New Resource Alert – Global Environmental Justice Documentaries

This curated collection of 29 documentaries aims to present “under-reported stories of human rights and environmental protection issues in Asia and North America.” In addition to covering a variety of subjects, each documentary is accompanied by a teaching guide, created by the same faculty responsible for curating the collection (Whittier, Yale, Brandeis and NYU Shanghai).

Other highlights of this particular collection include:

  •         Ability to integrate content into Blackboard or provide permalinks links
  •         Ability to create playlists and clips
  •         Closed captioning (for most titles)
  •         Synchronized transcripts
  •         Video markups for class presentations
  •         New content added periodically

Please note that licensing of this collection covers use in-class and for other closed-campus events.These films cannot be shown or advertised outside the OWU learning community.

To learn more about using this new collection, visit the Docuseek2 Help wiki.

For more about providing links or integrating content into Blackboard, visit the Integrating Docuseek2 wiki.

Additional questions can be directed to

Automatic Renewal of Library Materials Now Available

Beginning this semester, materials checked out from the Libraries that are eligible for renewal will now renew automatically, eliminating the need for users to manually initiate the renewal process. This includes materials from OWU, CONSORT, and OhioLINK but does NOT include items borrowed elsewhere through interlibrary loan (ILL) services.

Library users will be sent email messaging regarding these renewals and additional notification when an item finally becomes due. For details about loan periods and the number of renewals allowed on circulating items, visit the Borrow, Renew, Request page on the Libraries’ web site.

Still have questions? Library staff are happy to help. Email: or Phone: 740-368-3225

Interruption in OhioLINK services – March 21st from 7:30pm-10:00pm

We have been informed that there will be a slight interruption in OhioLINK services on Tuesday, March 21st from 7:30pm – 10:00pm. The outage window is anticipated to be less than 30 minutes but the exact timing is unknown. This will affect popular resources and services like the Electronic Journal Center (EJC), Electronic Book Center (EBC) and Central Catalog.

Please plan accordingly. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Summer Hours for OWU Libraries

Below please find the hours for the OWU Libraries for the remainder of the summer.

Beeghly Library

June 24 – August 26       Monday – Friday     8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Closed Saturdays & Sundays

(Note: Open special hours for StART participants –See StART Schedule)

Media Center

June 24 – August 26       Monday – Friday     9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Closed Saturdays & Sundays

Science Library

Closed beginning June 20 @ 1pm.

Reopens August 26th  – (Materials can be obtained by special request at the Beeghly Circulation Desk.)

Music Library


Reopens August 26th – (Materials can be obtained by special request at the Beeghly Circulation Desk.)

*NOTE: The Internet Café in Beeghly Library will not have 24-7 access from Friday, June 21st – Sunday, August 25th.  Afterhours access to the café will resume with the start of fall session on Monday, August 26th.

CLOSED: JULY 4th & 5th for HOLIDAY

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