What’s New at the Libraries for Spring

New Staff

Please welcome two new faces to OWU Libraries and the Ohio 5!


Public Services Librarian
Holly Birk

Ohio 5 Post-Baccalaureate Fellow
in Digital Scholarship

Olivia Geho

Textbooks on Reserve Pilot Extended

Thanks to a continued partnership with WCSA, more textbooks for select courses will be on reserve at the Libraries this semester!

To discover if your course has items on reserve, visit our reserves page and search by course or instructor last name.

Contact us if you have any questions!


New Resources

Explore the Resources of the American Antiquarian Society
Through our partnership with OhioLINK, Ohio Wesleyan library users now have access to an extensive collection of American periodicals published between 1684 and 1912.

Read the Letters of an OWU Student and Union Soldier
The OWU Historical Collection has published a collection of Civil War-era letters to the university’s institutional repository, Digital Commons @ OWUThe Paula B. and Thomas W. Harvey Collection of Civil War Letters consists of 240 handwritten letters, authored primarily by former Ohio Wesleyan student Thomas Sumption Armstrong (1835-1909) and George Washington Porter (1838-1888).

The letters detail the experiences of Union soldiers during the course of the war and the aspects of their daily lives that they shared with family members. To facilitate research in the collection, each letter has been cataloged and is accompanied by a full transcription.

Explore the collection here!

Intermittent Access Issues

Recently it has come to our attention that users have been experiencing random, intermittent issues with access to our resources. This is affecting users at all CONSORT schools and we have also been able to confirm this is an issue at the vendor level and not one we are able to fix locally. Should you experience an issue, the message you receive will be titled, “Proxy Error.”

While this is currently being worked on by the vendor, there are a few workarounds we can suggest:

  1. Clear your web browser’s cache
  2. Try your search again in a different browser

We also request that you send along any instances of this error to libraries@owu.edu including the time the error message was received and the resource(s) being searched.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and hope we are able to share news of a resolution soon.