About the Library
Muskingum University Library is a member of OPAL (Ohio Private Academic Libraries) and OhioLINK. Through these consortial memberships, students and faculty have borrowing privileges at 87 libraries in Ohio including 16 public universities, 47 private colleges, 23 community colleges, and the State Library of Ohio. Borrowing privileges are also available at
Cuyahoga County Public Library and Westerville Public Library. The Library is the Federal Depository Library for Ohio's 18th Congressional District and receives numerous print and electronic government publications from the United States federal government and the state of Ohio. The Library also houses the University’s archives and special collections.
The Library’s holdings include 209,000 books and more, 310 journal subscriptions, and 14 daily/weekly newspaper subscriptions. In addition, the Library provides access to:
46 million books, millions of electronic articles, 12,000 electronic journals, 140 databases, 25,000 e-books; thousands of images, videos and sounds, 12,000 theses and dissertations from Ohio students and more.
Muskingum University Library provides access to information resources, instruction, and services to the University to advance its mission.
Muskingum University Library is a dynamic partner in satisfying the information needs for the 21st Century campus by offering quality resources and instruction, by providing virtual and in-person services, and by creating an environment that is conducive to learning, exploration and interaction.
General driving directions to New Concord can be found on the University's Maps and Directions page.
Once in town, use the College Drive entrance (next to the Post Office and across from the Circle K) off of Main Street . Go up the hill, past College Drive Presbyterian Church and the Manse. At the top of the hill, turn left in front of Brown Chapel, following the signs for Administration/Admissions. Drive past Brown Chapel and into the fountain circle in front of Montgomery Hall and Paul and Betsy Caldwell Hall. The Library's Visitor Parking Lot is located between Paul and Betsy Caldwell Hall and the Library on your right. If that lot is full, continue around the fountain and park in the Visitor Parking spaces between Montgomery Hall and Brown Chapel.
Students interested in working at the Library should contact Kate Hoefler at (740) 826-8156.