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  • Steely Library is Hiring

    Steely Library is Hiring

    Join an innovative group at Northern Kentucky University, located just outside downtown Cincinnati. Steely librarians and staff are leading the implementation of the campus-wide Quality [...]


  • Archives of Sexuality and Gender - New Trial

    Archives of Sexuality and Gender - New Trial

    Steely Library has a trial to Gale’s Archives of Sexuality and Gender collections. Archives of Sexuality and Gender contains historical primary source publications relating to the history and study of sex, sexuality, [...]


  • The Latino American Experience – New Resource!

    The Latino American Experience – New Resource!

    Steely Library now provides access to The Latino American Experience. This database offers more than 2,500 primary documents and media dedicated to the rich [...]


  • The African American Experience – New Resource!

    The African American Experience – New Resource!

    Researchers now have access to The African American Experience. This valuable database provides more than 8,000 articles, biographies, primary documents, and media analyzing the contributions and challenges of African Americans throughout history.


  • Need Research Help?

    Need Research Help?

    Need research help? Steely Librarians are ready to help with your research questions as you finish your final projects. You can chat with us online, stop in, or schedule a discussion. Get in touch with us!


  • Library Hours After Thanksgiving Break

    Library Hours After Thanksgiving Break

    The library will continue with regular hours after classes move to the virtual format after Thanksgiving break. While we will not have extended study hours for finals this year due to COVID-19, we look forward to offering them next year. You can view our building hours here. Have a restful and healthy break, Norse!


  • University Press of Kentucky Books - Now Available

    University Press of Kentucky Books - Now Available

    Access more than 1,000 eBook titles from the University Press of Kentucky, incuding authors from NKU. Subjects include arts, humanities, business, education, law, medicine, social sciences, science and technology. Access the ebooks here or through the library's full list of databases.


  • Join Our Team!

    Join Our Team!

    Join our Team! We are looking for a few talented professionals to join our team. Please see the opportunities here and apply today.


  • Library Closed on Election Day

    Library Closed on Election Day

    The library is closed on Election Day, November 3rd. We are encouraging our library staff to GEARUP to VOTE along with the rest of our campus. See our top 10 tips on being information literate in preparation for the 2020 Election. Our normal building hours will resume on November 4th.


  • Black Thought and Culture - Database Trial Available

    Black Thought and Culture - Database Trial Available

    Black Thought and Culture is a database that provides approximately 100,000 pages of nonfiction writings by over 1,000 American black leaders. Approximately 20% of the items are previously unpublished [...]


  • New Primary Source Materials

    New Primary Source Materials

    New resources have been added to the Digital Repository, including 28 oral histories or transcripts from the Garrett Collection interviews with rural Kentuckians in Appalachia. Also, the Bruce Family Papers (a large, 19th century slave owning Covington, KY family involved in business, banking, agriculture and the Roebling Bridge construction) discuss aspects of slavery, the Civil War, health including cholera out breaks.


  • New Newspaper Resource

    New Newspaper Resource

    Steely Library now provides access to Nexis Uni, an authoritative and comprehensive research tool for news, business, and legal sources, including U.S. Supreme Court decisions dating back to 1790 [...]


  • New Charging Stations

    New Charging Stations

    Charging your phone or tablet is now available and easily done at Steely Library through our new Mobile Power Ports. Each portable, lightweight unit can power three users simultaneously with USB-C and USB-A devices. Please visit the Public Services desk on the 3rd floor to check out a unit for 2 hours.


  • Textbook Affordability Program

    Textbook Affordability Program

    We are excited to announce Steely Library in collaboration with other NKU campus stakeholders, including the University Connect and Persist (UCAP) program, implemented a campus-wide pilot textbook program beginning fall semester 2020. Fifteen digital textbooks were purchased and integrated into Steely’s library catalog [...]


  • GEARUP to Vote

    GEARUP to Vote

    Top Ten Tips & Resources to be Information Literate for the 2020 Election - Election season is underway, bringing with it an endless amount of information that will spread across social media feeds, among other outlets [...]


  • Board of Student Stakeholders Selected

    Board of Student Stakeholders Selected

    Student voices matter! The Board of Student Stakeholders (BOSS) is a committee of NKU students who meet monthly to provide input on library services, policies, collections, spaces, programming, and technology. Members [...]


  • IPA Source Now Available

    IPA Source Now Available

    Steely Library provides access to IPA Source, a collection of over 12,000 literal translations and International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) transcriptions. The goal of IPA Source is to promote the comprehension and accurate [...]


  • New Resource! JoVe Science Education

    New Resource! JoVe Science Education

    Steely Library provides access to JoVE Science Education, an innovative library of video collections that teach key concepts and fundamental techniques. Including both [...]


  • Schlachter Scholarship Recipients 2021

    Schlachter Scholarship Recipients 2021

    A total of $50,000 in scholarships was awarded to seven eligible students enrolled in the Library Informatics program this year. Scholarships were awarded with the goal of supporting [...]


  • New Interactive Resource! Visible Body

    New Interactive Resource! Visible Body

    Steely Library offers access to Visible Body, an interactive suite of applications that cover human anatomy, physiology, muscles, the skeleton, and the circulatory system [...]

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