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Borrowing at a Glance

Borrowing eligibility and loan periods vary by the type of library user. To find out how long you may borrow an item, as well as types of materials you can borrow or use, select the patron type that applies to you below.  

Note: Course ReservesInterlibrary Loan items, and other specialized items have shorter loan periods and other restrictions. Materials are also subject to recall if others are waiting to use them. To check due dates for your items, log into My Library Account or email library.borrowing@ohio.edu.

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Ohio University Faculty, Staff, Emeriti, and Retired Employees

Borrowing Eligibility

Books: Yes 

Videos: Yes

OhioLINK: Yes

Interlibrary LoanYes

Online Resources: Access on and off campus for current faculty, staff, and Emeriti; limited access in Libraries for retired employees

Loan Periods

Ohio University books and music scores: OhioLINK books: Alden Library videos:
  • Unlimited loans
  • Semester-length loan
  • Unlimited renewals
  • Up to 200 items at once
  • 6 week loan
  • Up to 6 renewals
  • Up to 5 items at once
  • 1 week loan
  • 1 renewal
Graduate Students

Borrowing Eligibility

Books: Yes

Videos: Yes

OhioLINK: Yes

Interlibrary LoanYes

Online Resources: Access on and off campus

Loan Periods

Ohio University books and music scores: OhioLINK books: Alden Library videos:
  • Unlimited loans
  • Semester-length loan
  • Unlimited renewals
  • Up to 200 items at once
  • 3 week loan
  • Up to 6 renewals
  • Up to 5 items at once
  • 1 week loan
  • 1 renewal
Undergraduate Students

Borrowing Eligibility

Books: Yes

Videos: Yes

OhioLINK: Yes

Interlibrary LoanYes

Online Resources: Access on and off campus

Loan Periods

Ohio University books and music scores: OhioLINK books: Alden Library videos:
  • Unlimited loans
  • Semester-length loan
  • Unlimited renewals
  • Up to 100 items at once
  • 3 week loan
  • Up to 6 renewals
  • Up to 5 items at once
  • 1 week loan
  • 1 renewal
Friends of the Libraries

Borrowing Eligibility

Books: Yes

Videos: Yes

OhioLINK: Yes

Interlibrary LoanYes

Online Resources: Limited access in Libraries only

Loan Periods

Ohio University books and music scores: OhioLINK books: Alden Library videos:
  • Unlimited loans
  • 6 month loan
  • Unlimited renewals
  • Up to 5 items at once
  • 3 week loan
  • Up to 6 renewals
  • Up to 2 items at once
  • 1 week loan
  • 1 renewal
Community Members

Borrowing Eligibility

Books: Yes

Videos: In-Library use only

OhioLINK: No

Interlibrary Loan: No

Online Resources: Limited access in Libraries only

Loan Periods

Ohio University books and music scores: OhioLINK books: Alden Library videos:
  • Up to 5 items at once
  • 3 week loan
  • 1 renewal
  • Not eligible
  • In-library use only