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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 121 libraries in Ohio including public universities, private colleges, community colleges, and the State Library of Ohio. Borrowing privileges are also available from select public libraries via SearchOhio. 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.

Mission Statement
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.

Driving Directions
General driving directions to New Concord can be found on the University's Maps and Directions page.

For the duration of the Muskingum University Library renovation project, library services will be available in Cambridge Hall, rooms 109 and 127.

For visitor parking: Turn into the main entrance to Muskingum University (College Drive) from 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. Visitor parking is available in front of Brown Chapel and Montgomery Hall. Cross the Quad to Cambridge Hall for library services and Author Talks.

For handicapped parking: Once in town, turn on Comin Street from Main Street. Pass New Concord Elementary School, and continue to the tiered parking on the right. There are handicapped parking spaces in the top tier. The library offices are located on the first floor. Handicapped access to the building is available from the north entrance to the ground floor of the building. The first floor can then be accessed by elevator.

Employment Opportunities

Student Employment
Students interested in working at the Library should contact Kate Hoefler at (740) 826-8156.

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