Otterbein's Courtright Memorial Library

Otterbein's Courtright Memorial Library


The Otterbein's Courtright Memorial Library is a huge resource for #Otterbein students. The constant upgrades adding to that student experience is due in large part due to Director Tiffany Lipstreu. She was recently recognized for her dedication.

#OtterbeinLibrary #Library #OPAL #ServiceAward #FacultyStaffFriday
The Otterbein's Courtright Memorial Library has a display featuring some of #Otterbein's early Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) alumni, from 1946 and earlier. This display will be up through September. Stop by to check it out.
#CardyPopUpEvent Alert: Come see #Otterbein's First-Dog Chewie and his human President Comerford at the Protect the Nest Celebration recognizing COVID Conscious students! Stop by Otterbein's Courtright Memorial Library today from 12-1 p.m. Please keep socially distanced and wear your face covering. #ChewieisCOVIDConscious #ProtectTheNest #OtterbeinPresident #OtterbeinFirstDog #COVID19
Today is #schoollibrariansday. Let's give our Otterbein's Courtright Memorial Library staff a huge thank you for all their hard work and helping students!

##Otterbein #OtterbeinLibrary #Library #librarian
#CardyPopUpEvent Alert: Be a smart cookie with the Academic Integrity Team of Comm 3500 and grab yourself a cookie from 12:30-2 p.m. today, in front of Otterbein's Courtright Memorial Library! Please keep socially distanced and wear your face covering. #Otterbein #ItsNotSweetToCheat #ProtectTheNest #AcademicIntegrity
Sweets and Scheduling at 3 p.m. TODAY. - Stop by Otterbein's Courtright Memorial Library to pick up a sweet treat and learn about scheduling with Otterbein University Student Success & Career Development! Please remember to wear a facial covering and maintain social distancing. #onlyotterbein #otterbein #protectthenest #studentsuccess #cardyspopupevents
Join the Otterbein University Office of Religious & Spiritual Life as they Feast before Fasting with a sweet treat at the Otterbein's Courtright Memorial Library at 1 p.m. today. Please remember to wear a facial covering and maintain social distancing. #onlyotterbein #otterbein #protectthenest #cardypopupevents
Cookies & Careers, today at 1 p.m. - stop by the Otterbein's Courtright Memorial Library to pick up a pre-packaged cookie and learn about upcoming Otterbein University Student Success & Career Development events. Please remember to wear a facial covering and maintain social distancing. #onlyotterbein #otterbein #protectthenest #studentsuccess
The Otterbein's Courtright Memorial Library is available virtually for students who need some research help!

#Otterbein #OtterbeinLibrary #Library #VirtualLibrary
We’re starting 2021 with renewed energy! Join us in welcoming new board directors ❤️📚❤️ Learn more at

✨ Christina Dorr, Ph.D. - School Library Leader
✨ Holly Bright - United Way of Central Ohio
✨ Jevon Collins - King Arts Complex
✨ Tiffany Lipstreu - Otterbein's Courtright Memorial Library
Saum Hall was the first campus building built by #Otterbein University. It opened in 1855 and over its time served as a Men’s Dorm, Ladies' Dorm, a classroom building, and a science building. It sat at what is now the corner of Grove St. and Main St. It was torn down in 1969 to make room for the construction of Otterbein's Courtright Memorial Library. What’s your best memory at Saum Hall or the Courtright Memorial Library? #throwbackthursday #TBT #thenandnow #Westerville
Photos Courtesy of the Otterbein Archives
#CardyPopUpAlert - Kicking-0ff #InternationalEducationWeek, join Otterbein University Study Abroad for a taste of popular international candy starting at 2:30 p.m. in front of Otterbein's Courtright Memorial Library. Please keep socially distanced and wear your face covering. #OnlyOtterbein #Otterbein #ProtectTheNest #Candy

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Timeline photos 04/18/2022

This is our last week of classes before finals week! What are you doing to prepare for next week?

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Timeline photos 04/14/2022

to last Tuesday, when Evan Struble, Associate State Librarian for Library Development at the @StateLibraryOhio tried out our new contactless SmartLockers after the official ribbon-cutting! These lockers, funded through a federal Institute of Museum and Library Services LSTA ARPA grant awarded by the State Library of Ohio, will allow our community to put items on hold and pick them up - anytime!

[Image Description: A person wearing a mask and holding their phone, standing in front of a wall of wooden lockers with blue, tan, red, and white graphics printed on them.]

