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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)

(Free online lectures)

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New at the WKU Owensboro Regional Library! 

October 2016



The Writer's Market. 2012


Surviving the French Revolution : A Bridge Across Time


Land Use and Society : Geography, Law, and Public Policy

Juvenile/ Teacher Education


The Year of the Book

Leadership, Educational Leadership, and Management

Diversity in the Workforce: Current Issues and Emerging Trends

Leadership-As-Practice: Theory and Application

The Changing Landscape of School Leadership: Recalibrating the School Principalship

Increasing Student Achievement through Effective School Leadership: Practitioners' Perspectives

Leadership in Public Organizations: An Introduction

Diversity & Education: A Critical Multicultural Approach

Human Resource Management: Strategic and International Perspectives

Local Interest

Adventures in Good Cooking

Kentucky's Covered Bridges


Explaining Abnormal Behavior: A Cognitive Neuroscience Perspective

Neuroscience for Psychologists and Other Mental Health Professionals: Promoting Well-Being and Treating Mental Illness

The Roots of Cognitive Neuroscience: Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychology

Social Work

Clinical Social Work Exam Practice Questions 2014  

Masters Social Work Exam Secrets Study Guide: Your Key to Exam Success 2013

Clinical Social Work Exam Secrets Study Guide: Your Key to Exam Success 2015

ASWB Bachelor Exam Study Guide 2014  

Diversity in Families

Rural Aging in 21st Century America

Social Work Macro Practice 2015 Ed.




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


Fall 2016 Hours

Monday - Thursday

10 AM - 8PM


10 AM - 4PM

Saturday and Sunday


Fall Special Hours

September 5 (Monday-Labor Day)


October 5- 7 (Wednesday, Thursday and Friday - Fall Break)

10 AM to 4 PM

November 8 (Tuesday- Election Day)


November 22 (Tuesday - Thanksgiving)

10 AM to 4 PM

November 23-27 (Wednesday - Sunday - Thanksgiving)


December 10 (Saturday)-January 2 (Sunday)





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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