About the Library

The Collection:

The Henry G. Bennett Memorial Library provides materials and services to meet the information needs of graduate and undergraduate students; face to face and online learners as well as faculty, staff, alumni, and community members. In 2011, the collection includes over 191,240 volumes, 513,852 microforms, and 981 current periodical subscriptions, as well as, selected newspapers, sound recordings, videos, and software. Additionally, as a selective U. S. Government depository, the library has holdings of, or links to, approximately 179,700 government documents and 12,400 Oklahoma documents in print, microfiche, maps/posters, or the internet.

Our Databases, containing abstracts and full-text articles from magazines and journals on the Internet, aid patrons in accessing scholarly information from any internet computer at any time. The Library has access through its digital database subscriptions to over 46,473 Full-text periodicals. Over 9,400 electronic books are accessible through the catalog via NetLibrary. Through the online database LoisLaw, the Library has access to thousands of federal and state court cases, statutes and administrative regulations.  Through CCH Tax Research Network Online, students have access to the tax code, rules and regulations, and court cases. Articles on musical terms can be found in the Grove Music Online database, just to name a few.

Special Collections.

The Library houses several special collections:

  • Juvenile Collection
  • Paperback Collection
  • Video/DVD Collection
  • Reference Collection
  • The Native American Collection
  • Curriculum Collection
  • The Archives Collection

 Other Special Collections.

There are other collections of books that have been donated by distinguished individuals:

  • Jill Spencer Collection
  • Dr. Lee H. Ball Memorial Collection
  • Todd Downing Collection
  • Dr. Robert Henderson
  • Dr. Eugene E. Slaughter
  • Ingrid Westmoreland
  • Michael Miles
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