Library Closings/Hours

The library will close at 5pm Friday, March 6th and will continue to follow Classes Not in Session Hours through Sunday, March 15th. During this time period, there will not be weekend hours.
Have a reference question? Get What You Need:
Ask a Librarian Call: (336)750-2454 | Text: (336)459-0987
Or Visit: O’Kelly Library
601 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
Winston-Salem, NC 27110 

HeritageQuest® Online New Interface

On March 4, HeritageQuest® Online’s interface will automatically be getting a new look!

The new interface, powered by Ancestry, will result in a number of updates that will make the product easier to use.

How can you prepare?

Go about your research as usual. The switch to the new version of HeritageQuest Online will occur on March 4 and will be automatic. And, all existing authentication methods will remain in place and intact.

This interface will have a similar look and feel! From the user-friendly home page to cool and helpful features such as new Research Aids and interactive Census Maps, it’s a whole new, refreshing experience.

Stay informed. Visit for more details about the upcoming conversion and the new content being added.

Check out the upcoming training schedule and register for a class.

We’re excited about the upcoming changes and hope you are, too!

ProQuest upgrade/downtime.

On February 28, 2015 ProQuest will perform routine system maintenance. A 5 hour maintenance window will be required, starting from 10pm.

During this time the following ProQuest resources will not be available:

• Research databases

o ProQuest platform (
o ProQuest Congressional (
o ProQuest Dialog (
o Chadwyck-Healey databases (full list available here)
o CultureGrams
o eLibrary (all editions)
o ProQuest Digital Microfilm
o ProQuest Obituaries
o ProQuest Research Companion
o SIRS (all editions)

• Dissertation publishing
o ProQuest/UMI ETD Administrator

• Reference management/Research support tools
o RefWorks
o COS Funding Opportunities
o COS Scholar Universe

• Bibliographic and catalog enrichment resources
o Books in Print®
o LibraryThing for Libraries™
o ProQuest Syndetic Solutions™

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.