Coronavirus Update: Remote Instruction for Spring and Summer 2020

In response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus), BW has extended remote instruction for the remainder of spring semester and for all summer courses.

  • Access to BW libraries March 23 - May 8:
    • Ritter Library is open via tap access to BW students, faculty and staff on Monday-Friday, noon - 5 p.m. Only the lobby and main floor of the library are open. The basement stacks and top-floor offices are closed. Library staff are available to assist and can be accessed remotely. Ebook, streaming media, and database access is still available at Ritter Library has ceased the lending of physical items from our collection. Any materials currently on loan are due on May 31, 2020 and should NOT be returned at this time.
    • Jones Music Library is open by appointment only to BW students, faculty and staff. For access, contact Paul Cary, Conservatory Librarian, at
    • Riemenschneider Bach Institute is open by appointment only to BW students, faculty and staff. For access, contact Paul Cary, Conservatory Librarian, at

Campus-Wide Coronavirus Updates

View the latest campus-wide updates from BW concerning Novel Coronavirus/COVID-19.

Three Campus Libraries For Your Use

Getting to know your way around the BW libraries will be one of the most important things you'll do at BW. Regardless of your area of interest, you'll spend many hours of your time using the extensive resources of our three libraries. Our databases, interlibrary loan program and extensive collection of periodicals will make it easy to find material for your next big research paper or project. And don't hesitate to ask one of our friendly staff members for assistance. They're here to help you be the best student you can be.

Ritter Library

Ritter Library is the main research library at Baldwin Wallace University. The library houses the physical book collection, audio/visual equipment, DVDs, curriculum center, 3D printing maker space, study rooms, circulation and reference desk support, as well as classrooms. Departments of IT Support Services, Learning Center, Writing Lab, and Educational Technology departments are also located in the library.

Jones Music Library

Jones Music Library is located in Merner-Pfeiffer Hall. The library holds nearly 40,000 items, most of which circulate to BW and OhioLINK patrons.

The Riemenschneider Bach Institute

The Riemenschneider Bach Institute is a renowned research center dedicated to J.S. Bach

Visitors are welcome and are asked to sign in with when they enter the library. The Institute houses rare items related to J. S. Bach and his circle as well as historical reference materials, scores, and a collection of classic recordings. The entry is located on the first floor of the Boesel Musical Arts Center.