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Functions and Responsibilities, Personnel, Online Resources, Information for Librarians


The Acquisitions and Bindery Department is split between three 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.

Galadriel Lackey (continuations and electronic resources) can be found in the Cataloging Department office, east of the Dean's Office.


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) 744-6307.

Contact Acquisitions / Bindery

Snail Mail: 

Edmon Low Library

Acquisitions Department

203 Library

Oklahoma State University

Stillwater, OK 74078


Acquisitions / Monographs: (405) 744-6306

Serials / Bindery: (405) 744-6307


(405) 744-7579

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