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Libraries

University libraries support the course work and research of faculty and students in various fields of study. Housing more than 6 million volumes and countless electronic resources, library collections include works in agriculture, art, life and physical sciences, economics, education, engineering, human ecology, journalism, music, psychology, pharmacy, social work, and more.

In addition to the numerous department libraries and specialized collections, the William Oxley Thompson (Main) Library is the heart of the university on the historic Oval. The library recently underwent a complete renovation, and houses significant print collections, digital information resources, spaces for individual quiet study, areas for interactive group learning, and fulfills 21st century information technology and research space needs. Distinguished rare books and special collections are available for exhibition and research.

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Funds

The Ohio State Fund for the University Libraries

Fund Number: 303478

Supports innovation, strategic initiatives and emerging priorities requiring immediate resources as determined by the Director of University Libraries


Friends of the Libraries

Fund Number: 301119

Supports the Friends of the Library which extends borrowing privileges within University Libraries to members


18th Avenue Library

Fund Number: 314759

Funds to support the renovation of the 18th Avenue Library.


William Oxley Thompson Library Renovation Fund

Fund Number: 302895

Supports the renovation of the main library, a signature building on the Oval that provides students and faculty with a premier state-of-the-art facility for study and research


The Anne and Ray Groves Rare Book Fund

Fund Number: 642816

Established February 5, 2010 with gifts from; used for the purchase, restoration, and/or preservation of items in the Rare Books and Manuscripts Division in the University Library.


The Music and Dance Library Endowment Fund

Fund Number: 645087

Established November 9, 2012, with gifts from friends of the Library; used to purchase materials for the library's collection.


The Tahlman Krumm, Jr. Library Fund

Fund Number: 643833

Established February 6, 1998, by Mr. Krumm, Jr. through The Foundation. Income supports the University Libraries in areas of greatest need including the purchase of print and electronically formatted books and journals, computers and other materials, sup plies and equipment, personnel resources and preservation activities.



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