Library Services During COVID-19

Updated January 7, 2021 

Effective immediately, all University Libraries locations are temporarily closed to the public until further notice.

Patrons affiliated with The Ohio State University can submit requests for physical materials held at Ohio State through the online catalog, for OhioLINK materials through the OhioLINK catalog, and for interlibrary loan items through ILLiad.  

You may choose campus delivery or contact-free pickup for physical materials.

Contact-free pickup at Thompson Library

East (Oval) Entrance (All contact-free pickups will be done at Thompson Library only)

Schedule contact-free pickup hereOnce your request is ready, you will receive a confirmation email with additional instructions.

Scanning and electronic delivery of materials from Thompson Library Special Collections, University Archives and Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum is available. You may submit requests via the email addresses listed below.

Scanning of articles and chapters from Library print collections through ILLiad Article Express service is also available. 

For answers to common questions regarding borrowed materials, circulation and more, please visit our FAQ page.

Questions?

Online Resources 

Discover

University Libraries provides access to a wealth of virtual resources including journals, eBooks, articles and more. Use Discover to search all virtual Libraries content.

Research Databases 

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.

Subject and Course Guides 

Guides containing recommended library resources and services by academic subject.

Affordable Course Materials

A comprehensive guide created by the Teaching & Learning department to help instructors find affordable, virtual course materials.

Selections from University Libraries Special Collections

Materials from our Special Collections, digitized and made available online.

Online Journals and eBooks List 

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.

Knowledge Bank

The Knowledge Bank provides a permanent online home for the scholarly output of the university, including articles, journals, scholarly monographs, proceedings, presentations, reports, audio/video content and more. 

Borrowing Materials  


Patrons affiliated with The Ohio State University can submit requests for physical materials held at Ohio State through the online catalog and for OhioLINK materials through the OhioLINK catalog.

Once your request is ready, you will receive a confirmation email letting you know that the material is ready for pick-up.

The Thompson Library book drop is open for contact-free return of library materials. 

All returned materials will be quarantined for five days before being checked in and made available to other users. If you or a member of your household are ill, we ask that you continue to renew your materials and wait to return them until you have been symptom-free for 72 hours. 

Course Reserves 

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. 

Interlibrary Services 

Scholarly articles and chapter PDFs for Ohio State and non-Ohio State collections can be requested through Article Express

Requests for physical items through interlibrary loan can be requested through ILLiad.

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 libkbhelp@lists.osu.edu with questions, consulting needs, to set up a meeting or for information about making your work openly available via the Knowledge Bank.  

Special Collections  

Scanning and electronic delivery of materials from Thompson Library Special Collections, University Archives and Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum is available. You may submit requests via the email addresses listed below.

Special Collections Reading Rooms 

University Libraries Special Collections Reading Rooms are currently closed.