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Wooster Campus Research Library

Research begins not in the laboratory but in the library

OARDC Library

The library facility is currently closed to visitors, but we are open virtually for questions and consultations! 

The WCRL is working on details of a phased return to library services during the month of August.  We will be sharing details as they become available.

Located in the Fisher Auditorium complex on the Wooster campus of the Ohio State University, the OARDC Library offers 24/7 building access to our graduate students and researchers, as well as an array of other on-site amenities.

Staff (virtually) available:

8am - 5pm Monday thru Friday & by appointment


Hot Beverage Station

Stay alert and focused with a fresh cup of hot coffee from the library’s hot beverage station. Bring your own k-cups or tea bags or purchase coffee, tea, or hot chocolate from the library’s user-funded supply.

24/7 Key Fob Access

For key fob access visit Wooster Campus Public Safety (8am - 4pm) located in the historic Simon Rice house. Bring your BUCK ID.

Study Carrels

Graduate students and others in the OARDC community who need personal study space can reserve a carrel in person between the hours of 8am – 5pm or by contacting Laura.

Quiet Study Room (1-2 People) Need a quiet, distraction free place to study? Contact the library to reserve a small study room.
Small Conference Room AKA Enlow Room (1-8 People)

Practice a presentation, study with a group, or hold a meeting. The Enlow Room (Fisher 126C) can be reserved by clicking here or by contacting Laura or Gwen

The room is equipped with large whiteboards, presenter’s podium, teleconferencing capabilities, and the ability to project content from multiple laptops onto the large monitor. 

Named for generous donor and former OARDC librarian Helen Hahn Enlow


Collaboration Workstation

Bring your laptop and a friend. The library’s collaborative workstation lets you project your laptop’s content onto large dual monitors for easier group work.


Public Computers + Printer Access

In addition to connecting you with library resources, our six public workstations offer access to specialty software including Matlab, IBM SPSS, Minitab, SAS, SigmaPlot, ArcGIS, Python, Refworks, Google Earth, and Photoshop.

Printing costs/page are as follows: $.04/B&W and $.15/color. Printing is paid for via BUCK ID. To add funds to your BUCK ID, visit Visitors are able to purchase $5 print cards from library staff (cash only). 

Microform Reader

The library’s microform reader has the ability to read both microfilm and microfiche, as well as print black and white copies free of charge.