The Courtright Memorial Library is open to students, faculty, staff, and community members – and we serve over 250,000 people per year. Our users describe us as “a place of community that drives innovation in the ways we learn and is the heart of the campus.”

We are proud members of the OPAL, OhioLINK, and SearchOhio consortia, which allows us to provide our users access to hundreds of electronic databases and millions of books, eBooks, and journals. Our collection includes books, music, juvenile, games, DVDs, streaming videos, and many types of equipment such as laptops, cameras, and bikes. The library also houses the university archive, which includes the history of the University and materials on the United Brethren Church, the institution that founded the University in 1847.

The library’s staff members are available to help you succeed here at ǿմý, by helping you find the information you need. Stop by the Customer Service Desk to ask questions or email your Personal Librarian directly. You can also Ask a Librarian via , email,  text, or get social with us through , , and @Courtrightlib.

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Library News & Events

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Finals Café on November 30th


Posts - November 22, 2023
Ahead of finals, you may be looking for ways to study successfully and manage stress. The Library and Academic Support Center are here to help during Finals Café, running from 6-9pm on 11/30. Stop by the first floor alcove at 6pm for a finals prep workshop with ASC's Kristy Drobney. The rest of the evening, the first floor will be a chill space to grab a beverage, study, talk with a librarian, or take a break with coloring sheets, LEGOs, and…

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Reading Diversely Book Club to Discuss “Season of Love” on November 28th


Posts - November 21, 2023
The Courtright Memorial Library's Reading Diversely Book Club will be meeting on Tuesday, November 28th at 6pm on the second floor of the library to discuss this semester's pick, Season of Love by Helena Greer. The Reading Diversely Book Club is open to all; you don't need to have attended previous meetings to participate. Just read the book and join us! This program is INST approved and CardsSTANDTogether approved. Season of Love is a holiday romance in the vein of…

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Research Consultations: What Are They?


Posts - November 7, 2023
You may have seen or heard the term “Research Consultations” any number of places—on our website, on our social media, from a librarian visiting your class, etc. We love to talk them up. But, it can be tough to reach out for a consultation if you don’t have a clear idea of what you can accomplish in that meeting.   Thankfully, you don’t have to have it all figured out. A Research Consultation can be all about helping you figure…

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Digital Commons @ ǿմý

The is an institutional repository of digital materials that includes faculty scholarship, student projects, historical documents, videos, photographs, video, and other information that benefits the university community. It provides persistent and centralized access, with the aim to preserve and provide a long-term home to research and scholarly activities at ǿմý.

ǿմý University Archives

The ǿմý University Archive is our historical repository. It contains the materials that tell the story of the school, including publications, documents, photographs, and historical artifacts. The Archive also contains materials related to the history of the United Brethren Church, which founded ǿմý in 1847, and its successive denominations.

Please see the Library’s full Schedule of Operations for additional information.

Contact the Library

138 West Main Street.
Westerville, OH 43081
614-823-1215
library@otterbein.edu

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