The Acquisitions and Bindery Department is split between two operating areas. The Bindery and Serials Unit is located in the Edmon Low Library, west of the Dean of Libraries Office on the 2nd floor. The room number is 203. Access to our office is via either the North or South entrances to the Dean's Office.
From the South (grand staircase or center stairwell), pass Room 206, through the door to go to the Dean's Office, then turn left rather than proceeding into the Dean's Office.
From the North, it's much easier to ask the Dean's Office staff for directions.
The Acquisitions Monographs unit is located at the Library Annex on Boomer Road. It is not a public facility.
The Acquisitions Department is responsible for ordering, receiving, and paying for new materials (books, periodicals, media, etc.) purchased for the Main Library and its branch libraries. The Acquisitions Department also tracks the library’s annual materials budget.
The Bibliographic Searchers assist with the processing of gift books donated to the library.
The Bindery Unit is affiliated with Acquisitions. The Bindery’s primary responsibilities are receiving and shelving new periodical issues, preparing older loose periodical issues to be bound into volumes, and rebinding damaged Library books. The Bindery does not do any of the actual binding—it is contracted out to a third party.
Hours of Operation and Getting Help
The Acquisitions Department and the Bindery are open between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except during federal and university holidays.
For Acquisitions assistance, call (405) 744-6306.
For Serials or Bindery assistance, call (405) 744-9765.
Contact Acquisitions / Bindery
Edmon Low Library
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, OK 74078
Acquisitions / Monographs: (405) 744-6306
Serials / Bindery: (405) 744-9765
Staff Email and Phone Numbers:
Opens the Library's Personnel Directory. You may need to click the links to Acquisitions or Serials to display contact info for the respective unit.
Acquisitions: Personnel Directory--Acquisitions
Serials / Bindery: Personnel Directory--Serials