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WKU Owensboro Regional Library


The Owensboro Regional Library is a general reference library with primary emphasis on upper-level undergraduate and graduate research needs. There is a non-circulating collection which includes: standard reference sources (encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, directories); current magazines; local newspapers; and electronic databases, as well as an ever-growing circulating collection.

In addition, currently enrolled students can request books and journal articles to be sent from the WKU main campus library. Materials are usually delivered overnight via special courier. Turnaround time on requests is usually 1-2 days, but at times the service takes up to 7-10 days. You can e-mail requests to jennifer.joe@wku.edu, call the library, or request them in person.

The library staff can help you find print sources, use the WKU library's online catalog and databases, and make requests for main-campus items. Faculty can also request in-class instruction sessions.

NOTE: You can access the WKU databases from off campus using your NetID, or passwords provided by the Library, as applicable.


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New at the WKU Owensboro Regional Library!

May/June 2018

Leisure Books

  • When : the scientific secrets of perfect timing
  • Beyond trans : does gender matter?
  • Need to know : a novel
  • Palace of treason : a novel
  • Camino Island
  • Unmasked
  • Down and out in the new economy : how people find (or don't find) work today
  • All-American murder : the rise and fall of Aaron Hernandez, the superstar whose life ended on murderers' row


WKU Owensboro Regional Library can have copies of articles or books placed on reserve by professors. Some reserve items are online via BlackBoard. Most file copy reserve materials are "Room Use" only and may not be removed from the library. Some reserves may be checked out after 6:00 p.m. for overnight use. Instructors may also designate a three-day or seven-day loan period. Fines for overdue reserves are $.25 per hour or $.75 per day per item.


Photocopy Services

A self-service photocopier, and a document scanner are available.


Computer Services

WKU Owensboro Regional Library has eleven desktop computers as well as nineteen laptop computers that can be checked out and used within the WKU Owensboro Building.


Who's Who at the Owensboro Library



Other Libraries in Owensboro

Owensboro Community and Technical College Library
4800 New Hartford Road
Owensboro, KY 42303-1800
(270) 686-4590
Online Catalog

Kentucky Wesleyan College Library Learning Center
3000 Frederica Street
Owensboro, KY 42301
Phone: 270-852-3259
Online Catalog

Brescia University
717 Frederica Street
Owensboro, KY 42301-3023
Online Catalog

Daviess County Public Library
2020 Frederica Street
Owensboro, KY 42301
FAX: 270.684.0211
Online Catalog

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 Last Modified 12/5/18