Access and Borrowing – Page 2 – OHIO University Libraries
  • How do I Request an Article Through Document Delivery ?

    This video demonstrates how to request an article using the OU Libraries’ Document Delivery Service: If you are unable to view this video, try accessing the video from YouTube.

  • What library privileges do alumni, OU retirees, or OU emeritus faculty have?

    Alumni, if they are not enrolled in classes, are considered community members and have access to resources only if you come to Alden Library (that is no access from home or off-campus). You may want to look at the additional benefits of joining the Friends of the Libraries (e.g., access to OhioLINK and interlibrary loan). … Continued

  • How do I reserve a movie (DVD) for a class?

    Many movies are used for teaching purposes and due to the popularity of many of our titles, Faculty, Instructors and Teaching Assistants are allowed to book a film in advance. To do this, complete the video bookings for class use form. If you have any questions, call us at (740) 593-2699.

  • I returned my library books, why are they still showing up as checked out on my account?

    You can check the status of books that you have checked out using your Library Account. Please note that books left in the book drops are not checked in immediately. At times when many books are being returned – such as the end of the semester – it may take longer than usual for books to … Continued

  • Can I check out audio visual equipment?

    Alden Library does not loan camcorders or video cameras, projectors, digital cameras, tripods, etc.  Students may wish to check with the CREATE_space as they do loan some  equipment to be used for creative endeavors.  Please check with CREATE_space on availability.  The only stipulation is that equipment must be used for creative projects.  While the primary clientele … Continued

  • How do I put a hold on a book that is checked out, so I get it next?

    If one of our books, meaning a book owned by OU or a branch of OU, is checked out you should try to request it through OhioLINK. Either search the OhioLINK Catalog directly or from your ALICE Catalog search Click the “Search OhioLINK” button on the right side of the page (see image to the … Continued

  • What is my Ohio ID? How do I reset my Ohio ID password?

    Your Ohio ID is the stem portion of your email (e.g., if your email is then your Ohio ID is bobcat1). This is the same username and password used for My Ohio and Blackboard. For information on activating your OHIO ID and resetting your password, see the OHIO Office of Information Technology’s page on … Continued

  • How do I get something that’s not in ALICE library catalog or OhioLINK? Or that is not online?

    When you cannot find book or article in Ohio, we will try to borrow it from another U.S. library or in some cases international library. You start this process by making either “book” or “article” request through Interlibrary Loan-Illiad. Provide as much citation information as you know as this will help expedite the process.

  • How do I borrow books, movies (DVDs), and other library materials?

    In Alden Library you can check out books and other items at the following desks: 4th Floor Service Desk 2nd Floor Service Desk The Music and Dance Library also checks items out from their Circulation desk in Glidden Hall. You can check out movies at the 4th Floor Service Desk on the fourth floor of … Continued