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The Owen D. Young Library (ODY) is the main campus library, with resources and services for research and study in the humanities and social sciences.

ODY provides seating for over 900 students in a variety of individual and group study spaces, including seminar rooms, two computer labs, a digital scholarship lab, several classrooms, and a 24-hour study room.

The library also houses the university’s Special Collections and Archives, Digital Scholarship Team, Center for Teaching and Learning, Information Technology, and the WORD Studio.


Regular Hours
Sunday: 1:00 pm-11:00 pm
Monday - Thursday: 8:00 am-11:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Saturday: 1:00 pm-5:00 pm

Tour ODY!

ODY Floor Plans


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ODY has a variety of innovative spaces that can be reserved by SLU faculty, staff, and students — from seminars and group study spaces to media studios. The library also has open spaces filled with various seating options for meeting with your study group or getting your work done solo.