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WKU offices in Bowling Green will open at 10 a.m. Friday. Classes Friday remain canceled and campuses in Glasgow, Owensboro and Elizabethtown/Ft. Knox remain closed Friday. Saturday classes in Bowling Green will proceed as scheduled. Here is a link to the University’s attendance policy during adverse weather conditions. Use caution and watch for slick spots on roads and walks. 

Residence Halls remain open until noon Saturday. Bemis & Barnes have space for those who need to stay longer. Visit WKU Housing & Residence Life for more information.

The high school regional basketball tournament games scheduled for Wednesday night were canceled. Games will be rescheduled for Friday/Saturday. Follow WKU News for the latest updates. #WKUAlert

First-Year Survival Tips

Citations | Reference Lists

Databases | E-BooksE-Journals

Extended Library Services

Finding Books: LCC | SuDoc

Gordon Wilson Storage Facility

Government Documents | Law

Grants & Foundations

Information Literacy

Intellectual Property

Interlibrary Loan Services

Library Video | Audio Tour


Microfiche & Microfilm Titles

Print | E.A.N.

Photocopying & Scanning

Maps: Reference | Periodicals

People in Reference

Research Guides | Tutorials

Ref Books: Science | Business

Science Indexes

Special Services:
Faculty | Grad Students

Subject (Personal) Librarians


Welcome to welcome WKU Libraries


Here are a few tips to get you through your first year at WKU.


(1) No Question is Stupid. Don't be afraid to ask any member of WKU Libraries' faculty or staff  for help.  Talking to you is the highlight of our day.

(2) We are here to help. Here are some resources to aid your transition from high school to university life:



(3) Need to find stuff in the library? Visit us in the 

Commons @ Cravens or Ask Us online.

-Reference Contact Information



(4) Can't find the library or where you class is located? We can help!

-Regional Campuses

-Maps of Campus

-WKU Libraries

1906 College Heights Blvd., #11067,
Bowling Green, KY. 42101-1067.
Phone: (270) 745-6125
Fax: (270) 745-6422
(5) Need to know how to format a paper or cite a book or article?


(6) Dorm room or apartments are too loud? We have quiet study floors and rooms that you can reserve for quiet study time. Snacks and drinks are allowed in the library. We try to make your experience as enjoyable as possible. Sorry though, we don't do your homework.


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Note: documents in Excel format (XLS) require Microsoft Viewer,
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Note: documents in Word format (DOC) require Microsoft Viewer,
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Note: documents in Powerpoint format (PPT) require Microsoft Viewer,
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Note: documents in Quicktime Movie format [MOV] require Apple Quicktime,
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 Last Modified 9/25/14