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Edmon Low Library

Welcome From the Dean

January 20, 2021

Here at the Library, we are eager to welcome our students and scholars to our beautiful campus. The Library continues to serve as the heart of teaching, learning and research at OSU, and our services and resources remain essential to the University’s mission.

Whether students are attending classes on campus or remotely, the Library is available to support their success. Our reference team fields questions in-person, by phone or email, and via online chat. Our late night hours and 24/7 access for pre-finals and finals weeks offer flexibility to visit the Library at your convenience. When we aren’t open, you can still access many of our resources online.

Today, you can check out so much more than books at the Library. We offer checkout laptops, cameras, tripods, microphones, phone chargers, telescopes, projectors and more. Like everything at the Library, this technology is available to every student regardless of their college or major.

Our spaces and resources are always evolving to meet the changing needs of the campus. This year, we began mailing checkout laptops to remote-learning students; finished a renovation of the fourth floor; expanded our Maps and Spatial Data unit; completed a re-roofing project; and broke ground on a new garden space on our north plaza.

These renovations and upgrades are part of our preparations for the upcoming 70th anniversary of the Edmon Low Library. From October 2022 through October 2023, we’ll celebrate seven decades at the heart of campus. We hope you will be able to join us!

Sheila Grant Johnson, OSU Dean of Libraries



Last Updated: 23 June 2023