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Edmon Low Library

Study Rooms

Study Rooms


  • Reservations can be made at the Circulation and Information Desk by phone at 405-744-9741 or online
  • The study rooms are available for use on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations are required. Your OSU email and a Photo ID are required to place a reservation.
  • Individuals or groups may have one or two reservations on file at a time.
  • Reservations will be held until 15 minutes after the beginning of the time period. At that time, the room may be reassigned.
  • If you would like to book a study room for test taking, please submit a request.


  • First Floor: 6 rooms on the north-east; 4 rooms on the north-west; 7 rooms on the west.
  • Second Floor: 1 room on the east; 1 room on the west.
  • Third Floor: 5 rooms on the east.

Opening the Rooms

  • The key to a study room must be checked out at the Circulation Desk on the first floor immediately prior to use of the room.
  • When finished with the room, the person responsible for the room must make sure the room is in good condition and that the door is locked. The key must be returned to the Circulation Desk on the first floor.
  • Before a study room is opened, the person requesting to use the room signs a Statement of Responsibility. The person signing the Statement is responsible for maintaining security of the room during its use and ensuring that all occupants abide by study room use guidelines.

Persons using rooms must agree...

  • to keep the volume of conversations or presentations confined to the room,
  • not to handle the items exhibited on the walls,
  • to keep their feet off the furniture,
  • not to bring tobacco in any form into these rooms, and
  • to occupy the room for the complete duration of the reservation. Rooms left unoccupied will be placed on the available list for use.
Individuals or groups who do not comply with these guidelines or engage in activity that results in damage to these facilities, may be denied further use of them.
Jessie Thatcher Bost

In 1897 Jessie Thatcher became the first woman to graduate from Oklahoma A&M College. She received a bachelor's degree with the second graduating class.

After graduation, she taught in Stillwater schools until her marriage to Henry A. Bost in 1902. The young couple lived in Stillwater before moving to Alva. During the ensuing years, Mrs. Bost and her husband raised a family in Alva and Cleveland. She continued to teach school and, until her death in 1963, was active in community affairs as well as in those of her alma mater.

The Jessie Thatcher Bost Room was established by her son, Armon H. Bost, in 1991.

H. Louise Cobb

Dedicated in October 1994, the H. Louise Cobb Room is a permanent tribute to a founding member of the Executive Board of the Friends of the OSU Library.

H. Louise (Boyer) Cobb graduated from Oklahoma A&M College in 1949 with a bachelor's degree in home economics. She was a charter member of the Alpha Chi Omega sorority and in 1948 served as its chapter president.

Mrs. Cobb, who died in 1992, was the wife of Mr. Ed Cobb, chief executive officer of Toklan Oil and Gas Company of Tulsa. Mr. Cobb and their three children donated funds to remodel the room and established a $100,000 endowment for the H. Louise Cobb and the Friends of the OSU Library Speakers Series.

Dean & Carol Stringer

Long-time Library supporters, Dean and Carol Stringer were the first donors to endow one of the 2004 group study rooms on the first floor of the Edmon Low Library.

Dean Stringer, President of the Friends of the OSU Library, said "Carol and I are pleased to make this gift. The study rooms improve the OSU Library and should be of particular benefit to students. What a perfect cause!"


Like many donors, a love of libraries inspired Katherine McCollom to endow a group study room at the OSU Library. "A library has always been a special place for me. Everywhere I've been, I have always enjoyed a library."

Once an OSU student herself, Katherine McCollom decided to help today's students by endowing one of the Library's new group study rooms.

The room is named the Tompkins-McCollom Study Room. McCollom chose to honor both her parents and her husband with the naming of the room. "The Tompkins is for my mother and father; the McCollom is my husband."

The Tompkins-McCollom Study Room is the second of 2004 study rooms to be endowed.


In 2012, the Tom J. Carson Foundation stepped in to fund a suite of study rooms. The set of three rooms was designed specifically with the Writing Center Outpost in mind, but it also provides highly sought after study space at other times of day.


In 2012, the Tom J. Carson Foundation stepped in to fund a suite of study rooms. The set of three rooms was designed specifically with the Outpost in mind, but it also provides highly sought after study space at other times of day.


In 2012, the Tom J. Carson Foundation stepped in to fund a suite of study rooms. The set of three rooms was designed specifically with the Outpost in mind, but it also provides highly sought after study space at other times of day.

Weslie & Laveta Hendren

In 2015, the Hendrens' daughter and son-in-law, Cheryl and Thomas Hamilton, dedicated the study room in memory of Weslie and Laveta Hendren. Weslie Hendren graduated from Oklahoma A&M College in 1948. He received a bachelor's degree in accounting. The Hamiltons believe there is no better place to give to than the Library because it is "literally and figuratively the heart of the university." "I wanted to pay it forward for what my parents have done for me," Cheryl Hamilton said.

Joe J. Hamilton

In 2008, Hamilton's son and daughter-in-law, Thomas and Cheryl Hamilton, dedicated the study room in memory of Joe J. Hamilton because of his contributions to Oklahoma A&M College and specifically to the Edmon Low Library. In 1941, Joe J. Hamilton graduated from OAMC. He received a bachelor's degree in architecture, and later became the architectural engineer for the OAMC Library and Student Union. The Hamilton family recognizes that by sponsoring a study room, they can impact many students and provide a lasting impression on the Library. The Hamiltons, wanting students to feel at home in their study room, hung a display case crafted by Thomas Hamilton. The case is filled with family mementos and personal belongings for students to view.

Roy & Marian Holleman Foundation

Named after OSU alumnus Roy Holleman, the Roy & Marian Holleman Foundation Study Room is the latest demonstration of this foundation's strong support of libraries and the academic discipline of library science. The Roy & Marian Holleman Foundation has also established a generous scholarship endowment for students who work in the OSU Libraries in Stillwater.

John C. & Kathryn A. Williams

John and Kathryn 'Kay' Williams, of Coyle, Oklahoma, are longtime supporters of OSU and the Library. Their ties to the University date back to their time as students here. Kay joined the Friends of the OSU Library Board of Directors in 1997 and continues to serve the organization today. For 20 years, the Williams have supported many Library endeavors, including named collection endowments in support of agriculture and education and the John C. & Kathryn A. Williams Study Room.

Joe and Jeanne Craig Study Room
OSU alumni Joe and Jeanne Craig (Class of '58 and Class of '59 respectively) provided a generous gift for the Library Study Room that bears their names. The Craig family has a long history with OSU, and several members have attended OSU through the years. After graduating, Joe served our nation for 26 years in the U.S. Army, retiring as a Colonel. Jeanne used her degrees to serve society as a Licensed Marriage and Family Counselor. The Craigs' Library Study Room gift is one of many ways that they have invested in the lives of others.

Four group study rooms are still available as naming opportunties for donors.

Contact Library Development at 405-744-7273 for details.