Alden Library

Alden Library We're the main library for Ohio University's Athens campus. The University Libraries staff connect the OHIO community to information for research, creative work, and teaching.
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We know the library is the place where you go to get work done. When you visit, you get inspired by seeing others study ...
11/20/2020
Libraries Offer Virtual Study Rooms

We know the library is the place where you go to get work done. When you visit, you get inspired by seeing others study and you work harder. It’s an awesome place with incredible powers. While it’s unfortunate we can’t have the usual crowds of students studying in our libraries right now, that doesn’t mean you can't study with and be inspired by other students in a different way!

Beginning Monday, November 23, the Libraries will offer a new way to study with your peers. Open to all students, our virtual study rooms will offer a communal online space for friends, classmates, and fellow Bobcats to gather once again.

Check out the full story by following the link!

Chad Boeninger | November 16, 2020 We know the library is the place where you go to get work done. When you visit, you get inspired by seeing others study and you work harder. It’s an awesome place with incredible powers. While it’s unfortunate we can’t have the usual crowds of students studyi...

The OHIO University Libraries are pleased to announce a UPS book return program for students who are not able to return ...
11/19/2020
Libraries UPS Book Return Program

The OHIO University Libraries are pleased to announce a UPS book return program for students who are not able to return their checked-out OhioLINK, ILL and Ohio University Libraries items directly to their local Ohio University campus library or another OhioLINK library. This program is available now through December 16, 2020.

Follow the link for more details!

Janet Hulm | November 12, 2020 The OHIO University Libraries are pleased to announce a UPS book return program for students who are not able to return their checked-out OhioLINK, ILL and Ohio University Libraries items directly to their local Ohio University campus library or another OhioLINK librar...

11/13/2020
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Science on Screen presents CODED BIAS, with a virtual talk featuring Shalini Kantayaa, director of the film, Joy Buolamwini, founder of Algorithmic Justice League, and more! Register today and watch for free next week!
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11/13/2020
The Athena Cinema

The Athena Cinema

Science on Screen presents CODED BIAS, with a virtual talk featuring Shalini Kantayaa, director of the film, Joy Buolamwini, founder of Algorithmic Justice League, and more! Register today and watch for free next week!

athenacinema.com/soscodedbias

OHIO Libraries will virtually host Carole Genshaft and Deidre Hamlar to talk about the recently released book, “Raggin’ ...
11/10/2020
Carole Genshaft and Deidre Hamlar to speak at Authors @ Alden

OHIO Libraries will virtually host Carole Genshaft and Deidre Hamlar to talk about the recently released book, “Raggin’ On: The Art of Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson’s House and Journals” as part of the Authors @ Alden series on Nov. 16 at 2:30 p.m.

This event is free and open to the public.

To request accessibility accommodations or for more information, contact Jen Harvey at [email protected].

Find more details in the full article, including links to register here:

Morgan Spehar | October 27, 2020 OHIO Libraries will virtually host Carole Genshaft and Deidre Hamlar to talk about the recently released book, “Raggin’ On: The Art of Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson’s House and Journals” as part of the Authors @ Alden series on Nov. 16 at 2:30 p.m. Genshaft, wh...

Ohio University Libraries will be virtually hosting Dr. Carolyn Bailey Lewis and Dr. jw Smith for its Authors @ Alden sp...
10/29/2020
Authors @ Alden: Dr. jw Smith

Ohio University Libraries will be virtually hosting Dr. Carolyn Bailey Lewis and Dr. jw Smith for its Authors @ Alden speaker series on Nov. 5 at 3:00 p.m.

Smith, who is a professor in the School of Communication Studies at Ohio University, will be speaking about his book: “From the Back of the Bus to the Front of the Classroom.” Published in 2019 by Monday Creek Publishing, the book details Smith’s experience as a black and blind professor.

Watch Dr. Smith’s Authors @ Alden talk on Nov. 5 at 3:00 p.m. No registration is required for this free event.

Find more info, including a link to the event in the full article.

To request accessibility accommodations or for more information, contact Jen Harvey at [email protected]

Graphic design by Victor Lowe/Ohio University Libraries Morgan Spehar | October 26, 2020 Ohio University Libraries will be virtually hosting Dr. Carolyn Bailey Lewis and Dr. jw Smith for its Authors @ Alden speaker series on Nov. 5 at 3:00 p.m. Smith, who is a professor in the School of Communicatio...

Ohio University Libraries has recently released a subject guide designed to connect patrons with free, informative resou...
10/28/2020
Libraries Releases Black Lives Matter and Anti-racism Guide

Ohio University Libraries has recently released a subject guide designed to connect patrons with free, informative resources about anti-racism and the Black Lives Matter movement. This guide comes in the wake of the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and the innumerable other Black people who have been murdered in the United States.

