Approximately 25,000 books from Rose State College’s collection are on sale as the college’s Learning Resources Center (LRC) undergoes renovation.


Most of the volumes are on subjects no longer taught in courses at the college and have had little circulation in recent years. Book titles represent western history, such as nonfiction books written on ghost towns of the old West, southern political history, reference works, archeology, or other aspects of life during the era of Western Expansion. Other books for sale include medical references, encyclopedias, pictorial volumes, and other subjects.


“While we normally have a book sale in February, we haven’t eliminated this many books at one time before,” said LRC Dean Chris Meyer. “Our estimates are that when this reduction is complete, we will have eliminated approximately 25,000 books from our collection.”


Paperback books are 50 cents and hardcover books are $1, said Barb Pfrehm, Coordinator of Library Reference & Instruction.


“We would like to sell these books to people who really want them. If not, we may donate them to various organizations in Oklahoma,” Pfrehm said.


The sale will continue thru mid-August in room 110 of the LRC, Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. and Fridays 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Proceeds from the sale will be donated to Rose State’s Friends of the Library.


For more information about the book sale contact Barb Pfrehm (405) 733-7914 or Brad Robison (405) 733-7402