For the safety of our staff and users, we have discontinued in-person help until further notice. We encourage you to reach out to us via chat or email. For subject-specific help, please contact your subject librarian.
If you do not have access to a laptop or mobile device, or do not have access to the internet, please contact your dean’s office. They will work with you and your instructors to provide guidance and identify any resources available as we navigate this challenge.
You can return books in the book drop at either the 2nd floor or 4th floor of Alden Library. There may be some delay in checking your books in, so if they still show on your record for a few days, don't worry. You will not be charged late fees.
If you are not in the Athens area, please hold onto materials for now and we will provide instructions for return at a later date. You will not be charged late fees.
Ohio University Libraries’ facilities on the Athens and regional campuses will closed to the public on March 20 until further notice due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Items in our collections are not available for checkout at this time. For critical course needs and on a limited basis when electronic formats are available, we may be able to provide access. Please contact us for help.
Borrowing of physical items from other libraries is suspended at this time. Contact us for assistance with electronic materials. Interlibrary loan is still available for critical requests for course content we do not own and can fulfill electronically (not complete books).
Instructors should contact their subject librarian with questions about locating alternative course content. Instructors may also use the Course Request Form to inquire about access to critical course materials for which we do not currently have electronic access.
Contact us for assistance locating materials to fulfill assignments. If your instructor has print course materials on reserve that you need, ask them to complete our Course Request Form to inquire about access to critical course materials for which we do not currently have electronic access.
We are temporarily suspending delivery services. Mail services will continue to pick up at your at the designated locations. We will attempt to renew all materials if you are unable to return them or if they belong to other libraries. We contact you if we experience any issues.
Ohio University Libraries’ facilities on the Athens and regional campuses closed to the public on March 20 until further notice due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
The Libraries are suspending Records services, both receiving and delivering, during this time. If you have an urgent request, exceptions will require the Dean of University Libraries approval. Please email justification for an exception to Bill Kimok, University Archivist.