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Ohio State University @ The Lima Campus Library

Library Instruction

The Lima Campus Library offers both individual and class-based instruction upon request.  We can work with your class to build the perfect session, whether that's a quick introduction to the library and its resources or a more in-depth tutorial preparing them for advanced research.

To schedule a meeting or find out more information, please contact Zach Walton, Reference Librarian, at or 567-242-7235.

Reserves & More

For closed reserves, please contact Kathy Stedke in the Lima Campus Library at or 567-242-7220. There will be no print closed reserves for Summer 2021. We can help locate alternative online materials in the meantime.

For help with open access publishing (journals, conference presentations, etc.) visit the University Libraries' Open Access page and OSU Open Access Monograph Initiative.

If you prefer to use the Thompson Library site, it can be found here.

Secured Media Library can be found here.

To request a video to be made available via streaming through the Libraries, start here.

Research Commons

The Research Commons is excited to announce that researchers now have a way to access our computer lab remotely. Eligible individuals can reserve a computer with specialized software for the entire day from the comfort of their home or office (all reservations are from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday). All requests must be made by the end of the business day prior to the day of the requested reservation, and are open to graduate students, post-docs, faculty and staff. Please email if you have any questions.

For more details, see these links:

For training events and workshops, go here:

Open Educational Resources: OSU-Lima


Click here to access OSU Libraries' ebook Choosing & Using Sources: A Guide to Academic Research.

This book has videos and interactive tutorials were created to help students understand various elements of college-level research.  If you have students who are having trouble evaluating websites, citing resources, or even using Google properly, you'll find a resource here to help them.

Copyright Help

Have questions about copyright - what it is, what it means to you as an academic, and how to work with it?  For some answers to basic questions, you can visit the University Libraries Copyright Services page, which includes links to a number of other helpful resources on the web.

A CarmenCanvas Guide for Copyright can be found here.


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