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About the Libraries

Neil Romanosky Dean of University Libraries
Dean of University Libraries Neil Romanosky

Ohio University Libraries has a rich history of creating tailored and dedicated services, unique collections, and diverse, innovative spaces. With our strong connections to students, faculty, staff, and the community, we are a leader and innovator in enabling our users’ success in teaching, learning, and research. As Dean of University Libraries, it is my pleasure to welcome you.

Our most valuable resource in advancing the mission of the university is our library staff. Our subject librarians and archivists partner with faculty in initiatives that support researchstudent success, and scholarly communication and also provide accessible research and learning support to students. Our dedicated staff are committed to excellent customer service and enhancing the discovery and use of our collections. Through continuous engagement with our community, we adapt our servicescollections, and spaces to our users’ changing needs.  

Our collections consist of more than 3 million volumes of books, e–books, e–journals, databases, photographs, maps, DVDs, and images. In addition to our general collections, we hold unique materials in our Archives and Special Collections, the Fine Arts Library, the Music & Dance Library, and the Center for International Collections. We collaborate with faculty, staff, and students in building collections that reflect the needs and interests of the university and our region. We are also leaders in providing students affordable access to educational materials. Our membership in OhioLINK provides students and faculty easy access to library materials from 121 other academic libraries in Ohio. Materials from libraries around the world are also readily available through Interlibrary Loan.

Our spaces in Alden Library and the Music & Dance library provide visitors multiple ways to study, learn, create, and collaborate. We have quiet and silent study spaces, as well as numerous group study rooms and active learning spaces for collaboration. We have spaces where visitors engage with our collections as well as technology-rich environments where they can create multimedia and digital projects. In addition, Alden Library houses partners from other campus units that support teaching and learning, including  CoLab, the Academic Achievement Center, the Graduate Research and Writing Center, and Ohio University Press. We also offer exhibitions and events throughout the year to engage with our community and showcase our rich collections.

I invite you to explore all that Ohio University Libraries has to offer. As we continue to help advance the strategic directions of the university, please let us know how we can continue to innovate to better serve your information needs.

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April 24, 2020
50 Years Later: Bobcat Solidarity Still Alive

On May 4, 1970, four students were shot and killed by the Ohio National Guard during a demonstration at Kent State University—in response to this, OHIO students held a mass rally, one of the largest ever held on the College Green, marked by calls for non-violence and unity.

April 24, 2020
Libraries’ 2020 Virtual Expo Winners Announced

The OHIO Student Expo couldn’t be held in person this year, but that didn’t stop many creative students from sharing their research and creative projects on Twitter and Instagram. 

April 24, 2020
Highlights: Finals by Alden Spring 2020

Despite Ohio University’s move to online and remote learning, the University Libraries staff and resources are still available for students during finals week–along with some fun, stress-free activities!

April 17, 2020
Finals by Alden (Virtually)!

Even though you are away from Alden Library for this finals season, don’t worry, we’re still here to help you ace your tests and essays (check out our academic resources for everything you need!)