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Welcome to the Myers Library at Ottawa University

Librarians at the Gangwish Library have created these Guides especially for the students, faculty and staff at Ottawa University so that it would be easier to navigate the Library. Here you will find our catalog, databases, instructional resources, policies, and procedures. At the same time, you will learn how to use all of these to write excellent research papers. We are here to assist you.


Myers Library at Ottawa University



Fun facts about the library...

  • In 2015 the Gangwish Library opened at Ottawa University. The old library was called Myers Library (find out more below).
  • Prior to 1886, the Ottawa University Library contained 100 books
  • By 1892, due to student and faculty contributions to the University Lecture Course which was started to fund the OU library, 3,000 books were accumulated
  • In 1902, a fire in the Administration Building destroyed the OU Library
  • By 1903, 2000 books graced the Ottawa University Library's shelves
  • In 2012, Ottawa University's newest acquisition is 70,000 e-books

Myers Library


This was the Myers Library. This building served as Ottawa University's library from 1956 to 2015.The Myers Library

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Danielle O'Barto
Gangwish Library
Ottawa University
1001 S. Cedar St.
Ottawa, KS 66067

Library Cards

You will need a library card if you want to checkout books, videos, interlibrary loans or reserves. Your library card number and your OUID number are one and the same. To use our electronic resources, login through the OU portal.

If you are a student or a member of the faculty from Ottawa University's Sites, and would like to checkout a book or hardcopy periodical from the Gangwish Library, please contact one of our librarians or email us at and we will make those checkout arrangements with you.