Baldwin Wallace University's Ritter Library

Baldwin Wallace University’s Ritter Library is the main research library on the campus. The library houses everything one could ask for in a library including a physical book collection, audio/visual equipment, DVDs, curriculum center, 3D printing maker space, study rooms, circulation and reference desk support, the Learning Center, Writing Lab and much more. Here at the Ritter Library, the staff members are always delighted to help you maneuver your way around all of these fantastic resources so that you can get what you are looking for without the hassle of trying to figure out how to find it.

OhioLINK further discussed how the Ritter Library makes their experience so meaningful with Chuck Vesei, the director of the library.

What are your top three points of pride in your library?

  1. First and foremost, I would like to talk about our staff. We are small but mighty, and are proud to work collaboratively to assist our students and faculty with research and projects. We give it our all and try to truly invest ourselves into the work that our students are doing because we know how much effort they put into their education, and we want to put just as much into helping them to achieve it.
  2. Another point of pride is our extended hours. These provide our students a nearly round-the-clock atmosphere that they need to succeed. We understand the busy schedules that students have, and we strive to give help and access to all of them.
  3. Our third point of pride is the breadth of our collections from specialized business, nursing, or public health databases to 14th century Latin Bibles that our students can study or our faculty can incorporate into valuable class lessons. We also provide free digital subscriptions to the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal for our whole campus. Information is key, and here at the Ritter Library we provide as much of it as we can.

What is the most popular spot in your library for patrons?

Our Main floor area that has a mixture of open collaborative study areas and reservable group study rooms tends to be the most popular. However, the quiet study floor is also frequently mentioned as a perennial student favorite, so I would say that it comes in a close second.

How long have you been a member of OhioLINK?

We have been a member of OhioLINK since 1999.

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