OES is a community of readers. The OES libraries offer a wealth of resources curated by each divisional librarian. A high emphasis is placed on reading for pleasure and lifelong learning, in tandem with classroom inquiry and academic support. A range of both print and digital materials are offered, including primary and scholarly source materials, resource guides, pathfinders, and databases.
Our OES Libraries provide resources and services that
- Create a comfortable, secure, welcoming place for study, research, work, and collaboration
- Instruct and promote scholarly learning, community, and good citizenship
- Instill the values of empathy, respect, and curiosity
- Develop lifelong reading for personal development and joy
The librarians and Friends of the OES Libraries (FOESL) sponsor book talks, as well as feature author visits, books fairs, and other ways to celebrate reading.