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:

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

End of Semester Hours for the Libraries

As the semester comes to a close, we have the libraries open extended hours so you can prepare for finals.

Complete hours list here.

April 30-May 6

Beeghly Library

Monday-Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
8am-2am 8am-12am 12pm-5pm 10am-2am

Hobson Science Library

Monday-Wednesday Thursday-Friday Saturday Sunday
9am-8pm 9pm-12am CLOSED 5pm-12am


May 7-13

Beeghly Library

Monday Tuesday Wednesday-Friday Saturday Sunday
8am-2am 8am-5pm 8:30am-5pm 1pm-5pm 9am-1pm

Hobson Science Library

Monday Tuesday Wednesday-Sunday
9am-12am 9pm-5pm CLOSED

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!

Mellon Grant update and Five Colleges Omeka Workshop for Faculty on Saturday, October 14th

Over the summer, the Five Colleges of Ohio applied for and received an extension to the Digital Scholarship Grant (named Digital Collections: from Projects to Pedagogy and Scholarship), first awarded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in 2013. The grant will now support our activities in the name of fostering digital scholarship across all five campuses through June of 2019. During this extended grant period, we are excited to both initiate and sustain faculty projects, create viable conduits through which these projects can be realized and promoted, and expand opportunities for faculty and staff development.

Towards this last objective, the Five Colleges of Ohio Digital Collaborations Group is leading an Omeka workshop that is open to faculty from all five colleges on Saturday, October 14, 2017 from 10am – 2pm. It will be held on campus at Ohio Wesleyan in the R.W. Corns Building, Room 303. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Omeka, an open source web publishing platform, has grown in popularity as a resource for engaging students in curating online exhibits, developing digital literacies, and practicing scholarly communication. We will open the event with a discussion of the Mellon grant extension details. The workshop will focus on the use of Omeka for class-centered digital projects, but we will also present a general introduction on using it to create online exhibits. During lunch, experiences working with Omeka will be discussed. If you are a previous Ohio 5 Omeka Faculty Workshop attendee, please note that this workshop is very similar to those given at Wooster, Denison, and Kenyon in the past. Due to space limitations, registration will be capped at 35 participants and priority will be given to new attendees.

Lunch, mileage reimbursement, and a $100 stipend will be provided to those attending the workshop.

If you are interested in attending, please register by Friday, September 29th by completing the registration form. If you have any questions please contact Digital Initiatives Librarian & Curator, OWU Historical Collection, Eugene Rutigliano (

New at the Library this Fall!

New Librarians

Welcome new Public Service Librarians Calvin Cleary and Audrey Heisel!


Need help finding resources for a project or a paper? Contact a librarian to set up an appointment.

LexisNexis is now Nexis Uni

This essential database of newspapers, and legal and business documents has changed its name from LexisNexis Academic to Nexis Uni. It has a brand new interface with new functionality. Contact us to learn more.

Ebrary is now Ebook Central

Ebrary, our largest provider of full-text ebooks, is now called Ebook Central. What does this change? Not much at all! You will just see the Ebook Central logo instead, otherwise how you view and work with ebooks will remain the same. Find out more about how to access our ebook collections here!

Ebook Landing Pages

More on ebooks! Now, when you click on an ebook link in the catalog, you will arrive at a landing page like this:

Look for the links in blue, click, and it will take you to your book. 

Textbooks on Reserve

Thanks to a partnership with WCSA, we have been able to expand the number of textbooks on print reserve as part of pilot project this Fall. To search for all items on reserve, visit our reserves page.