O'Shaughnessy-Frey Library entrance

O’Shaughnessy-Frey Library

O’Shaughnessy-Frey Library (OSF) is the main library on the St. Paul campus.  It is the university’s largest library and houses nearly half a million items from a wide range of academic disciplines. 

With 14 study rooms, SMART Boards, recording studios, whiteboards, computing resources, and a café in a building spanning six separate floors, O’Shaughnessy-Frey is a great place to learn, study, and collaborate. 

Come check out the other unique collections at OSF, including the Special Collections & University Archives, Music & Media Collections, and Leisure Reading collection.

Contact the Library

General Information

(651) 962-5400

Circulation Desk

(651) 962-5494

Reference Desk

(651) 962-5001

A student uses a computer in the Music and Media Collections space

Music & Media Collections

The Music & Media Collections house more than 100,000 titles in streaming audio and video, music CDs, DVDs, LPs, and VHS. Located in Room 309 on the first floor of O’Shaughnessy-Frey Library.

Music & Media Collections
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Special Collections & University Archives

The Department of Special Collections provides access to more than 35,000 volumes, manuscripts, archival records, photographs, films, architectural drawings, and ephemera.

Special Collections and Archives
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ITS Tech Desk

The walk-up Tech Desk for the St. Paul campus is located on O’Shaughnessy-Frey’s main level.

Tommie Tech Services
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St. Thomas E-Learning & Research Center

STELAR provides training, instructional design and technology support for St. Thomas Faculty.

Learn more about STELAR
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Stacks Café

Stacks Café provides a convenient campus oasis to grab a beverage or quick bite to eat while studying, meeting with peers, or relaxing in O’Shaughnessy-Frey Library. 

Stacks Café