University Libraries provides patrons with access to information at 15 locations across the Columbus campus, through the web site,, and by phone, 614-292-OSUL (6785).

The William Oxley Thompson Library provides materials and services related to the humanities and social sciences. The collection includes reference materials, government documents and some special collections.

Department libraries support the course work and research in various fields of study. These libraries feature collections in agriculture, art, life and physical sciences, economics, education, engineering, human ecology, music, psychology, pharmacy, social work, and more. Librarians familiar with the subject areas and expert in associated research techniques are available for consultation.

Special Collections collect, preserve, and promote the use of rare books, primary research materials and manuscripts. They are available for use by Ohio State University faculty and students as well as visiting scholars and the general public.

Administration: Read a message from our Director, and learn about our Vision, Mission and Service Values.

Locations: Complete information on each library, including address, hours, staff contacts and resources.

Map: Navigate to the location that has the materials and services that you need.

Jobs: See the latest jobs available throughout University Libraries.

Departments: Search these listings for information on the various departments that make up University Libraries.

Committees: View the various standing committees that help the libraries go forward.

Partners: Learn about the different organizations that OSU Libraries works with and some of the projects that we have collaborated on.  

Policies & Procedures: Take a look at this information if you have questions about borrowing OSU library materials or facilities.

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