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Learning the basic skills you need to get the most of everything WKU Libraries has to offer!

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Contact Information

Contact us infographic; all the contact information is provided underneath the image.

Give us a call our librarians are happy to help! (270) 745-6153

Send an email to the reference desk, here is our email address! 

Visit our website and use the chat button right of the library website to chat with a librarian 24/7. 

Library Information

Library of Congress Classification Outline by Library Location

Raymond Cravens Library

2nd-floor Visual & Performing Arts Library (VPAL)

 GT495 - GT2350 (Fashion and Costume)

 GV1580 - GV1799.4 (Dance)

 M - MT (Music)

 N - NX (Art)

 PN2000 - PN3307 (Theater)

 TR (Photography)

 TT1 - TT985 (Crafts)

 DVDs, CDs, Audiobooks


4th-floor Circulation and Reference Services

 The circulation desk located on the fourth floor Raymond Cravens Library


 A-E599 (General Works, Philosophy, Psychology, Religion, Auxiliary Sciences of History, History: General & Outside of the Americas, History:   United States)


 E600-LT & Law (History: United States - Local & Americas, Geography, Social Sciences, Political Science, Political Science, Education, Law   Collection)


 Periodicals (Journals, Leisure Magazines)


 P-PS (Language)


 PT-ZA (Science, Medicine, Agriculture, Technology, Military Science, Naval Science, Books—General)


Beulah Winchel Education Library Collection

(Education, Juvenile, Young Adult, Social Studies, Science, Math, Languages, Kits, American Sign Language, Arts & Music, DVDs, CDs)


Library Special Collections

Materials from the Kentucky Library Research Collections, Manuscripts & Folklife Archives, and WKU Archives are accessed through the Harrison-Baird Reading Room located on the second floor of the Kentucky Building.

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