ALICE – Page 2 – OHIO University Libraries
  • What does “non-circ” mean? “OhioU use only”?
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    When an item has a status of “non-circ,” it means that the item cannot be checked out and does not leave the library building.  Such items are generally key reference books like dictionaries and encyclopedias.  Items in Archives and Special Collections are often marked “non-circ” and must be used in the Mahn Center. When the … Continued

  • How do I find audiobooks?
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    The Libraries have around 3,000 audiobook titles in the collection. They are in a variety of formats: cassette tape, compact disc, and MP3 disc. Types of recordings include non-fiction, novels, plays, poems, etc. Most of these are English-language recordings, although there are more than 100 recordings—mostly language lessons—in other languages. The picture below shows the … Continued

  • How do I get something that’s not in ALICE library catalog or OhioLINK? Or that is not online?
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    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?
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    In Alden Library you can check out books and other items at the following desks: 4th Floor Circulation Desk 2nd Floor Learning Commons Desk The Music and Dance Library also checks items out from their Circulation desk in Glidden Hall. You can check out movies at the Circulation Desk on the fourth floor of Alden. … Continued

  • How do I find fiction?
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    Unlike public libraries, most college and university libraries (including Alden Library) do not have a separate “fiction section.” Our system of call numbers organizes literature of all types according to its original language and/or country of origin. For English and American literature, there are also separate sections based on the author’s time period. The tables … Continued