The WKU Glasgow Library is a general reference library with primary emphasis on undergraduate research needs. It is a non-circulating collection which includes:
- standard reference sources (encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, directories)
- current magazines
- local, regional, and national newspapers
- microform sources
- electronic indexes and Internet databases
Currently enrolled students can request books and magazine articles to be sent from the WKU main campus library. Materials are delivered twice a week via special courier. Turnaround time on requests is usually 3-4 days, but at times the service takes up to 7-10 days.
The library staff can help you find print sources, use the WKU library's online catalog (TOPCAT), search the Internet (including the databases made available by the university, such as EBSCOHost and FirstSearch), and make requests for main-campus items.
NOTE: You can access the WKU databases from off campus using your Net ID and password.
Meet Our Librarian
Fax: (270) 861-6990
WKU Glasgow Library Quick Links
The website for WKU Libraries is a resource where students may find links to online resources as well as more information about WKU Libraries.
Online databases for research.
TopSCHOLAR® is a digital repository and publishing platform that provides open access to scholarly works created by the faculty, students, and staff of Western Kentucky University. It ensures that the intellectual output of WKU is archived and shared worldwide.
Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is an agreement among libraries to share library resources needed for research. WKU faculty, staff and students may use ILL as a supplement to the WKU Libraries. Books, journal articles, dissertations, government documents, microfilm materials, and other items may be borrowed via ILL.
Note: documents in Portable Document Format (PDF) require Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0 or higher to view,
download Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Note: documents in Excel format (XLS) require Microsoft Viewer,
Note: documents in Word format (DOC) require Microsoft Viewer,
Note: documents in Powerpoint format (PPT) require Microsoft Viewer,
Note: documents in Quicktime Movie format [MOV] require Apple Quicktime,