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The C.G. O'Kelly Library is named for Cadd Grant O'Kelly, second president of Slater Industrial Academy. Improved library services and expansion of the curriculum were the two top priorities of Kenneth R. Williams when he became president of WSSU in 1961. Thus, in 1967, a new library was constructed to replace the existing facilities on the second floor of the Blair Hall administration building. O'Kelly Library received an addition and renovation in 1971, and in 1990, another addition was made to the western part of the building.

O'Kelly Library has many interesting items to offer.  Did you know that the library contains:

Physical Collection

  • Books - 200,000+ books on our shelves for checkout, including textbooks.
  • Databases - Over 300 electronic databases, containing journal, magazine and newspaper articles, as well as ebooks.
  • DVDs - 5,000+ DVD's available for 3 day checkout, including faculty/educational DVDs.
  • eBooks - over 270,000 electronic books searchable by title.
  • eJournals - nearly 80,000 electronic journals searchable by title.
  • Journals - nearly 350 paper journals for use within the library.
  • Microforms - over 200 microforms and 2 readers to view content
  • Archives-

· 1500+ books in the rare and special collection
· 100 linear feet of artifacts
· 600 linear feet of archival collections

Collections include:

· Manuscripts related to the history of the University and the surrounding community
· Images, videos and audio


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