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As of July 1, 2020, the Max Chambers Library is open with the 1st and 2nd floors available. Masks and social distancing are required while on campus. to ensure the safety of our students and staff. For more information on these measures visit our COVID-19 Response page.


Library Tour

Online Tour of the Library

Introduction | 1st floor | 2nd floor | 3rd floor | 4th floor | Floor maps

Library Classroom: The Library Instruction Program offers general orientation classes to familiarize students and faculty with the resources and services of the library and teaches the critical thinking skills necessary to find and filter information. Classes take place in Room 226 and also in other locations around campus and satellite locations. Learn more about Library Instruction or get on overview with The Basics handout.

Archives & Special Collections: Archives & Special Collections encompasses materials that due to rarity, fragility, age, uniqueness, unusual format, monetary value, or subject emphasis, the library has elected to place in a secure, monitored, closed stack environment.

The mission of Archives is to collect, preserve, and make accessible for research, primary and secondary source materials that document the history of the University, Edmond and other Oklahoma communities. These resources are available for use by students, faculty, and scholars. Visit the Archives website.

Government Information: Chambers Library is part of a nationwide federal depository system established by the United States Congress, under the direction of the Government Printing Office. The library receives approximately 60% of the material made available through the Federal Depository System. In 1978, the library also became an official depository for all Oklahoma depository documents.

There are three small study rooms in the department which are available on a first come, first served basis. Please don't hesitate to ask for help in finding information in print or online. Visit the Government Information website.

Artworks on 2nd floor: On second floor north, twenty large, museum-quality exhibit cases display traditional art from western Africa.

Mather Work Incentive Posters (1923 and 1929) were designed to increase productivity and reinforce the morals and the morale of the American workforce. Five posters hang in Government Information on 2nd floor south near the elevators. The project was sponsored by the College of Fine Arts and Design.

A large mural measuring 8 feet wide and 5 1/2 feet high is located in Archives. This painting was created by Jerry Guffey in 1989 and is entitled The Oklahoma Urban Land Rush. It depicts the scene as the first train arrived in 1889, which was meticulously researched by the artist.

Find out more about artworks in the library.

Quiet Study Spaces: Students in need of a quiet study space can find individual study carrels, comfortable seating, and work tables on both sides of second floor. All the floors are open until 2am, Sunday through Thursday, during the fall and spring semesters.

TRIO Offices: Student Support Services has offices on 2nd floor north and on 3rd floor south.

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