The Al Harris Library, named in honor of a former University president, is centrally located on SWOSU’s Weatherford campus. The Oscar H. McMahan Library is located on the Sayre Campus. The SWOSU Libraries has over 305,000 bound volumes, over 360,000 electronic books, and subscribes to 47,200 print and electronic periodicals. The collection is expanded by 1,200,000 microforms, over 2,090,000 media materials, and access to 100 online and full text databases available through the SWOSU Libraries website. The Al Harris Library is a partial U.S. Government and Oklahoma state document depository.
The SWOSU Libraries’ collections are supplemented by access to the holdings of other libraries through interlibrary loan, a statewide library card system called OK-Share, and by electronic access to hundreds of specialized resources. Off-campus access to these electronic resources are available by the same login credentials used for student webmail. Librarians also teach instructional sessions on research skills and information literacy throughout the school year. Research assistance is provided by faculty librarians on both campuses, both in person and virtually, by consultation appointment or phone (580) 774-7082 and through our Ask-a-Librarian (https://library.swosu.edu/ask) service (email, text messaging, and instant messaging).