You are here

Melvin and Laura Maxwell Library

Hours of Operation

PLEASE NOTE - Library hours have changed due to our campus response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. Regular hours will resume when students return to campus.


PENDING reopening of campus, hours will be:

Monday - Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm

Saturday & Sunday: Closed


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

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, 165,000 e-books and 100 electronic research databases, indexing approximately 20 million electronic journal articles. Students can read entire issues of more than 11,000 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 89,000 theses and dissertations from Ohio students.

Library Catalog

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.

Computer Availability

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.

Library Staff

Paul Roberts, Director of Library Services

Tina Craft, Librarian/Cataloger

Mary Shmidt, Library Administrative Assistant



  • Pending reopening of campus, hours will be:
  • Monday - Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Saturday & Sunday CLOSED

Contact one of our librarians by emailing or calling (740) 477-7737.

The Maxwell Library staff can assist with all library related questions including those related to OhioLink.

How are we doing?

Need help finding books, articles and other resources? Discover it all with the OCU Discovery Service.

Discovery Service Login Instructions

Off-Campus Login Instructions

On-Campus Login Instructions