or needs.
Those requiring Special Collections research or instruction are encouraged to reach out to Special Collections staff using the most relevant email listed below to see what assistance might be possible while collections are unavailable.
Media Center Services are now operating out of the Information Services Help Desk office on the ground floor of Corns. Media Center staff can be contacted at the same phone number and email address as before: 740-368-3265 or email@example.com.
Pick up/drop off of equipment can be made at the IS Help Desk or the Hobson Library circulation desk.
OWU students, faculty, and staff have full access to Delaware County District Library's physical and digital collections with a DCDL library card. The main county branch is within walking distance of campus at 84 E. Winter St.
Sign up on the DCDL's website to access all of the library's electronic resources. Select the Adult Card option (if you are 18+) and fill in the registration information. Note that your address needs to be a State of Ohio address. You can use your home address if you are from Ohio, or you can use your residence hall address.
To get a physical card to access DCDL's full collection, visit one of the branch libraries with your Ohio Wesleyan ID. The closet location is a block east of the Strand Theatre on East Winter Street, at the corner of East Winter and Henry Streets.
Members of campus are encouraged to visit the campus reservation website to review a list of room options and submit reservation requests. Spaces are available throughout campus, including Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, Merrick Hall, Slocum Hall, and Smith Hall.
Yes. There are several options on campus to consider. Please visit the Library Services Map to explore details about each of the options listed below.
It is not yet clear what visitor services the library might be able to continue or adapt at this time. Visitors should contact the library at firstname.lastname@example.org or 740-368-3271 prior to making a trip to campus to determine whether library staff will be able to accommodate them.