The opening page of the Anti-racism and Black Lives Matter Resource Guide states, “Racism has no place on our campus or in our communities, but this guide is offered as a vehicle for understanding and grappling with the legacy of colonialism and white supremacy in our country, in higher education, within our academic disciplines.”

For more information and links to the guide , please continue on to the full article.

Morgan Spehar | October 14, 2020 Image from OHIO Student Newspaper Collection: 1972 edition of Afro-American AffairsOhio University Libraries has recently released a subject guide designed to connect patrons with free, informative resources about anti-racism and the Black Lives Matter movement. This...

Take a Virtual Tour of the Libraries’ New Digital Exhibits!Ohio University Libraries is launching a new Digital Exhibits...
10/26/2020
Take a Virtual Tour of the Libraries’ New Digital Exhibits

Take a Virtual Tour of the Libraries’ New Digital Exhibits!
Ohio University Libraries is launching a new Digital Exhibits initiative to allow patrons to continue interacting with photographs, artifacts and other archival materials in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Erin Wilson, digital imaging specialist and lab manager at the Libraries, has already created two digital exhibits: “The Life and Times of Barnett Hook” and “Framing Time: The Photographic Legacy of Peter Goss, 1966-1970.”

Check it out - https://www.ohio.edu/library/about/news-events/all-news/take-virtual-tour-libraries-new-digital-exhibits

Morgan Spehar | October 8, 2020 Photographs by Peter Goss/Ohio University Libraries’ Documentary Photo ArchiveOhio University Libraries is launching a new Digital Exhibits initiative to allow patrons to continue interacting with photographs, artifacts and other archival materials in the wake of th...

While in quarantined housing or isolation, University Libraries is here for you.Regardless of your location, University ...
10/22/2020
While in quarantined housing or isolation, University Libraries is here for you

While in quarantined housing or isolation, University Libraries is here for you.
Regardless of your location, University Libraries is still remotely delivering services and resources.
Check out this full article for details, contact information and links!

Kate Mason | October 20, 2020 Regardless of your location, University Libraries is still remotely delivering services and resources. All students, especially with the impact of Covid-19, are encouraged to use the Libraries’ convenient robust online help services. Here you can get help with all you...

Alden Library Offers New Seat Reservation Service! Check out all the details and find a link to make your reservation in...
10/14/2020
Alden Library Offers New Seat Reservation Service

Alden Library Offers New Seat Reservation Service! Check out all the details and find a link to make your reservation in the full article.

Chad Boeninger | October 7, 2020 As more students return to campus during Phase 2 this fall, Alden Library is experimenting with a new seat reservation program. You can now reserve one of 22 available seats in the east wing of the 4th floor, which is to the left as you enter Alden from the 4th floor...

Welcome back to all students returning to campus for Phase 2.  If this is your first time on campus, or your first time ...
09/29/2020
Welcome to the Libraries: WE ARE HERE FOR YOU

Welcome back to all students returning to campus for Phase 2. If this is your first time on campus, or your first time back to campus since spring semester’s remote classes, you will notice changes in an effort to keep everyone safe during this unparalleled global pandemic. Check out this article for a helpful video and links to more information. We are here for you!

By Kate Mason | September 29, 2020 Video by Victor Lowe/Ohio University Libraries Welcome back to all students returning to campus for Phase 2. If this is your first time on campus, or your first time back to campus since spring semester’s remote classes, you will notice changes in an effort to ke...

Check out the events planned for Homecoming 2020! Details can be found in the article - Libraries Virtual Homecoming: Ma...
09/28/2020
Libraries Virtual Homecoming: Mapping OHIO Memories and the History of Student Expression

Check out the events planned for Homecoming 2020! Details can be found in the article - Libraries Virtual Homecoming: Mapping OHIO Memories and the History of Student Expression. #OHIOHC2020 #MappingOhioUMemories Ohio University

Kate Mason | September 25, 2020 People love to share memories with each other, which is why for over a century OHIO alumni have returned to Athens for Homecoming celebrations like the Saturday morning parade, the afternoon football game, and in recent years, the Libraries’ annual Homecoming displa...

