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Western Kentucky University

WKU Owensboro Library


L. Reid Haire Administration Building Phone: (270) 852-7785 (Library Main Number) 
Room 219 FAX: (270) 684-1498
4821 New Hartford Road (270) 684-9797 (WKU Owensboro Main Office)
Owensboro, KY 42303  


About the Owensboro Library

The Owensboro Library is a general reference library with primary emphasis on upper-level undergraduate and graduate research needs. There is a non-circulating collection which includes: standard reference sources (encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, directories); current magazines; local newspapers; and electronic indexes and Internet databases, as well as an ever-growing circulating collection.

In addition, currently enrolled students can request books and journal articles to be sent from the WKU main campus library. Materials are usually delivered overnight via special courier. Turnaround time on requests is usually 1-2 days, but at times the service takes up to 7-10 days. You can e-mail requests to jennifer.wright2@wku.edu, telephone or fax the library at the numbers above, or request them in person.

The library staff can help you find print sources, use the WKU library's online catalog and databases, and make requests for main-campus items. Faculty can also request in-class instruction sessions.

NOTE: You can access the WKU databases from off campus using your NetID, or passwords provided by the Library, as applicable.

 

Main Library Home Page:   Owensboro Campus website:
http://www.wku.edu/library/   http://www.wku.edu/owensboro/

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(From off campus use NetID)

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New at the WKU-O Library! 

June 2014

Books

Van Gogh, Dali and Beyond

Learning To Be Old

An Audience of Artists

Death in a Global Age

 Aging and the Life Course

Congressional Role Call 2012

APA Dictionary of Clinical Psychology

Children's Books

How to Train a Train

Journey

Mr. Tiger Goes Wild

Locomotive

Herman and Rosie

When Lions Roar

Hello, My Name is Ruby

 

 

 


 

Reserves

WKU-O Library can have copies of articles or books placed on reserve by professors. Some reserve items are online via BlackBoard. Most file copy reserve materials are "Room Use" only and may not be removed from the library. Some reserves may be checked out after 6:00 p.m. for overnight use. Instructors may also designate a three-day or seven-day loan period. Fines for overdue reserves are $.25 per hour or $.75 per day per item.

Photocopy Services

A self-service photocopier, and a document scanner is available.

Computer Services

WKU-O Library has eleven desktop computers as well as nineteen laptop computers that can be checked out and used within the WKU-O Building.


Who's Who at the Owensboro Library

 

Owensboro Library Hours



 

 Fall 2014 Library Hours

 Monday - Thursday

 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM

 Friday

 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

 Saturday and Sunday

 CLOSED

Fall 2014 Holiday Hours

September 1 (Mon-Labor Day)

CLOSED

FALL BREAK

October 1 (Wed)

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

October 2-3 (Thur-Fri)

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

THANKSGIVING

November 25 (Tues)

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

November 26-29 (Wed-Sun)

CLOSED

December Holidays

December 13 (Sat) - January 4 (Sun)

CLOSED

 

Holiday and interim hours may vary.

 




 

 

Other Libraries in Owensboro

Owensboro Community and Technical College Library
4800 New Hartford Road
Owensboro, KY 42303-1800
(270) 686-4590
Online Catalog

Kentucky Wesleyan College Library Learning Center
3000 Frederica Street
Owensboro, KY 42301
Phone: 270-852-3259
270-926-3196
Online Catalog

Brescia University
717 Frederica Street
Owensboro, KY 42301-3023
270-685-3131
Online Catalog

Daviess County Public Library
2020 Frederica Street
Owensboro, KY 42301
270-684-0211
FAX: 270.684.0211
Online Catalog



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