Melvin and Laura Maxwell Library
Hours of Operation
Monday - Thursday: 7:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Friday: 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: Noon – 8:00 PM
Sunday: 8:00 PM – 12:00 AM
The library staff is dedicated to providing students the support and resources needed for successful, scholarly university studies. We are here to field your questions, guide your research process, help with finding appropriate resources, and provide study/meeting spaces for both your individual and group activities.
Library cards are issued during Orientation, and throughout the year as needed. Privileges begin upon issuance, providing access to both OCU/OhioLINK physical materials and electronic resources. Library cards are valuable assets warranting the same protection given other online accounts.
Maxwell Library holds approximately 65,000 books; 300 newspapers, magazines and journal titles in print format and more than 3,750 sound and video recordings. OCU’s membership in the OhioLINK consortium provides students with access to an additional 50 million physical items, 81,000 e-books and 100 electronic research databases, indexing approximately 20 million electronic journal articles. Students can read entire issues of more than 10,000 electronic scholarly journal titles, download articles instantly, or save them to an account for future access. Online resources also include thousands of videos, images, and photos, as well as 45,000 theses and dissertations from Ohio students.
Searching the catalog has never been easier! OCU's state-of-the-art Discovery Search Service provides students access to both physical and electronic resources in a single search.
The library houses 45 computers and 3 high-performance printers. Sixteen computers and 2 printers, and 24 computers and 1 printer are on the main floor and room 210, respectively.