OhioLINK is pleased to announce that user-initiated print lending resumed on August 10th to support students and faculty returning to campus for fall. Print lending, which ceased as library buildings closed, was the lone OhioLINK service adversely affected by COVID-19.

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OhioLINK COVID-19 Update

OhioLINK continues to work remotely, however, we are available, as usual, through phone and email. Be assured that we will promptly respond to your needs and support you as you support your students.

Students and faculty are able to borrow books for the fall semester. User-initiated borrowing resumed for participating libraries on August 10th. The best place to get the most accurate local information will be at your own institution’s library.

Lending between OhioLINK and SearchOhio (public libraries) has also resumed. Please check with your local public library for more information.

Looking for print lending and e-resources FAQs for OhioLINK librarians? Please visit Library Reopening Resources on Ostaff or contact


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