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For over a quarter century...
The Medical Library has provided library services and information resources for the College's students, faculty and staff. The
Medical Library also serves as an information resource for
osteopathic physicians throughout Oklahoma. As a Resource
Library in the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, we serve
area health providers, college students, and rural physicians and
practitioners.

Milestones
March 10, 1972
Governor David Hall signs Senate Bill 461 establishing the college
as the Oklahoma College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery
(OkCOMS) -- the first free-standing, state-supported
osteopathic college in the nation
.

June 1, 1974
Linda L. Logan becomes the first college librarian until her retirement in February, 1993.

July, 1974
Classes begin.

December, 1976
The permanent campus on the west bank of the Arkansas River is occupied.

July 1, 1988
The college becomes the ninth college of Oklahoma State University and the name is changed to the College of Osteopathic Medicine of Oklahoma State University (COM-OSU). The name Oklahoma State University College of Medicine (OSU-COM) was adopted a few years later.

1991
The Medical Library expands and moves to its present site.

1998
The Chapman Computer Laboratory was opened in the Medical Library.

2001
Gov. Keating signed the measure creating OSU Center for Health Sciences.

2005
The osteopathic teaching hospital, then known as Tulsa Regional Medical Center, celebrates its 60th anniversary.

2006
Gov. Brad Henry signed a 50-year affiliation agreement between Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and Tulsa Regional Medical Center. Tulsa Regional Medical Center is renamed Oklahoma State University Medical Center.

2010
OSU-CHS opens doors to new Forensic and Biomedical Sciences Research Labs.

2012
David Money retires after 34 years of distinguised service as Reference Librarian.

Renovations of clinical sciences areas, auditoriums, library, anatomy lab, utilities and IT infrastructure were completed.

OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine welcomes 115 first-year medical students, the largest class in its 40-year history.