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Friends of the Library

Contact Us

Nicole Willard
Senior Director Chambers Library
Phone: (405) 974-2882

Book Sales

Chambers Library is the home of the never-ending book sale. Rather than having one big annual event, we have Flash Sales, the Book Shelf, and an online store.

Flash Sales are one-day events in the library's basement, focusing on a subject area (although other books are also available). Most materials are $1

The Book Shelf is by the pillar near the Information Desk on the first floor. Materials are priced from 50¢ to $3. The inventory is always changing, so check often.

new Chamber of Books Store is our online store with books, DVDs, vinyl/LPs, and FOL merchandise available to purchase. Items can be picked up in the library, delivered on campus, or mailed.

Grants & Contests

The Friends of the Library supports the growth of the Library's collection through grant opportunities for faculty to suggest materials for their respective areas.

In order to display all the services and opportunities for students, the Friends of the library sponsors contests that encourage students to use the library resources and be creative.

Book Spine Poetry Contest

Win $500 tuition waiver or $100 in UCO Dining Dollars

6 multicolored books stacked to create poem with spines

speaking of reading
looking for ideas?
the librarian
knowing where to look
using libraries effectively
it comes with the territory

How to Enter:

  1.  Grab a stack of books (at least 3) from the Chambers Library collection.
  2.  Stack them in a pile so their titles create an original poem.
  3.  Take a picture of the pile of books, making sure that all the titles are legible.
  4.  Submit your photo via email to and include your name, Banner ID, email address, and phone number.
    A confirmation email will be sent within two business day accepting your submission.


  1.  Must be a UCO student to participate.
  2.  Multiple submissions per person are accepted.
  3.  Judges will select one winner and one runner-up. The winner will receive a $500 UCO tuition waiver and the runner-up will receive $100 in UCO Dining Dollars.
  4. The top poems will be shared through the library's social media.
  5.  Poems must be submitted between September 1, 2022 to September 30, 2022 at midnight.