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A Freshman Survival Guide to the Oklahoma State University Libraries

About the OSU Libraries

Welcome to the Oklahoma State University Libraries! We're glad you're here!

On this page, you will find some important information about the OSU Libraries, its collections and services. Learning to use the Library and access its collections effectively and efficiently is a critical skill to learn sooner rather than later.


The Edmon Low Library is the main library on the OSU campus and is composed of 6 floors and over 8.5 million items (books, journals, government documents, maps, aerial photographs, special collections and archives, etc.)

The OSU Library’s website can be found at It contains links to databases and collections of resources available to OSU students.  You can connect to library resources twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.

The OSU Library has three on campus branches:


The Library employs 30 full-time librarians who staff two reference desks to assist you in locating information and conducting research. The Library has a librarian with specialization in any subject matter you can imagine. To view a list of subject specialist librarians, go to: If you need help, please stop by the Circulation and Information Desk on the first floor of the Edmon Low Library and see a librarian – they’re here to help you and save you time in your research!

Other Tips

Please do not leave personal items unattended while in the Library.  Theft is a problem at all times.

You can contact the Library for assistance – from the Library homepage, in the upper right corner, click on the “Contact Us” link. You can reach us:

  • in person
  • via phone
  • email
  • instant message
  • livechat