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Friends of the Library


Contact Us

Nicole Willard
Senior Director Chambers Library
Phone: (405) 974-2882
Email: nwillard@uco.edu


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.


Library Photo Selfie Contest

Win a $500 UCO Tuition Waiver
 

Smiling woman holding up a phone for a selfie

How to Enter:

  1. Take a selfie at the Tech Express in the NUC (2nd floor, south of food court).
  2. Be creative and think outside the box.
  3. Photos must be in JPG, PNG, or PDF format and no larger than 25 MB. 
  4. Email your photo to libdev@uco.edu by midnight on February 28.
    • Include your name, Banner ID, UCO email address, and phone number.

Rules:

  1. Contest will run from January 30, 2023, and run through February 28, 2023.
  2. You must be a current UCO student to participate. 
  3. Only one entry per person will be accepted.

Librarians are available to assist with research questions at the Tech Express Monday-Wednesday from 11:30am-1:30pm. Consider taking a selfie with one of them. You can also return library materials, checkout equipment (like short-term laptops), and print from a desktop or mobile device.

The UCO tuition waiver can be applied to any semester from Fall 2021 to Summer 2023.


Faculty Book and Materials Grant

A hand holding money, covered by a graduation capThe Friends of Chambers Library supports growth in needed areas of the library's collection by offering two grant opportunities.

Two $1,000 grants will be awarded to the faculty members who submit the best proposals identifying a specific need or gap in the Library's collections.

To participate, submit a one-page essay by March 24, 2023, describing a subject area need with a list of titles you would like to see purchased. Submissions should be sent to libdev@uco.edu.

View selection criteria and tips in the Grant Guidelines document below.