Timeline photos 04/11/2022

Happy National Pet Day!! While loving our pets is something we do every day, some other things you could today is to take supplies to those pets in shelters, help a friend with pets who is recovering from an illness, adopt a pet or even give your pets extra love with a bath and rub down.

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Timeline photos 04/07/2022

The library’s Technical Services department is hiring for a summer student position – training provided! This Level III position is live on Handshake, just search for “library.”

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Timeline photos 04/06/2022

It's ! Consider supporting library projects by visiting In the "Designation" field, select "Other" and type in Library. Your support makes a world of difference.

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Timeline photos 04/05/2022

Be sure to stop by the library between 4pm and 6pm today to help us celebrate our 50th anniversary! During the party, we'll also be having the ribbon-cutting for the new library lockers, which you won't want to miss!

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Timeline photos 04/04/2022

A new service is coming soon! Be sure to attend our Courtright Birthday Party tomorrow, 4pm-6pm, so you can be part of the ribbon-cutting for these new SmartLockers. These lockers were funded through a federal Institute of Museum and Library Services LSTA ARPA grant awarded by the State Library of Ohio.

[Image Description: Wooden lockers in blue, tan, red, and white with a screen in one space. The lockers have a graphic that says "Libraries are the cornerstone of democracy - where information is free and equally available to everyone" Dr. Carla Hayden. It also has the Otterbein logo.]

Timeline photos 04/01/2022

Happy April Fool's Day! What was the best prank you've ever done?

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Timeline photos 03/31/2022

Help celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Courtright Memorial Library on April 5th, 4pm-6pm! Get some food and punch, listen to a choir performance, and hear a little bit about the history of the building – and our hopes for the future. All on the library first floor!

[Image Description: Pictures of birthday cupcakes, birthday candles, and birthday presents at the top. The text reads "You're Invited. Courtright Birthday Party. April 5th, 4pm-6pm. Including a performance by Opus One, short speeches on the library's past, present, and future, debut and ribbon-cutting for the new library lockers."]

Timeline photos 03/28/2022

Happy week 12! As we get closer to the end of the semester, try to hold your head up and keep going.

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Timeline photos 03/23/2022

Spring is on its way back and so are the birds! If you're a bird lover, we've got you covered. Checkout our birdwatching kits or the board game Wingspan! Wingspan is designed by a woman and plays up to five. Birdwatching kits can be checked out at the front desk.

[Image Description: This is a picture of a board game called Wingspan and a pair of black binoculars leaning on the game. Behind them is grass.]

Timeline photos 03/21/2022

Happy Monday everyone!

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Timeline photos 03/14/2022

Welcome back from Spring break and happy Pi Day! You can celebrate today by eating pie and pizza. There are also other ways to celebrate by playing games that involve math or even creating your own pi game!

[The background is a picture of various pies placed at the top and there is the pi sign in between two pies. The text reads: International Pi Day. March 14.]

Timeline photos 03/08/2022

It may be spring break right now, but make sure you plan for the rest of your semester by getting your OhioLINK requests in by March 11th! After March 11th, materials will be delivered, but no new requests will be accepted.
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Timeline photos 03/04/2022

Happy Friday!

[Image Description: This is an image of Yoda from the movie series, Star Wars. There are words at the bottom and the top of the image. The text reads: "The look on your librarians face when you promise to turn in your overdue books for the fifth time in a row."]

Timeline photos 03/03/2022

Be like Arthur and plan ahead! OhioLINK requesting will halt on March 11th; put in your requests before then. Have questions? Visit our libguide for more:
[Image Description: Arthur, from the cartoon and book series Arthur, smiling and walking proudly. Text at the top of the graphic reads "Got All My Sources Before" and text on the bottom of the graphic reads "Ohiolink Shuts Down On March 11th."]

Timeline photos 03/02/2022

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Timeline photos 03/01/2022

Make sure you get your OhioLINK requests in BEFORE March 11th. After March 11th, materials will be delivered, but no new requests will be accepted. Plan ahead! Visit our libguide for more info:
[Image Description: A toy truck carrying books. The text reads "Plan Ahead! OhioLINK Requests In By March 11th."]

Timeline photos 02/28/2022

Start off your Monday right!

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Timeline photos 02/24/2022

Plan Ahead! Starting on March 11th, requesting items through OhioLINK will be unavailable due to a change in delivery service. If you anticipate needing materials for your projects and/or research, request it now! We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience through this time.
[Image Description: A person in a cream cable sweater holding two books in their arms; their face isn't visible. The text reads "Changes to OhioLINK Services Starting March 11th".]

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