OSU Libraries has nearly 2 million volumes. We add approximately 23,000 monographs annually and purchase approximately 39,000 current serials. Recognizing the desire of students and faculty to have 24×7 access to information, the Libraries is rapidly shifting from a print collection to a digital one. As of 2011, the Libraries provided access to more than 360 databases and 68,975 unique electronic journal titles. This increase in coverage corresponds with an increase in usage. In 2005, there were 1,852,533 searches performed in 113 databases. In 2010, usage increased to 2,670,496 searches in 265 databases. In addition to database and e-journals, the Libraries continue to add electronic books to the collection. In 2005 the number of e-books was 2,986. By 2010 the number was at 20,547 and trends support an increase in 2011. As students and faculty become more comfortable with e-books, their use increases.

eNews Blog

Because of OSU’s participation in the Statewide Database Licensing Program, new access is now available for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)...
Mon, 02/06/2017 - 5:05pm
Romanticism: Life, Literature and Landscape offers access to a variety of materials related to the renowned poet William Wordsworth and his fellow...
Fri, 02/03/2017 - 4:05pm
Thanks to the generosity of OSU Libraries’ donors, we have been able to acquire the online version of Early English Books Online (EEBO).  From the first book...
Fri, 01/27/2017 - 4:24pm
World’s Fairs covers the history and modern influence of these massive events. Other topics covered include the proliferation of North American...
Thu, 01/26/2017 - 5:19pm