College Library System
The Oberlin College library system currently holds over 2 million items.
The library system is busy doing some crazy voodoo improvement project called the Academic Commons.
There are many computers, scanners, printers and photocopiers scattered around throughout the various libraries.
The library system now allows drinks! As long as it's in a sturdy closeable container (like the Reading Girl mugs!), you can bring your coffee to any of the libraries to study with you. Read more about it at the food and drink policy page.
The libraries are open over the summer.
For students who will not be on campus during the summer but still want to use the library system's resources, access to the databases is still possible. You used to have to register for access privileges, but now they're automatic. more info
You can IM the library:
You can also IM the science librarian: alisonricker on AIM and Yahoo.
There's also some printing something-or-other...?
In popular culture
- "If Henry Moellenkamp hadn't come out of his mother's womb dyslexic, and if that mother hadn't been a Tarkington and so known about the little college on Lake Mohiga, this library would never have been built and filled with 800,000 bound volumes. When I was a professor here, that was 70,000 more bound volumes than Swarthmore College had! Among small colleges, this library used to be second only to the 1 at Oberlin, which had 1,000,000 bound volumes."
(For the record, Oberlin has a little over 1.2 million books/periodicals. )
- Reading is overrated. Tevi 21:45, 1 June 2007 (EDT)
- Oberlin College Library System web site
- Reading Girl Speaks: News from the Oberlin College Library
- Speaking of Science: Science Library Blog; a companion to Reading Girl Speaks