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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 Tina Schneider, Library Director, at 567-242-7214 or

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.

To request a video to be made available via streaming through the Libraries, start here. The Secured Media Library can be found here, but it is not accepting any new media

Research Commons

The Research Commons is a community where graduate students, faculty, and postdoctoral researchers can connect with experts for support at any stage in the research lifecycle, including workshops, consultations, events, and more. Eligible individuals can reserve remote access to a computer with specialized software (see below). All requests must be made at least a day in advance. Please email or call 614-292-8412 if you have any questions.

For more information, please visit

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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