Access and Borrowing

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How do I opt in for text messages from the library?

You can opt in to get text messages when items you’ve requested from other libraries are ready to be picked up, or when something you have checked out needs to be returned or renewed. Watch the video below to find out more. If you are unable to view the video on opting in for text […]

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How do I renew interlibrary loan items?

Renewal of interlibrary loan items are dependent upon the rules of the loaning library. Typically you can renew at least once. To renew: Sign into Interlibrary Loan – ILLiad with your OHIO ID and password Under “Checked Out Items” (last box), click on the item Click the “Renew” button If your item is not listed […]

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How do I find a specific journal through the library website?

If you want to search multiple journals at the same time, ArticlesPlus or a subject database is the way to go. But what if you want to search one specific journal? This video will show you how to search for specific e-journals using ALICE, the library catalog. If you are unable to view this video, […]

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How do I Send a Book to Any OhioLINK Library for Pickup?

When you request a book through OhioLINK, you can have the book sent to any library in the OhioLINK system. The video below shows you how. If you are unable to view this video, try accessing the video from YouTube. This video is released under Creative Commons license. You are welcome to use, redistribute, or […]

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

Renew books, movies (DVDs), and other library materials through your library account. If you are unable to view this video, try accessing the video from YouTube. This video is released under Creative Commons license. You are welcome to use, redistribute, or remix it in any way you like, as long as you attribute us as […]

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How do I request a book from the Library Annex or regional campus?

ALICE Catalog contains many books that are located at the Library Annex or another regional campus library. In either case, use the “Request Annex or Intercampus” button in the ALICE Catalog record (the view after clicking on the title) to have the item sent to Alden Library. This video shows you how to make a […]

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How do I Request a Book Through OhioLINK?

If an item you want is not available in ALICE Catalog, use the Search OhioLINK button to find the item in the OhioLINK catalog and the Request button to send the request. Alternatively, you can directly search the OhioLINK catalog and use the Request button to get items. For additional information, see OhioLINK Borrowing. If […]

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How Do I Find a Book When I Have a Title?

If you know the title of the book you need, you can search by that title in ALICE, the library catalog. This video also shows you how to request the book from OhioLINK if it’s not available from the Ohio University Libraries.  If you are unable to view this video, try accessing the video from […]

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Where can I get help with microfilm, microforms, and microfiche?

Many older magazines, newspapers, and other documents are often kept on microform.  If you need help finding, using, scanning, or printing microforms and microfiche, the first floor staff is available to assist users in locating and using these materials.  A map of the microforms area is available here. 

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How much are library replacement fees or daily fines?

The library no longer charges daily fines. Please renew or return library items or you will be charged a replacement fee for items 29 days or more overdue. Note that course reserves and other short term loan items will be charged if the items are 3 days or more overdue.   Replacement Fee Athens campus […]