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Relax & Read

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Join the HSC leisure book club, Relax and Read

Relax and Read is sponsored by the Robert M. Bird Society Endowment

To join the Book Club email us at:

Intellectual Wellness

 Intellectual Wellness 

The ability to recognize creative abilities and find ways to expand knowledge and skills is the purpose of Intellectual Wellness. OU employees can earn points in Intellectual Wellness by participating in the book club.


Program Overview

The Relax and Read book club was introduced on the HSC campus in March 2016 as an opportunity for students, staff, and faculty to discuss books that are for leisure reading.

Vote for the next book selection by filling out our form: Book Suggestion Form


The Three Steps to Participating:

  1. Sign up via email at: or in person at the 3rd-floor service desk of the Library, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    • You must present your OUHSC ID to sign-up and receive one of the 60 available books, which often go very quickly
    • To be equitable to the entire campus community we reserve the option to limit the number of books distributed to a single department.
  2. Join us for a book discussion each semester in person or via Zoom. Dates, times, location, and links will be emailed to all members prior to the meeting.
    • Contact Payton Patterson by e-mail or phone: 271-2285 ext. 48725 to inquire about receiving the book through interagency mail.

For more information, please contact, Bird Library staff

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Fall 2023

Fall Relax and Read Book Club Is Coming Soon.

It is going to get hectic, so join us and

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with a good book!