09/17/2020
Athens County Counts

Athens County Counts

✨12 Questions, 10 Minutes....it is THAT fast and easy to shape the future of Athens County. ✨

🗣Get counted and spread the word to your friends and neighbors!🗣

⚠️As a reminder, the City of Athens received a grant that was used to purchase merchandise from uptown Athens businesses and raffle items off to students who fill out the google form in our bio.⚠️

✅By filling the google form out, students are confirming that they successfully completed the census to the best of their ability, and will be eligible to win Athens themed merchandise.✅

🎓🎒Any current off-campus student, or 2020 grad, that had a lease for 2019-2020 is eligible to participate in our “Athens Come to Your Census” giveaway campaign.🎒🎓

‼️The giveaway will be active through September 30th. ‼️
#athenscometoyourcensus
#bobcatsgetonthemap
#censusrapidresponsenlc

University Libraries, the Athena Cinema and Environmental Studies Program present the 8th annual Sustainability Film Ser...
09/16/2020
University Libraries Virtual Fall 2020 Sustainability Series

University Libraries, the Athena Cinema and Environmental Studies Program present the 8th annual Sustainability Film Series. For the first time ever, the series will be presented virtually.

lorraine a wochna | September 7, 2020 University Libraries, the Athena Cinema and Environmental Studies Program present the 8th annual Sustainability Film Series. For the first time ever, the series will be presented virtually. In keeping with all previous series, each film will be followed by a pan...

09/02/2020
U.S. Census Bureau

U.S. Census Bureau

If you haven’t completed the 2020 Census, a census taker will visit your home to help, putting everyone’s safety first. Completing the census is that important.

OhioLINK to Resume Borrowing Services.  OhioLINK borrowing services were suspended in mid-March as participating institu...
08/12/2020
OhioLINK to Resume Borrowing Services | Ohio University

OhioLINK to Resume Borrowing Services.
OhioLINK borrowing services were suspended in mid-March as participating institutions closed their campuses and directed staff to work remotely in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are pleased to announce that OhioLINK borrowing resumes services on Monday, August 10. However, the service will operate differently under COVID-19 protocols.
Click on the link for the full article and more details.

OhioLINK borrowing services were suspended in mid-March as participating institutions closed their campuses and directed staff to work remotely in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are pleased to announce that OhioLINK borrowing resumes services on Monday, August 10. However, the service will op...

Alden Library
07/30/2020

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07/27/2020
Ohio University

Ohio University

Bobcats Are Back, Ep. 3: “Libraries and Study Spaces”

OHIO junior Megan Rose speaks with Neil Romanosky (Dean of University Libraries) and Chad Boeninger (Head of User Services) about safety procedures for Alden Library and other campus study spaces. #BeSafeBobcats

➡️ ohio.edu/coronavirus

As OHIO faculty, staff, and students adjust to the new reality facing the nation, University Libraries is beginning work...
07/17/2020
University Libraries seeks feedback to meet diverse needs

As OHIO faculty, staff, and students adjust to the new reality facing the nation, University Libraries is beginning work on a new strategic plan to build a sustainable future. Recognizing how this strategic plan will be weaved into everything over the next several years, the Libraries asks the University community to submit feedback by completing a short anonymous survey. Please follow the link to view the full article, including a link to the survey.

University Libraries is beginning work on a new strategic plan to build a sustainable future.

The Sustainability Series presents a virtual screening of LUNCH LOVE COMMUNITY and a post-show online discussion July 15...
07/13/2020
Sustainability Series: LUNCH LOVE COMMUNITY

The Sustainability Series presents a virtual screening of LUNCH LOVE COMMUNITY and a post-show online discussion July 15th!
REGISTER HERE: http://athenacinema.com/lunchlovecommunity/

The Sustainability Series is back, and you will be able to participate from home! Watch LUNCH LOVE COMMUNITY on July 15th at 6:30 p.m. Join us for a free virtual screening of LUNCH LOVE COMMUNITY o…

OHIO Libraries Mourns the Passing of Dr. Vernon R. Alden. On Monday, June 22, Dr. Vernon Roger Alden, 15th president of ...
06/29/2020
OHIO Libraries Mourns the Passing of Dr. Vernon R. Alden | Ohio University

OHIO Libraries Mourns the Passing of Dr. Vernon R. Alden. On Monday, June 22, Dr. Vernon Roger Alden, 15th president of Ohio University and strong supporter of the Libraries, passed away at the age of 97. The full article can be found here: https://www.ohio.edu/library/about/news-events/all-news/ohio-libraries-mourns-passing-dr-vernon-r-alden?fbclid=IwAR0DU-2Qw0fqZ6S9Ibm-MpTuAoIlKI2CHAjmAUR-Dh3iCKpF8nIGnyRgdoM

Kate Mason | June 26, 2020 On Monday, June 22, Dr. Vernon Roger Alden, 15th president of Ohio University and strong supporter of the Libraries, passed away at the age of 97. As the president of Ohio University from 1962 to 1969, Alden’s passion for transforming opportunity into forward-thinking ac...

OHIO Libraries Preserving Student History during the Coronavirus | Ohio University
06/23/2020
OHIO Libraries Preserving Student History during the Coronavirus | Ohio University

OHIO Libraries Preserving Student History during the Coronavirus | Ohio University

In the middle of an unsettling global turmoil stemming from the Covid-19 pandemic, University Libraries’ archivists began collecting personal stories from OHIO students about what it was like during the 2020 nationwide “lockdown.” Their intent: to record the impact of the epidemic on student l...

