Julie George, Dean of Libraries
Eastern Kentucky University Libraries includes the John Grant Crabbe Main Library, centrally located on University Drive, and one branch location: the Rogow Business Library and Academic Commons in the Business and Technology Complex. EKU Libraries provides a wide range of support including research help, study spaces, collections, and technology designed to meet the evolving academic needs of EKU students. In support of online and distance learners, EKU Libraries provides a full range of help and collections services equivalent to those offered at the physical locations.
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 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 https://libguides.eku.edu/reserve-room.
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, Special Collections and Archives, The Student Success Center, The Bratzke Center and Education Abroad. EKU Libraries provides access to print and online books, videos, and other resources that best serve students, faculty, and staff. Visit library.eku.edu to search and browse our collections. If you can't find the item you need, request it and our Library Express staff will get it to you.
Have a question about a library research assignment? One of our many qualified and friendly librarians is available to help you one-on-one in the library, via chat, or by scheduling a research appointment in advance. Prefer DIY help? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Tight on time? A library staff member can pull an item from their shelves and put it on hold for you to pick up at our Main Desk by using the “Request It” link. Taking classes online or at a distance? We have a vast array of online resources available 24/7, including books, articles, and videos. Also, if you need a print resource, we can mail items to off-campus students. For more details, see our FAQ on checking out books.