Oklahoma State University Libraries
The Oklahoma State University Libraries exist as a resource to expand the learning potential of students and citizens
of our state and to enhance the teaching and research capabilities of our faculty. The Edmon Low Library, which sits at the
heart of campus, has served as the home of the main collection since 1953.
The OSU Library has been a member of the prestigious Association of Research Libraries since 1962.
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Reserves & Textbooks
The Reserves and Microforms Department is responsible for providing access to the Library’s collection of textbooks. We provide access to reserve materials such as books and articles requested by faculty and instructors to support their classes. Reserves and Microforms also houses materials the Library has purchased in a microformat (microfilm, microfiche, micro opaque cards or aperture cards), and we provide the capability to digitize these materials. Accompanying materials for books (CDs, floppy disks or DVDs) which were included in books are kept in the Reserves and Microform Room. We also have a small collection of DVDs and films or videos which were requested by faculty for their classes. What we do: Maintain a collection of currently-used textbooks for the larger classes or that cost more than $100. These books are available for 2-hour checkouts. What we do: Maintain access to a collection of supporting books and articles as requested by class instructors; Provide access to the Library’s collection of microfilm, etc.; Maintain a small collection of films and videos; Maintain accompanying material which were included in purchased books.