Steely Library has a number of specialized, primary source materials, like photographs, maps, government publications of the United States, original works by NKU faculty, staff, and students, and more.
The Digital Repository is a centralized digital location to collect and provide open access to permanent university records, scholarship and creativity by the university community, and the heritage and history of the Northern Kentucky region.
Steely is a congressionally-designated depository for US Government documents. While most government publications are electronic, the print collection is located on the 3rd floor of Steely Library. Public access to the government documents collection is guaranteed by public law (Title 44 United states Code).
The Eva G. Farris Special Collections and Schlachter University Archives acquires, describes, preserves and provides access to unique materials documenting the rich history of NKU and the Northern Kentucky-Greater Cincinnati region for the benefit of the university and the community.
The Teacher Resource Collection consists of P-12 curriculum and resource materials that support NKU's preservice teachers and community educators. Instructional materials (e.g., K-12 educational textbooks, videos, puppets, etc.) for classroom use are located in the TRC LT Collection on the 4th floor of Steely Library. A book collection of children's and young adult literature is located in the Y Collection on the 4th floor of Steely Library.