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Edmon Low Library

Library Services

Study Rooms

The study rooms are available for use on a first-come, first-served basis. The Library has several study rooms available, so reservations are encouraged. Place a reservation.

Circulation and Information Desk

Basic reference assistance is available at the Circulation and Information Desk to help you with reference and information questions.

Phone: 405-744-9741

Subject Librarians

For advanced reference assistance our knowledgeable and friendly librarians are here to help! We can assist you in designing a research assignment, getting help for a class assignment or project or simply answering difficult research questions!

Simply click here to make an appointment with a librarian!

Not sure who is the best person to answer your question, here are their profiles! ( PDF version)

Research & Subject Guides
Research & Subject Guides list print, media, and digital materials selected by subject librarians to focus your research in a specific area. The guides also provide tips on conducting effective research, and links to subject specialists, notable collections, and related OSU resources
Zotero & Citation Manuals

Zotero is software that allows users to manage their bibliographies, citations and references. Zotero links to Microsoft Word and makes it easy for writers to cite references and create bibliographies at the click of the mouse. Zotero helps people organize and efficiently use the citations for their resources

Guide to various citation style manuals to use in different academic files

Research Data Services

Find information and resources to help you manage your data and measure its impact in your field utilizing the latest tools and techniques on our Research Data Services page.


The Circulation Department staffs the Circulation Desk and Laptop Desk in the Edmon Low Library whenever the building is open. We check out and check in library materials. Circulation is also the checkout point for the Library's collection of laptops, MacBooks and tablets. We are the pickup location for Interlibrary Loan items, books "on hold" and recalled books. We also oversee the reservation and checking out of the Library Study Rooms.

Document Delivery Service

When you can't come to the Library, we bring the Library to you! While many articles are available online, there is still a significant amount of our collection available only in paper. Now, any print article or book chapter owned by the Library will be made available electronically by request. Entire books can be pulled in advance and placed "on hold" at the Circulation and Information Desk in the Edmon Low Library. Submit a Request

InterLibrary Services

Interlibrary Services (ILS) is responsible for borrowing items and obtaining copies of articles that are not owned by the OSU Edmon Low Library. It is our goal to put this material in your hands as quickly as possible. Interlibrary Services is unable to borrow books required for class.


The Reserves and Textbook 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.


Library instruction in courses will facilitate students' engagement in creative and critical thinking about research and information resources

Request library instruction.

Place items in course reserves

We provide access to reserve materials such as books and articles requested by faculty and instructors to support their classes.

Place Items on Reserve for a Course

Suggest Purchase (Book, Journal, Database)

Submitting a purchase request does not guarantee the library will order the item. Please contact your Academic Liaison to confirm whether the requested item can the purchased. Thank you!

Suggest Purchase (Book, Journal, Database)

Courtesy Cards

Although the collection of the OSU Stillwater Library is primarily to support the faculty, staff, and students of the University, courtesy cards permit those who qualify use of the collection for a limited time.

Information for High School Groups
The Edmon Low Library at Oklahoma State University welcomes school group visitors. Arrange to bring your high school or grade school class to the Library.
Our Unique Collections
The Edmon Low Library offer a wide range of unique collections.
Support the Library

For more than twenty years, the Friends have encouraged and provided support for the OSU Library and its mission to serve as the "intellectual commons" of the University. Your help has been vital to the Library in achieving and maintaining its reputation for quality resources, services, and gateways to information to meet the needs of OSU's diverse instructional, research, and outreach program. Your generosity will help us achieve our goals well into the next decade and beyond.