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OU Libraries Facts

The University of Oklahoma Libraries is responsible for the administration of the University Libraries on the Norman campus. The Norman campus libraries...

  • contains the largest research library in the state of Oklahoma.
  • contains more than 6 million volumes, 1.3 million eBooks, 3.6 million microform materials and 116,000 serials subscriptions.
  • has been a depository library for federal government documents since 1893.
  • ranks 32nd out of 114 academic research libraries in North America for volumes held.
  • maintains over 17,000 linear feet of manuscripts and archives, 1.6 million photographs, and more than 1.5 million maps.
  • holds more than 70 incunabula (books printed before 1501), the oldest one of which was published in 1467
  • consists of the following facilities: Bizzell Memorial Library, the Library Service Center and four branch Libraries: Architecture, Engineering, Youngblood Energy Library, and Fine Arts.
  • employs 19 full-time and 1 half-time library faculty, 48 professional staff, 45 FTE classified staff, and 185 students.


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