Collections and Resources
The Library has a collection of cassette tapes that are
located at the circulation desk. All cassettes are cataloged in the
Library's online catalog. Cassettes do not leave the Library unless
special permission is given by a librarian and certain procedures
Located on the 3rd floor, this Collection contains the
Lois Exendine Collection of Children's Literature, textbook collection,
children's reference collection, units, media guides and teacher guides.
Items in this Collection are identified in the online catalog as JUV,
LT, CURR LIB.
The DVD collection includes circulating DVDs and reference
DVDs, all of which are listed in the Library's online catalog. Circulating
DVDs are located on the 3rd floor of the library and can be checked
out for one week at a time. Reference DVDs are located at the circulation
desk and do not leave the library unless special permission is given
by the librarian. A DVD player is located on the 3rd floor of the
The Leisure Reading Collection is located on the 1st floor
and includes fiction books in genres such as mystery, science fiction,
horror, romance and Western. Books in this collection are checked
out on the honor system and have no due date.
of American Civilization (LAC)
The LAC is a collection of materials (published in microfiche)
relating to all aspects of American life and literature from the beginning
to the outbreak of World War I. Included are pamphlets, periodicals,
documents both public and private, biographies and autobiographies
of persons both known and obscure, fiction and non-fiction, poetry,
collected works and papers, material of foreign origin relating to
America, and many rare books not generally available. Each item is
cataloged in the library's online catalog. The call number begins
of English Literature Part One (LEL)
The LEL part one (published in microfiche) provides the
corpus of English literature from the beginnings to the Restoration.
The material in this collection contains all major and minor works
of poetry, drama and prose of the period together with the principal
scholarship, religious and intellectual texts. Each item is cataloged
in the library's online catalog. The call number begins with LEL.
The music library contains two types of materials:
commercial recordings: LPs, CDs, DVDs, and videotapes
covering most types of music, including but not limited to
symphonic, chamber, operatic, Broadway musical, popular, jazz,
20th century, pre-renaissance,
folk/ethnic music, and more.
archival recordings: recordings of University concerts,
recitals, staged productions, etc. from 1970 to present.
Faculty can check out materials from
the music library for use elsewhere on campus, while students can check
music materials out for use within the
library. Music scores are located in the library's main collection
and can be checked out for two weeks at a time.
The Library subscribes to The Daily Oklahoman
The Edmond Evening Sun
, The New York Times Sunday ed.
and the Wall Street Journal
. Each of these titles are kept
for the current six months in a closed collection, which means that
a librarian must be present while the materials are in use. The newspapers
do not circulate and must be used in the library. The
Library also has the following titles in microfilm: The Christian
from Jan. 1962-Jan. 1988; The Daily Oklahoman
from Jan. 1953-Oct. 1956; and The New York Times
1851-1877 and 1953 to the present. The microfilm is housed in cabinets
on the 3rd floor.
Newspaper articles are also available online through the Library's databases.
Christian University Archive
A wide array of the University's memorabilia is contained
in this archive. The Collection includes official college publications,
yearbooks, fine arts programs, student publications, alumni newspapers,
student directories, newspaper clippings, photographs, slides and
the most complete photographic record of the Foster/Burlingame mansion
in Bartlesville, first home of the College as Central Christian College.
Living Legends Collection
It contains selected audio tapes of the collection of
oral history housed at the Oklahoma Historical Society. The Collection
was begun on the campus of Oklahoma Christian in 1965. Dr. James O.
Baird, then president, developed the idea that the University library
should have more Oklahoma oriented material as part of its dial-access
tape system. Since little material existed, he decided that the University
should initiate an effort to record the memories of longtime Oklahomans
who would recall interesting experiences of the past. The major development
of the Living Legends was conducted by Pendleton Woods who worked
with the University in establishing a volunteer corps, categorizing
the recordings and developing audio-visual presentations. In 1971,
through legislative effort, this program was funded through the Oklahoma
Historical Society and became the official oral history program for
the State of Oklahoma. The tapes and transcripts housed at the University
are selected copies of the collection and include those tapes recorded
by the University when it was the agency in charge of securing Oklahoma's
oral history memoirs.
The Library subscribes to periodicals in online, print,
and microform formats. The online periodicals can be accessed
, and periodicals in print and microform format are
located on the 3rd floor. The microfilm and print copies are shelved
in alphabetical order by title. The microfiche copies are housed in
cabinets in alphabetical order by title. The periodicals do not circulate
and must be used in the library. Copiers and microform printers are
available for copying. A printed list of periodical holdings is available
at the Library and all titles housed in the Library are cataloged
in the Library's online catalog.
Kelcy Tape Collection
Located in the Restoration History Collection
For two decades, the Bible Department at Oklahoma Christian College
was under the capable leadership of Raymond Kelcy. In August 1986,
Raymond Kelcy died unexpectedly. His scholarship and outstanding insight
into the scriptures enriched the lives of thousands of students. In
order that more may benefit from his studies, a collection of hundreds
of sermons, lectures, and discussions are available in this Collection
on cassette tapes. A catalog
is available online or can be requested from the Library. If copies
of any of the tapes are desired, an order form is included in the
back of the catalog and the cost is $5.00 per tape (includes postage
and handling). Payment must be sent with the order.
Located on the 1st floor, this Collection consists of
basic reference works in subject areas encompassed by the University's
curriculum, as well as those subject fields common to general information
A collection of materials in high demand that have been
placed on Reserve by faculty members for their courses located at
the circulation desk. They are equally accessible to all students
for a limited period of time. Reserve materials are identified as
(RESERVE) on the online catalog.
The Restoration History Collection is a special collection
within the Oklahoma Christian University library. Begun in 1980, this
is a collection of religious material related to the restoration heritage
of the churches of Christ as well as being an archive of church related
books, pictures, notes, and other items from the Oklahoma, Kansas,
and Texas region. In addition to collections of church bulletins,
significant portions of the libraries of Loyd Smith, Joe Warlick and
N. B. Hardeman are housed here. Located on the 2nd floor of the library.
General collection of circulating books. Located on 1st
and 3rd floors.
The Library collection of videotapes is located at the
circulation desk. All videos are cataloged in the Library's online
catalog . Videos do not leave the Library unless special permission
is given by the librarian and certain procedures are followed . VCRs
are located on the 3rd floor of the Library.