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What are some other resources for borrowing materials that Ohio University Libraries do not own?

Unable to find what you need in our collections? Here are some other resources you can try:


OhioLINK is a consortium of academic and public libraries that share materials over a central catalog. To learn more about how to use OhioLINK, check out this short video about using ALICE and OhioLINK to place requests. You can also dive right into the OhioLINK Central Catalog at this link

Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan is typically your next stop if you cannot find what you need in the OhioLINK catalog. Interlibrary Loan requests are managed on a case-by-case basis by our Interlibrary Loan department. In addition to physical materials, they can also get journal articles, book chapter scans, and more. To learn about Interlibrary Loan services, visit our Interlibrary Loan page on our main website.

Contact Your Subject Librarian

Our subject librarians are always happy to help! Reaching out to them about hard-to-find requests can also help reveal gaps in our collections that they might be able to address -- which can help other researchers in the long run!

You can find your subject librarian and their contact information on the Subject Librarians and Archivists page.

Check the Internet Archive

The Internet Archive is a wonderful resource for electronic versions of older books. All it requires is a free account! To see if they might have what you need, do a quick search of their catalogs:


Last updated: Jun 28, 2022

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