Academic Catalog


EKU Campus

Julie George, Dean of Libraries
Library 202A
(859) 622-1778

Eastern Kentucky University Libraries includes the John Grant Crabbe Main Library, centrally located on University Drive, and two branch locations: the Elizabeth K. Baker Music Library in the Foster Building and the Rogow Business Library and Academic Commons in the Business and Technology Complex. EKU Libraries provides help, study spaces, collections, and technology designed around the academic needs of EKU’s students. EKU Libraries supports EKU regional campus and online students as well and provides a full range of services equivalent to those offered at the Main Library for these distance learners.

The Main Library offers a variety of study spaces, ranging from a large collaborative area on the first floor to the Silent Study Zone on the very top floor. Noise levels are also monitored on the Quiet fourth floor to ensure plenty of silent space for individual study. In addition to spaces designed for quiet and group study, an outdoor area is available on the Noel Reading Porch, adjacent to the Library Plaza. Refreshments are available in the Java City Library Café or the vending machines on the first floor. To learn more about EKU Libraries’ spaces or to make a reservation, visit The Main Library is open late during the fall and spring semesters and offers 24 hour study space and extended hours at the end of fall and spring.

The Main Library also includes the Learning Resources Center in support of the College of Education; the Law Library; the Noel Studio for Academic Creativity; The Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning and Special Collections and Archives. EKU Libraries collects resources to best serve students, faculty, and staff. To search the online catalog and discover the collections of libraries worldwide, visit; even if EKU Libraries does not own the item you need, library staff can get it for you when you need it.

Technology is available throughout the Main Library and branches. The Main Library includes a large computer lab and computers throughout the building, a color printer, a cloud printer, fax machine, and a 3D printer available for student use. Visit to explore the emerging technologies EKU Libraries faculty and staff are currently collecting.

There are many ways to get help from librarians. Virtual reference services are available online or in person and research assistance is available whether you are an online student, located at a regional campus, or taking classes at the Richmond campus. Students are invited to visit one of our Help Desks, call (859) 622-6594, text (859) 903-0848, e-mail, tweet @ekulibaskus, or chat with us and also check out our frequently asked questions at