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WKU Owensboro Regional Library


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

About the Owensboro Regional Library

The Owensboro Regional 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 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, telephone 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:

(From off campus use NetID)


(Free online lectures)

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New at the WKU Owensboro Regional Library! 

January 2017

Introducing the new Leisure Books Collection!

Accidental saints : finding God in all the wrong people

Twelve days of Christmas : a novel

Two by two

Today will be different : a novel

Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli pirates : the forgotten war that changed American history

Shaken : discovering your true identity in the midst of life's storms

The general vs. the president : MacArthur and Truman at the brink of nuclear war

My own words

The last days of night : a novel

A life in parts

A torch kept lit : great lives of the twentieth century

Woman of god

The book of joy : lasting happiness in a changing world

Paris for one and other stories

New Titles In Education

Achieving educational standards using the Big6

Differentiation for gifted and talented students

Super teaching : over 1000 practical strategies

Teaching children with high-functioning autism : strategies for the inclusive classroom

The Freedom Writers diary : teacher's guide

Classroom management : 24 strategies every teacher needs to know

101 activities for teaching creativity and problem solving

Teaching content outrageously : how to captivate all students and accelerate learning, grades 4-12

Learner-centered teaching : five key changes to practice

6 principles for teaching English language learners in all classrooms

101 answers for new teachers and their mentors : effective teaching tips for daily classroom use

Teach like a pirate : increase student engagement, boost your creativity, and transform your life as an educator

Whole brain teaching for challenging kids (and the rest of your class, too!)

Alternative assessments with gifted and talented students /

Teaching outside the box : how to grab your students by their brains

Flip your classroom : reach every student in every class every day

Learning theories simplified : ...and how to apply them to teaching




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

Who's Who at the Owensboro Library



Owensboro Regional Library Hours


Spring 2017 Hours

Monday - Thursday

10 AM - 8PM


10 AM - 4PM

Saturday and Sunday


Spring Special Hours

March 13 - 17 (Monday to Friday - Spring Break)

10 AM to 2 PM




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
Online Catalog

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

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

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 Last Modified 2/17/17