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Ohio State University @ The Lima Campus Library

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About Your Library Account

Need to see if a book has arrived for you? Want to check your due dates? Need to renew a book or pay a fine without coming to campus? You can do all that directly from your library account!

We're also part of OhioLINK, meaning you can order books - free of charge! - from almost any library across the state of Ohio. For more information on OhioLINK, click here.

In the rare instances, however, when you need to dig even deeper, you can click here to go to our ILS page. From here you can order materials, including research articles, from libraries across the world!

How do I take books home?

You must have photo-identification to check out materials. This can mean a driver's license or a student ID.

You are responsible for all the materials borrowed on your ID, and you can check out materials only on your own account.

Due dates of materials vary depending on the type of material and where it comes from. View your circulation record often to review the due dates and to renew items as necessary.

Courtesy cards are available to members of the public for $5 per year. Courtesy card holders must be at least 18 years of age.

Fines can be paid online from your record. Fines can also be paid in the library from 8am to 4pm, Monday-Friday.

Click here to go to the OSU Libraries Circulation FAQ.

Here you'll find the terms of checking books out.  How long do you get to keep them, how many can you have out at once, how much are overdue fees - this is the place to go for your answers.

Lima Campus courtesy cards are available to members of the public for $5 per year. Courtesy card holders must be at least 18 years of age.  With this card, you can check out books only from the Lima Campus Library.

Active Program 60 students may check out books from the Lima Campus Library. A photo ID is required.

Citizens of Ohio can sign up for a State Library of Ohio card to borrow OhioLINK circulating print materials. For more information, consult the State Library website at

Additional library privileges are also available for sustaining members of the Ohio State Alumni Association and members of the Friends of the Libraries. With these memberships, patrons will have a borrowing limit of up to ten items with a maximum of five OhioLINK items. Friends of the Libraries members are partners in the ongoing academic programs of the library. This vital support is acknowledged through invitations to special events, exhibition openings, readings and literary programs, borrowing privileges in the Libraries and a subscription to the library newsletter, FolioClick here for information about additional borrowing privileges.

As a note: Community members can use library computers in the Lima Campus Library. To do so, you must receive a guest pass from the Library's staff. A photo ID is required.

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