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Message from the Dean of WKU Libraries

Susann deVries, Dean



The University Libraries of WKU invites you to discover success with outstanding personnel, facilities, support services, and information resources to foster a dynamic learning and research environment through which our community can effectively explore, access, and use information.

The University Libraries serves as a regional lighthouse by: 

Creating Environments

Multiple collaborative and independent spaces are available for all to use and gather in an environment that harnesses active learning and creates a culture of innovation to power the intellectual. University Libraries offers both physical and electronic collections and support services to meet the needs of each student whether on campus, at home or on-the-go. Helm Library is currently undergoing renovations, expected to re-open in 2021, to transform its facility into an innovative, intellectual hub with a modern, multipurpose, student-centered space.

Connecting People

The library faculty and staff are committed to helping individuals achieve their academic goals. Through individual consultation, classroom instruction, online chatting, and phone conversations, University Libraries professionals connect with all so individuals may become independent thinkers, lifelong learners and global citizens.

Dean of WKU Libraries Susann deVries

Collaborating with Communities

The Libraries are continuously challenged to balance the resources of the present, while preserving the past, and preparing for the future. Technology, digital resources, and the plethora of information have transformed library services. The Special Collections Library houses a wealth of primary research materials in physical and digital format, most relating to the university and the state of Kentucky. TopSCHOLAR® --the open, scholarly and creative database of WKU – provides access of WKU intellectual assets to researchers from around the world. Our University Libraries also collaborates with institutions across Kentucky and globally to effectively deliver Interlibrary Loan resources.

Find us online at wku.edu/library for research guides, news and information.  


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 Last Modified 4/25/22