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Library Information: Library Services

Library Mission

Wilcox Library provides essential service, instruction and space to support a diverse community of learners using innovative discovery tools to ensure access to collections and resources in support of student learning. The Library further supports the University by collecting, preserving and organizing materials of historic value.

Donations Policy

Wilcox Library does not accept book gifts or book donations. This policy will be in effect for the fall 2019 semester until further notice. 

The Oskaloosa Public Library accepts gently used books. Please call them at 641-673-0441 before making a donation. The Planned Parenthood Book Sale also accepts donations and has a 24 hours a day, 7 days a week drop off location in Des Moines. For more information see https://desmoinesbooksale.com/donate .

Spaces

We want to provide a comfortable, inviting place to enjoy and learn. We have many spaces for students, faculty and staff to use. The first floor has seating, meeting spaces and individual study areas. Lots of group study activity takes place on this level. The library entrance and service desk are also on this level so there will be a certain level of respectful noise. If you require a quiet place to study the lower level is our quiet floor. Also, check out the individual study rooms on the first floor.

Staff

Jennifer Sterling, Librarian and Archivist

641-673-1097 sterlingj@wmpenn.edu

Samantha Mead, Instructional Services Librarian

641-673-1197 samantha.mead@wmpenn.edu

Angela Crist, Cataloging

641-673-1096 crista@wmpenn.edu

Chris Kock, Interlibrary Loan

641-673-1797 kockc@wmpenn.edu

Robert Mead, Night Desk Supervisor

641-673-1096 meadr@wmpenn.edu

 

 

Library Assessment

Information about Wilcox Library's assessment activities can be found here .

Technology

Computers

We have laptops that check out for use in the library. We will hold your id or a cell phone as collateral. There are desktop computers on the main level and and on the lower level as well.

Scanner

There is a scanner available for student use on the main level.

Printing

Black and white and color printing are available on the main level of the library.