Courtesy library cards are available for sustaining members of the Ohio State Alumni Association, President's Club members, Retired Staff and members of the Friends of the Libraries. Visiting Scholars and other individuals who are currently not a faculty, staff, or student members at Ohio State University may be eligible for a courtesy card. To determine your eligibility, please call 614-292-OSUL (6785). Courtesy cards are issued at the Circulation Desk of Thompson Library, Health Sciences Library, Law Library, and Regional Libraries.
Courtesy patrons will have a borrowing limit of up to ten items with a maximum of five OhioLINK items for a 21 day loan period, and up to six possible renewals, provided another patron does not place a hold on the item. Courtesy card holders are subject to the same policies as students, faculty and staff and are responsible for returning and renewing materials checked out on their library account in a timely manner.
Interlibrary Loan and publisher license agreements limit access to the Libraries' electronic journals, databases, and books to current students, faculty, and staff of The Ohio State University.