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  1. Room 206
  2. Oversized Books
  3. Reading Room
  4. Bost & Cobb Conference Rooms
  1. Dean of Libraries Office
  2. Special Collections & University Archives
  3. Browsing Room

Materials shelved on the Second Floor:

Second Floor Stacks
  • Oversized Books

Room 206 - The Library's electronic classroom

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Stop 1 -- Room 206

Room 206 is the Library's electronic classroom. It is equipped with 27 networked workstations and an overhead computer projector. Many of our library instruction classes -- including LBSC 1011 -- are taught here. To schedule a library instruction session or for more information, please contact your subject specialist librarian.

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Oversized books on shelves

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Stop 2 -- Oversized Books

This area houses the Library's oversized books. There are two catagories of oversized books: Quartos and Folios. Folio is the largest size, and are usually shelved flat, rather than on end.

Oversized books are shelved by call number, as in the rest of the library, but they will have either a Q or an F before the call number.

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Overhead view of the Reading Room with students studying at a variety of tables

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Stop 3 -- Reading Room

The Reading Room is a large, open room with tables in a variety of sizes to accommodate study groups of many sizes. Part of the Oversized Book collection is also shelved in the Reading Room.

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The Cobb Room has a conference table and 8 chairs - the Bost Room is similar

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Stop 4 -- Bost & Cobb Conference Rooms

The Bost and Cobb conference rooms are located on the east and west ends of the Second Floor. Like the other group study rooms on the first floor, these rooms can be reserved at the Circulation & Reserves Desk. These rooms provide an ideal setting for working on group projects. Both rooms have conference tables and chairs and the Cobb room has a dry erase board (marker and eraser are checked out with the key). Both rooms accommodate eight people. And, of course, the OSU Library's WiFi network is available throughout the building!

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A student visits with one of the Dean's Office staff about employment at the library

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Stop 5 -- Dean of Libraries Office

The Dean of Libraries Office is the place to go to visit Human Resources to apply for a job, check for items in our Lost and Found, or if you need to speak with a library administrator.

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A librarian assists a student with their Special Collections and University Archives research

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Stop 6 -- Special Collections & University Archives

Information about the history of OSU, rare books, and archival theses are located in our Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA) office. The reference desk and offices are on the Second Floor. If you require something from this collection, please stop at the reference desk in the office to have the item retrieved. They are open 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Go to the Special Collections & University Archives Home Page

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The elegant Peggy V. Helmerich Browsing Room contains wingback chairs and dark wood tables for quiet study and special events

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Stop 7 -- Browsing Room

This room is available for special events including receptions, retirement parties, and readings. The Browsing Room contains the British Parliamentary Papers and a collection of Oklahoma State University-related materials, such as commencement programs and academic catalogs. It is also used as a quiet study area.

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Color Legend: *

Orange block indicates Group study area   Group Study Area: Small groups and moderate conversation allowed, no cell phone use.

Green block indicates Quiet study area   Quiet Study Area: Quiet conversation allowed, no cell phone use.

Blue block indicates Silent study area   Silent Study Area: No conversation, no cell phone use.

* All study areas have signs posted with the applicable description.

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