Updated May 29, 2020
In an effort to keep our communities safe and following university coronavirus (COVID-19) protocols, University Libraries has closed all facilities and moved to a virtual services model. Our extensive collection of digital materials remains available, and the majority of library services are accessible remotely. For answers to common questions regarding borrowed materials, circulation and more, please visit our FAQ page.
Phone services are available by calling 614-292-6785 during the following hours:
Sunday: 2 - 6 p.m. EST
Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. EST
Saturday: 2 - 6 p.m. EST
Live chat is available during the following hours:
Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. EST
If phone services and live chat are not available, please use the "Contact Us" form and a University Libraries team member will respond to your question shortly.
University Libraries provides access to a wealth of virtual resources including journals, eBooks, articles and more. Use Discover to search all virtual Libraries content.
A searchable list of databases containing scholarly articles, many of which may be available as full-text. Additional full-text resources will be found under many of the subjects or formats listed.
Guides containing recommended library resources and services by academic subject.
A comprehensive guide created by the Teaching & Learning department to help instructors find affordable, virtual course materials.
Materials from our Special Collections, digitized and made available online.
Locate a specific online journal or eBook title, browse a list of online journals or eBooks or identify online journals or eBook titles by subject.
The Knowledge Bank provides a permanent online home for the scholarly output of the university, including articles, journals, presentations, reports, audio/video content and more. Materials made open by The Ohio State University Press can also be accessed here.
Please renew your items online by logging into My Libraries Account, whether they are local or borrowed via interlibrary loan. In any case, you won't be penalized for late returns. Account holds for patrons with library fines have been removed to allow registration for classes. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you experience any issues or have additional questions.
Access to physical course reserves is suspended.
University Libraries is eager to assist you with your eResource needs. Please contact Zane Smith directly with questions.
Scholarly articles and chapter PDFs for Ohio State and non-Ohio State collections can be requested through Article Express. Delivery of physical items is currently suspended.
Knowledge Bank and Publishing Services
The Ohio State University Libraries Publishing Program and Knowledge Bank services remain available and are open for business virtually. Please reach out to us via email at email@example.com with questions, consulting needs, to set up a meeting or for information about making your work openly available via the Knowledge Bank.
The Ohio State University Press
The Ohio State University Press has opened access to all scholarly monographs, its six scholarly journals and its Language Files linguistics textbook. The monographs and Language Files will be open and free to use through the Knowledge Bank.
Onsite access to special collections is not available at this time. Visit our “Ask Us” page to schedule a virtual consultation or request electronic resources.
HathiTrust Emergency Temporary Access Service
HathiTrust has opened emergency temporary access to copyrighted material in their digital library to member institutions with copies of those items in their physical collections.
Books available through HathiTrust which are also in The Ohio State University Libraries collections have been made available online without the additional step of requesting a digital scan. This action from HathiTrust allows digital access to nearly two million volumes corresponding to print collections at Ohio State. Click here for additional information.