Access and Borrowing
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 at Ohio University Libraries. You may want to […]12
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 […]13
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 […]14
Where do I return reserve items?
Return reserve items to the desk that you checked them out from. Most reserve items have penalties for being late and if they are not […]15
Can I check out audio visual equipment?
Alden Library does not loan camcorders or video cameras, projectors, digital cameras, tripods, etc. However, such audio visual equipment is available in The Patton College […]16
Can I reserve my books, and will you hold them so I can just pick them up later?
No, we do not offer this service unless you have a disability or are unable to physically retrieve your materials due to an injury or […]17
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 […]18
How do I know when my article, book, Interlibrary Loan, Annex or Intercampus request(s), or OhioLINK request(s) arrived?
The status of your request is shown in your Library Account so that is the first place to look. Document Delivery, Interlibrary Loan, the Annex […]19
How do I access Course Reserves for my class?
Professors and instructors will often place items on “reserve” at the library. These reserve items can be either print (hard copy) or online (pdf) files. […]20
What is my Ohio ID (formerly Oak ID)? How do I reset my Ohio ID password?
Your Ohio ID (formerly Oak ID) is the stem portion of your email (e.g., if your email is firstname.lastname@example.org then your Ohio ID is bobcat1). […]