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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 91 other academic libraries in Ohio. Materials from libraries around the world are also readily available through Interlibrary Loan.

Our spaces throughout Ohio University's campuses provide visitors with 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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September 3, 2021
University Libraries Joins HathiTrust

OHIO Libraries is excited to join HathiTrust, a collective digital preservation repository of research and academic libraries dedicated to making materials more accessible online.

September 3, 2021
Documentary Screening and Panel Discussion

Join us Sept. 9 at 6:30 p.m. for a panel discussion with Bill Kimok, University archivist and record manager; Tevis’ children, Julia McGory and Will Tevis; and Sam Crowl, former English professor, and colleague of Tevis— and moderated by Cheri Russo, WOUB community engagement manager.

September 1, 2021
Libraries Integrates into New Guarantee+

First-year students will begin learning about information literacy with the help of librarians, faculty and staff across the University to prepare them for academic and future success.

August 30, 2021
Library Spaces for Online Classes

“Where can I go to take my online class?”  Here’s our best suggestions for where to go in our Libraries to meet with your virtual classmates.