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Circulation services available at the Public Services Desk include:

  • Check-out items including books, reserves, models, bones, and study rooms
  • Check-in items
  • Renewals
  • Place holds
  • Courtesy cards
  • Update library records
  • Pay fines

Customers may renew materials, initiate holds, and recall items themselves by logging into My Library Account from the Library Catalog or from the footer of each page on this site.  Loan periods for different types of materials vary.

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Any checked out item may be recalled for use by another patron. Recalled materials must be returned by the revised date or overdue fines will be assessed. The revised due date will always include at least ten days for return. More information about fines and recalls is available.

Please note that pickup notices for library materials are sent via email only.

Customers are encouraged to obtain receipts when returning items. Items may be returned at any OSU library, however reserve items must be returned to the owning library.

When a book you need is not available at OSU Libraries you may request it from OhioLINKInterlibrary Services can provide books and journal articles not available at OSU or OhioLINK libraries.