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Policies and Guidelines

OWU Library Update

Beeghly Library will be closed for the 2023-24 academic year. Library services will continue, relocating primarily to Hobson Library in the Schimmel/Conrades Science Center. For more details: 

Library FAQ

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Library Access

The OWU Libraries are open to students, faculty, and staff of the university, as well as members of the general community. Please check the Hours page for up to date information on facility access.

Animals in the library

With the exception of licensed services animals, pets/animals are not allowed in the OWU Libraries. 

Additionally, a service animal must be under the control of its handler at all times. If the service animal has been deemed by library staff to pose a direct threat to the health or safety of others, it may be excluded from the premises regardless of training or certification. 

Noise and use of cell phones and in the library

Though many people come to the library expecting to find a quiet place to read and study, the OWU Libraries also strive to be hubs of collaboration conducive to group work. We create environments that cater to both those who like to study in silence as well as those who like working in a more social space.

Remember, at any time library staff reserves the right to ask patrons to leave if they are being too loud or disruptive to others in any area of the Libraries.


General Guidelines

  • Please lower the ring tone of your phone when entering the libraries. 
  • Be sure to turn off any alarms, etc. especially if you plan on walking away from your phone. 
  • Please use a normal speaking voice when holding conversations and be aware of the noise level around you. 
  • The library reserves the right to ask patrons to leave the building if he/she is using a cell phone in a prohibited area or disturbing others in any area of the Libraries with their conversations. 

Signs and Flyers

If you wish to hang signs and flyers at Hobson Library, please make a request via email at