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Weltner Library Used Book Sale


Be sure to stop by the Weltner Library Used Book Sale on October 26, 27, 2015.

Search for your next favorite book or find an old favorite! We have Core authors, biographies, classics, biking books, business books, fun fluff-fiction, nearly anything you can imagine!

There will be hundreds of items--books, DVDs, magazines and more. Prices start at $0.25, and we'll accept cash or check only (sorry, no credit cards).

Display on the History of the Oglethorpe Library

October 23, 2014

Come see our new display located in the Library Reading Room!

We've collected items, such as flyers, annual reports, bookmarks and old yearbooks, that show the history of the Library.

For more images, visit the Library Facebook page!


Laptops and Chromebooks for Checkout

October 16, 2014

Purchased by the Oglethorpe Student Government Association (SGA), two Dell laptops and two Chromebooks are now available for checkout at the Weltner Library!

Visit the Library Circulation Desk for details.


Oglethorpe Journal of Undergraduate Research published

February, 2013

Oglethorpe Journal of Undergraduate Research

In spring of 2013, the debut issue of the Oglethorpe Journal of Undergraduate Research (OJUR) was published. The publication was celebrated with a gathering of the student-authors, faculty, and librarians.

OJUR is a scholarly journal promoting undergraduate research, and it seeks to preserve and makes available the creative and academic invention of the campus constituency. The journal serves as both a digital repository of scholarly output and a platform for publishing works of the campus community that promote inventive and original works.

We are now accepting submissions.


The OU Library & EDP Program Join Forces to Aid Persuasive Essay Writers

February, 2012

Click here to access the Research Guide!

The OU Library and Evening Degree Program (EDP) have crewed up to launch a brand new electronic research guide customized for those investigating composition and persuasive essay topics.

Available 24-7 from the “Research Guides” area of the library website users will gain a single source navigation tool for finding articles, books and non-print materials, specialized resources, argumentative essay examples, GALILEO search help and a link to the Citing and Writing guide. With Professor Cruikshank on-board as an active consultant this tool becomes an EDP CRS class mariner’s evening star. It spreads like a welcome beacon to all OU community writers sharing EDP’s dream to embrace the night. For more information Ask a Librarian email is only a click away.



Got Research That Can’t Wait? Now the Library Is Open Late (Video)

January 17, 2012

That’s right. Beginning January 17, 2012, the library began facilitating faculty and students who were burning the midnight oil by extending its closing hour for use of library resources from 10PM to 12AM on Sunday through Thursday evenings. Although circulation services will cease at 10 we have extended access hours to the building, resources, facilities and study carrels until Shakespeare’s magic witching hour – midnight. Remember an internet browser might be good for “finding” things but a library is where you come to do research. The Oglethorpe Library staff invites all of us to succeed together. Please do take advantage of the extended hours.

Stars of the OU Late Night Readers video are: Janet Wood, Jade Moore, Nicole Widjaja, Kevin Sei, Luis Oropeza, and Ravina Patel.


Fall 2011 "Did you know" Archived Postings

Fall 2011

E-Books from Ebsco

Our collections of NetLibrary electronic books have moved to
EbscoHost E-Books.

This collection features a new interface. Our library offers more than 17,000 e-books.

In addition, Project Gutenberg offers more than 30,000 e-titles


Spring 2011 "Did you know?" Archived Postings

Spring 2011

Jack Guynn Collection

In honor of his service to Oglethorpe University as a member of the Board of Trustees, the Jack Guynn collection has been established. The collection will provide books and other resources to augment the library holdings in the areas of finance, economics, and business.


Spring 2010 "Did you know?" Archived Postings

Spring 2010

Did you know? There is an archival exhibit in Hearst Hall, celebrating the university's 175th anniversary. The exhibit is open on weekdays during normal business hours, in the room just off the Great Hall, formerly Thornwell Jacobs' office. The exhibit features many items from the Oglethorpe Archives.

Below are images of the exhibit, compliments of the Oglethorpe PR department.

Questions can be directed to librarian@oglethorpe.edu.