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About the Library

The Mission of the Heterick Memorial Library

Exterior image of the frontside of the library, detailing the entirety of the building and trees outside the front entrance.Heterick Memorial Library is the University's undergraduate library. Its purpose is to meet the diverse and changing information needs of the faculty, staff and students of the University by collecting, creating, organizing, managing, preserving​ and providing access to information sources, through library and information literacy instruction, and by fostering an environment conducive to academic inquiry, scholarly communication, creative achievement and lifelong learning.

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Gift Policy

Heterick Memorial Library is no longer accepting donations of print books or journals. As a library with a focus on a collection that supports the current curriculum, it is more time and cost efficient to purchase new titles than to review older titles that often duplicate existing copies in our local and consortial collections. There are two exceptions to this policy:

  • The Archives welcomes materials that document the origins/history, developments, activities, achievements, and people of the University.
  • The Library welcomes donations of new (current) books, especially those authored by Ohio Northern University faculty, staff and alumni.

All gifts become the sole property of the library to use or dispose as the case may be. All such gifts are acknowledged, but donors who wish tax deductions for their gifts to Heterick Memorial Library must obtain their own evaluation.

Gift Process

To donate items, please follow these procedures:

  1. Please contact the Library or Library Archives to make arrangements for the transfer of the donations.
  2. All donations must be accompanied by a signed copy of the University Gift-In-Kind form. This form acknowledges that all gifts become property of Ohio Northern University upon receipt, and that the University may keep or dispose of any accepted gifts at the discretion of Heterick Memorial Library.
  3. Donors will receive confirmation of their donation from the University with the total number of volumes donated but individual titles will not be listed.

Tax Deductions

Gifts to Ohio Northern University are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Please consult your tax advisor. For further information, please contact the Office of University Advancement, 1-866-ONU-GIVE or