OhioLINK Electronic Journal Center Updates

The OhioLINK Electronic Journal Center has an updated interface with new tools to help you find articles for your research.

You can refine your search results using facets on the left-hand side of your screen to select results by date, journal, subject, or additional search terms.

Click on the red PDF download button to access your article immediately.

Have questions or need assistance? Contact us!

E-Textbooks Available

The OWU Libraries have a select number of course textbooks available as ebooks!

Have any questions about ebooks at the library? Contact us!

Students can buy physical and digital textbooks via the OWU Campus Store. Have questions about bookstore purchases? Email bookstore@owu.edu or call 740-368-3396.

You can also check your local public library for ebooks they have available for checkout.

Need help finding ebooks? Contact us!

Fall 2020 Library Services and Access Information

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, OWU Libraries have modified their services and facilities access to adhere to recommended guidelines and safety protocols.

Please consult our Fall 2020 Services and Access Guide as a one-stop spot for everything you need to know about using OWU Libraries this semester, including hours, borrowing, and available space.

Please note that our plans and decisions will remain flexible and are subject to change. We will continuously assess our services and the current situation and will work to communicate any necessary changes via this guide and other official library channels as quickly as possible. We thank you in advance for your understanding.

COVID-19 Course Guide Available

Taking OWU’s MOOC on COVID-19? We have a resource guide for that!

We’re in This Together: An Interdisciplinary Exploration of the Coronavirus Pandemic is a 10-week course, where 24 Ohio Wesleyan faculty members address the coronavirus pandemic from perspectives across academic disciplines. Through lectures, panel discussions, and questions from the class, they will explore the lasting effects this crisis will have on global society, even as the pandemic unfolds. For more information on the course itself, please see the official COVID class page.

Along with linking to the weekly assigned readings, the library course guide will assist students in locating resources to add to their understanding of the crisis.

Have any questions bout the guide or need help accessing resources? Contact us!





Bashford Lounge Construction

The former cafe space attached to Bashford Lounge will be under construction through Winter Break, but Bashford Lounge is still available for 24/7 access while the work is in progress.

All night access to the Bashford Lounge will be available until Friday, December 21st.

The lounge will be unavailable when the University is closed, December 22nd through January 1st.

After-hours access for the lounge area will resume when classes begin on Wednesday, January 16th.

Please contact us if you have any questions!

New! Safari O’Reilly Ebooks and More

Starting on Wednesday, October 10th, Safari Ebooks is now Safari O’Reilly. And it includes more than just ebooks! You now also have access to access to video tutorials and self-guided courses on business, programming, and information technology.

Accessing Safari O’Reilly is a little different too. Below is what you’ll see when you find a Safari O’Reilly title in the catalog and click to access.

Find a Safari title in CONSORT, here:

Or in Summon here:

Click on link: “Full text online” or “Connect to…”

If it’s your first use, you will be asked for your email address.

Safari will recognize your @owu.edu email.


Then you will be asked for your OWU account login.

And then you will access your resource:


Subsequent use on campus will result in this message when you click on a Safari link:

You may then be asked for your OWU login if you haven’t already logged in to access other resources.

Off-Campus Access

When not on campus or the OWU network you will be asked for your email and OWU login, just as you were when you first accessed Safari on campus.

Safari Emails

After your first time logging into Safari, you will receive an email from them. It will tell you more about their content and the mobile app. You can opt out of these emails:

Have any questions about content or access? Please contact us!


New at the Libraries: Meditation and Reflection Space

New this semester, the Libraries will offer a Meditation & Reflection Space on the Third floor of Beeghly!

meditation space beeghly divider screens meditation space beeghly rug

A pilot project based upon student suggestions and driven by a collaboration between the Chaplain’s Office and OWU Libraries, this neutral space is open to all at Ohio Wesleyan. It is a quiet place to reflect, meditate, pray, or just enjoy a few peaceful moments to unplug and melt away stress. We encourage visitors to view the guidelines of the space before use.

Please direct any questions or feedback to: libraries@owu.edu.

Summer Break Hours

Summer session ends this Friday! Summer break hours for the Libraries begin on Monday, June 25th.

Complete hours list here.

June 25-August 19

Beeghly Library

Monday-Friday Saturday-Sunday
8:30am-4:30pm Closed

Hobson Science Library


Please note!
The Libraries will be closed Wednesday, July 4th, for the Independence Day holiday.

Intersession and Summer Session Hours for the Libraries

Staying for the summer session? Beeghly and Hobson will still be available for research and study.

Complete hours list here.

May 14-20

Beeghly Library

Monday-Thursday Friday-Saturday Sunday
8:30am-4:30pm 8:30am-5pm Closed

Hobson Science Library



May 21-June 22

Beeghly Library

Mon-Thurs Friday Sat-Sun
8:30am-6pm 8:30am-5pm Closed

Hobson Science Library

Mon-Fri Sat-Sun
9am-1pm CLOSED