Janet Vogel, Library Director
B.A., Messiah College;
M.A., Loyola University;
M.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Terri Foy, Circulation/Reserve/Interlibrary Loan/OhioLINK Officer
B.A., Hiram College;
M.L.S., Kent State University
Marc Freeman, Media Services Manager
B.A., Bowling Green State University
Laurence Skirvin, Technical Services Librarian
B.A., University of West Georgia;
M.A., M.L.S., Kent State University
The Hiram College Library offers an exciting mix of the old and new, especially in its collections, where print and physical items compete with a growing digital collection. he library has a physical collection of more than 200,000 books, nearly 200 current print periodical subscriptions, more than 10,000 CDs from all music genres, and 2,500 videos.
At the same time, the library offers access to more than 136,000 e-books, 70,000 periodicals (with more than 7,000 current titles), and thousands of digital images, videos, and sound files.
Opened in 1995, the library offers a variety of physical spaces for student use, ranging from quiet study space for individuals, to group study rooms, to areas for group collaborations. The library offers 16 public-access computers, as well as laptops that are available for checkout at the circulation desk for use within the library. Media Services, located on the lower level of the building, offers additional technology options, such as scanners, a printer capable of poster size, and a 3D printer.
The library is a member of OhioLINK, a consortium of 121 academic libraries and the State Library of Ohio. The combined catalog of OhioLINK members provides members of the Hiram College community with access to more than 50 million books and other library materials. Students, faculty, and staff are able to borrow items through the OhioLINK catalog under the rules set forth by the OhioLINK community.
Instruction in how to use the library’s many resources is part of the First-Year Program. Additional formal instruction is offered, and reference librarians are available to assist library users. Many of the library’s digital resources are available 24/7 from wherever Hiram students, faculty, and staff have Internet access.