OHIO's Alden Library is resuming access to print collections. On Monday, June 22 University Libraries’ Alden Library wil...
06/22/2020
OHIO’s Alden Library Resumes Access to Print Collections | Ohio University

OHIO's Alden Library is resuming access to print collections. On Monday, June 22 University Libraries’ Alden Library will begin accepting requests from OHIO’s faculty, staff and current students to borrow print materials from the locally owned collections inside Alden Library, the Library Annex (Southeast Ohio Regional Depository) and the Music & Dance Library on the Athens Campus. Requested materials will be available for pickup within a few business days.

Read the full story with all the details at the link. https://www.ohio.edu/library/about/news-events/all-news/ohios-alden-library-resumes-access-print-collections

Photo by John Michae

06/13/2020
Athens County Public Libraries

Free screenings. Check it out. Women in science.

Sign up at http://athenacinema.com/pictureascientist/?fbclid=IwAR1MKqZpjrB242ywl-VzPPHF9mS0TwjpiubjaYv7SDAzIzqd0LpkjRb4mEs to watch PICTURE A SCIENTIST from home for free between Friday, June 12th and Wednesday, June 17th at 6PM. Then join an online Q&A with directors Ian Cheney and Sharon Shattuck on Wednesday, June 17th at 8:00PM on YouTube. Radiolab’s Molly Webster will moderate the discussion. ~w/ The Athena Cinema, Alden Library, and Science On Screen. View titles about women in science in our collection at https://search.myacpl.org/cgi-bin/koha/opac-search.pl?q=women+and+science

About the film:
"PICTURE A SCIENTIST chronicles the groundswell of researchers who are writing a new chapter for women scientists. Biologist Nancy Hopkins, chemist Raychelle Burks, and geologist Jane Willenbring lead viewers on a journey deep into their own experiences in the sciences, ranging from brutal harassment to years of subtle slights. Along the way, from cramped laboratories to spectacular field stations, we encounter scientific luminaries – including social scientists, neuroscientists, and psychologists – who provide new perspectives on how to make science itself more diverse, equitable, and open to all."

05/26/2020
OHIO Students - Submit Your Covid-19 Story

OHIO Students (incoming, current, and recent grads) - We want to hear, see, and learn about how you are experiencing this pandemic and the impact it is having on you as an OHIO student.

More info on the process can be found in this short video.

Preserve your story through this form: https://bit.ly/COVID19ArchivesSurvey

Submitting your stories and experiences will help create a unique and vitally important documentary record of this historic moment. The memories of your time here are the most significant part of the University’s unique and permanent history.

We are accepting everything from art and photography to interviews and videos. Be creative and work in whichever format, material, or medium is most comfortable for you.

Address

30 Park Pl
Athens, OH
45701

Athens Public Transit routes 2, 3, 5 and 6 all make stops near Alden Library on Court Street and University Terrace.

General information

Access books, articles, videos and more on our website: http://library.ohio.edu We're also on Twitter and Instagram (@AldenLibrary), Pinterest (http://pinterest.com/aldenlibrary) and Tumblr (http://tumblr.com/aldenlibrary) Our Digital Initiatives team shares tons of great OHIO History on Pinterest (http://pinterest.com/ohiodigiarchive) and Twitter (@AldenLibDigital)

Opening Hours

Monday 00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday 00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday 00:00 - 23:59
Thursday 00:00 - 23:59
Friday 00:00 - 21:00
Saturday 10:00 - 21:00
Sunday 10:00 - 23:59

Telephone

(740) 593-2699

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Alden Library

Alden Library is the main library for the Ohio University Athens campus. The staff of Alden - and the entire University Libraries - are dedicated to supporting the research, teaching, and creative work of the university by connecting students and scholars to information.


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Because I care about Libraries. Your library, under the stewardship of an engaged, invested and dedicated staff, supports academic achievement, diversity, inclusiveness, and community!
Happy Library Workers Day to all the Great people who work at Alden Library!!! Thank you!!!
Spotted Jorma in the building. Wonder how many of you know who I am talking about - yes I am showing my age.
Tonight, FREE for ALL @ 7p, The Athena Cinema. This week we focus on Saving Mes Aynak archaeological sites and their possible demise due to mining rights! Then a look at Our Last Refuge, about the Blackfeet Nations and their battle to keep their land. Join us! We help sponsor the Sustainability Film Series, and have been since 2012.
20 years ago I donated an old song book contained all of Ohio University's original band music-including university football songs long forgotten! Alden library should do an exhibit or a Facebook of it! I think it's listed under my name as donor