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.
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.