Signs and Flyers in the Library

As you may know, Beeghly Library is a popular place to hang flyers and signs for events and other happenings on campus. However you may not know that Beeghly also has certain guidelines it must follow regarding the placement of signs and other advertising materials. Below you will find a list of preferred and designated spots for you to hang and display these items as well as a few other guidelines to help ensure your message will be seen by library visitors.

  • Designated places for hanging signs are: 1) the bulletin board in the entrance area of the library, 2) the bulletin boards in the basement outside of the Media Center, 3) the blue bulletin like boards in the library café
  • Signs found anywhere other than these designated spots will be removed
  • Signs containing dated information (e.g. event has already happened) are also subject to removal
  • Certain subjects might also be cause for sign removal (e.g. the mentioning or advertising of alcohol)
  • If you would like to post information in a different spot or have a sign larger than 11×17, we ask that you contact Dee Peterson, Coordinator of User Services, or Bonnie Mahle, Assistant to the Director, to see if another display option might be possible
  • The library does not supply materials for displaying signs and flyers like tape or push pins – please be ready to bring your own

Bashford Reading Room Now Has Newspapers and Magazines

Relax in Beeghly’s Bashford Lounge with your favorite magazines and newspapers. Find the most recent issues of our subscription newspapers as well as several popular magazines displayed there for your reading pleasure. Titles include:

Magazines: Christian Science Monitor, Ebony, Economist, Essence, Fitness, Fortune, Money, Ms, National Review, New Republic, New Statesman, El País Semanal, and Sports Illustrated.

Newspapers: Columbus Dispatch, Delaware Gazette, International Herald Tribune, Le Monde, New York Times, El País, Plain Dealer, Times of London, Transcript, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post.

Most recent issues of the newspaper titles will also be located in the Bashford Lounge, while some older issues of the magazines will remain on the lower level with the remainder of the periodicals.

Let us know if you have any questions whatsoever. Happy reading!

Attn: Students –Need research help? Ask a Librarian!

Welcome back students! As the semester begins and assignments kick into gear, we at the OWU Libraries want to let you know that we’re here to help.  Below are some quick facts about the research help we can provide as well as where and how to find us.

Who Are the Librarians?

Each department on campus is assigned a librarian to help with course-related assignments. Not sure who your “liaison librarian” is? Click HERE to find out.

How Do I Contact a Librarian? 

Librarians can be contacted in a variety of ways. We set up individual appointments upon request; you can email us, call us, chat with us, Facebook with us, or even drop by one of our reference desks!  Visit the homepage to find our chat box and the ASK US link to find our other contact information.

What is this Reference Desk You Speak Of? 

Our main reference desk is located in Beeghly Library on the main floor in front of the Information Commons. Our librarians take turns staffing the desk to assist anyone who stops by and asks a question during designated times.  We also employ a few reference students that can get you started but may refer you to a librarian depending on the complexity of the question.  The music and science libraries also have specific desks/areas where you can ask questions.

What Kind of Help Do Librarians Provide?

Reference librarians are prepared to help you find resources for your papers and projects (books, journal articles, web sites, primary sources, etc.) using many of the Libraries’ search tools (CONSORT, OhioLINK, Summon, databases, etc.) We not only help you find where to search but how to search. We assist with topic and resource evaluation, and can also help with citation/bibliography creation.

OWU Library Hours for Spring Semester

Welcome back! Library hours for the Spring 2013 semester are:

Beeghly Library:

  • Mon-Thurs: 8am-2am
  • Fri: 8am-5pm
  • Sat: 10am-5pm
  • Sun: 1pm-2am

Media Center (Beeghly):

  • Mon-Thurs: 8am-9pm
  • Fri: 8am-5pm
  • Sat: Closed
  • Sun: 5pm-9pm

Kinnison Music Library:

  • Mon-Thurs: 9am-Noon; 1pm-5pm; 6pm-10pm
  • Fri: 10am-Noon; 1pm-4pm
  • Sat: 1-5pm
  • Sun: 6pm-10pm

Hobson Science Library:

  • Mon-Thurs: 9am-8pm
  • Fri: 9am-5pm
  • Sat: Closed
  • Sun: 5pm-10pm

Internet Cafe Hours of Food Service (Beeghly)

  • Mon-Thurs: 5pm-Midnight
  • Fri: Closed
  • Sat: Closed
  • Sun: 5pm-Midnight

Special Collections:

  • Mon-Fri: 8:30am-Noon; 1pm-5pm

ATTN: Faculty. Librarians are here for you!

As you continue preparing for Spring Semester, remember all the ways your librarians can help you and your students.

  • Course-integrated library instruction sessions.
  • Personal research assistance.
  • LibGuides specific to your courses.
  • Introduction to resources like Hathi Trust and Internet Archive.
  • Creation of digital scholarship.
  • Exploration of open access publication options.

Contact your liaison librarian for more information.

Not Sure Where to Start your Research? Try Summon.

When you’re gearing up to begin research for a new assignment or project this semester, try Summon, a new search tool on the library’s home page at You can access the Summon search box by clicking on the Summon tab.

Summon is a new website that lets you search for books, articles, ebooks, media, maps, government documents, musical scores, and lots more from a single keyword search box and access many items immediately when they are available online. Summon includes the entire CONSORT Library Catalog, many of the library’s digital collections, and the majority of articles and ebooks from research databases the library offers.

Limit your results to items available instantly online, items from scholarly publications, or to just books if you like. You can also save items you find interesting and email them, print them, or export them to a reference or citation manager like RefWorks.

The library is continuously evaluating Summon and welcomes your feedback, both good and bad, about your experiences using it. The site is designed to be easy to use, but there is plenty of additional help available in our Summon guide or by contacting the library at