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Terrell Main Library

10am - 12am

Circulation Desk

10am - 12am

Research Help Daytime

1:30pm - 5pm

Research Help Evening

7pm - 9pm

Libraries Administrative Office

Closed

Azariah's Cafe

10am - 4pm

CIT Help Desk

Writing Center Daytime

2pm - 5pm

Writing Center Evening

7pm - 11pm

Speaking Center

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Mary Church Terrell Main Library
148 W College St. Oberlin, OH 44074-1545

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The main visitor lot is the east Service Building lot, and the south row of the Carnegie Building lot for visitors to offices within that building.

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The Clarence Ward Art Library collections provide broad-based coverage of the history, theory, criticism, and practice of the visual arts to support the teaching, research, and art practices of Oberlin students, faculty, curators, and staff.

Visitors browsing an art display of art hung along lines strung throughout the room.
Students gathered around a table observing art.
Art books, scrolls, and mail art displayed on a table.
Three students observing rare and sculptural books on display in the art library.

The library’s 110,000 volumes and electronic resources cover prehistoric art through contemporary experiments worldwide, with particular strengths in the cultures of the ancient Mediterranean, African art, Asian art, Italian Renaissance and Baroque art, 16th- and 17th-century Dutch and Flemish art, 19th- and 20th-century British and American architecture, Expressionism, and modern art created after World War II.

The library offers rich special collections as well. Rare volumes include the Thomas Jefferson Architecture Collection, the Art and Science of Color Collection, and European imprints on architecture, gardening, and landscape design. Modern highlights include collections of "artists' books" and "Mail Art." All special collections are available for viewing by Oberlin students, faculty, curators, and staff with a valid OCID.

Located on the top floor of the iconic Venturi Art Building, the library is named for its founder, Clarence Ward, who served as director of the Allen Memorial Art Museum, Chair of the Art Department, and Professor of Architectural History from 1917 to 1948.