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Library fines will be waived during this time and due dates have been extended. Please retain any materials currently checked out until further notice.

The KHIC is closed to UMU Students and the public until April 6, 2020. Faculty and staff may gain access using a Purple Plus Card at the card reader entrances: KHIC patio and dock.

IT HelpDesk: (face to face assistance) for faculty and staff is available Monday-Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Reference/Research Assistance: call/text (330) 257-5742 or email referencedesk@mountunion.edu all days 8 am–10:00pm.

Circulation Assistance: text (330) 414-3920 or email circdesk@mountunion.edu.

The Sturgeon Music Library located in Cope Hall is closed. OhioLINK physical material lending services are suspended until further notice. During this time, UMU physical resources are still available, call for Reference/Research Assistance for further clarification.

Locating Online Resources:


The University of Mount Union Libraries includes the Main Library located in the Kolenbrander Harter Information Center and the Sturgeon Music Library located in Cope Music Hall, which can be reached at (330) 829-6505. The libraries contain unique collections, including the Curriculum Resource Center, which can be reached at (330) 823-3686. The physical library offers over 185,000 books, 150 paper periodical subscriptions, 250,000 government publications, thousands of recordings and video materials, 450 study seats, 30 public computers, two computer labs, and a 24-hour study space. The Library web page offers access to over 250 databases, 60,000 electronic journal subscriptions, 380,000 electronic books, and more than 25,000 streaming videos. The Library belongs to the OPAL shared catalog system and the OhioLINK resource sharing system. Interlibrary Loan services are free.

The Digital, Written, and Oral Communication (DWOC) Studio is located in the Kolenbrander-Harter Information Center, adjacent to the Library circulation area.

Federal Depository  The University of Mount Union Library is a Federal Depository.  

Need help?

Phone or text us at (330) 257-5742. Walk in during reference service hours. Or, contact us via your Mount Union email using the Ask a Librarian form.

Kolenbrander-Harter Information Center

1972 Clark Ave
Alliance, Ohio 44601

(330) 823-3795

Text (330) 257-5742 for reference assistance.

Library Hours:

Current Library hours

Mount Union shares the Innovative Interfaces catalog system with 23 OPAL libraries as well as 74 OhioLINK libraries throughout Ohio. The estate of Louis H. Brush provides annual grants to purchase books and periodicals in memory of James Alpheus Brush, the first Librarian of the University, and his wife. In 1971, the Thomas S. Brush Foundation, Inc. made a gift of approximately $500,000 to the University Endowment Fund to be used for purchase of books and periodicals in memory of Mr. Brush’s grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Louis H. Brush.

University of Mount Union Rare Book Room