libraries and collections

Shafer Library


Opened in 1968, Shafer Library’s local collection includes over 130,000 books, DVDs, bound journals and government documents. Shafer Library also houses the university’s archives and the collections of Winebrenner Theological Seminary. 


Nearly 50 million books and other library materials are available from the 90 member libraries participating in the OPAL and OhioLINK consortiums. These materials can be requested using the UF/Winebrenner Catalog or the OhioLINK Catalog. Access to more than 170 research databases, millions of electronic journal articles, and over 80,000 e-books are available both on and off-campus using a laptop, tablet or other mobile device with a browser.


The library’s website provides access to all of these resources, as well as live chat research assistance, a searchable knowledge bank of frequently asked questions, and research guides that provide the best research resources to use for papers and projects. 


Teacher Resource Center (TRC) & Other Collections


The children’s book collection is located in the Teacher Resource Center in the Davis Street Building. Additional illustrated children’s books are located in the Haven's Resource Center (Mazza Museum) in the Virginia B. Gardner Fine Arts Pavilion.