Access to Library Resources:
Materials in electronic format will remain available and can be accessed via this guide: Off Campus Access to Resources (https://library.owu.edu/c.php?g=13032&p=69583)
Libguides remain a great source for students wishing to receive guidance on which resources to use in the absence of librarian assistance.
We will be available to answer questions during regularly scheduled hours. You can reach us by:
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone: 740-368-3225 (you may need to leave a message)
- Chat: Hours for chat will be Monday – Friday 8:30-noon, 1-4pm.
Hours of Operation
Whether we are working remotely or on campus, we will be posting and updating our hours on our hours page.
Borrowing and Lending
Lending and Borrowing of physical materials may stop or experience significant delays, especially those items coming from other universities (CONSORT, OhioLINK, ILL). At this time we will not be shipping any physical items to staff, faculty or students.
For those that have physical items checked out, the Library asks you do not return these items to the Library at this time. We will be extending due dates as we are able and plan on providing forgiveness for fees or bills incurred during this time. We may not be able to stop our automatic messages about bills and overdues so if you receive one during this time, you can ignore it.
We will send additional messaging when we are ready to start receiving physical items back in the Library.
Off Campus Access to Resources
Many of OWU Libraries resources can be accessed from anywhere. This guide provides information on how to access our resources when working off campus. Here you will find information about accessing ebooks, databases, and getting remote help from a librarian.
Physical Course Material Needs
Instructors should use this form to submit physical resources/content for which you’d like to provide remote access if possible (portions of print textbooks, course packs, films, etc.). Library and Campus Store staff will work collaboratively to review submissions and determine what is already available or can be made available in the time needed.
Course Prep Assistance
Liaison librarians are ready to assist faculty that may need to find alternative content to assign that is available remotely via the Libraries.
- We will be answering reference questions via chat, email or phone during regularly scheduled hours (Monday-Friday 1-4). We are currently working on a plan to expand chat assistance into weekday mornings.
- In the coming days we will be preparing messaging that we’ll be extending loan periods and granting leniency on overdue item bills or fines. We do not expect items to be returned from those off campus and recommend materials not be sent to the Libraries during this time.
Thanks to a generous offer from DailyChatter, OWU is now able to offer this international daily newsletter to the OWU campus free of charge. DailyChatter aims to curate some of the most interesting and important global developments and prepare it in a conversational, easy-to-read report. It is digital, independent, as well as non-partisan.
Subscription to this service is entirely free for as long as you are enrolled or employed at OWU. This initiative is part of a new public service DailyChatter has launched with higher education institutions across the country.
To sign up, CLICK HERE or visit the link on the library’s A-Z list. Enter your name and OWU email address and the newsletter will start arriving the next weekday morning. Users can unsubscribe at any time by clicking on the unsubscribe link provided at the bottom of every edition.
This curated collection of 29 documentaries aims to present “under-reported stories of human rights and environmental protection issues in Asia and North America.” In addition to covering a variety of subjects, each documentary is accompanied by a teaching guide, created by the same faculty responsible for curating the collection (Whittier, Yale, Brandeis and NYU Shanghai).
Other highlights of this particular collection include:
- Ability to integrate content into Blackboard or provide permalinks links
- Ability to create playlists and clips
- Closed captioning (for most titles)
- Synchronized transcripts
- Video markups for class presentations
- New content added periodically
Please note that licensing of this collection covers use in-class and for other closed-campus events.These films cannot be shown or advertised outside the OWU learning community.
To learn more about using this new collection, visit the Docuseek2 Help wiki.
For more about providing links or integrating content into Blackboard, visit the Integrating Docuseek2 wiki.
Additional questions can be directed to email@example.com.
Beginning this semester, materials checked out from the Libraries that are eligible for renewal will now renew automatically, eliminating the need for users to manually initiate the renewal process. This includes materials from OWU, CONSORT, and OhioLINK but does NOT include items borrowed elsewhere through interlibrary loan (ILL) services.
Library users will be sent email messaging regarding these renewals and additional notification when an item finally becomes due. For details about loan periods and the number of renewals allowed on circulating items, visit the Borrow, Renew, Request page on the Libraries’ web site.
Still have questions? Library staff are happy to help. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Phone: 740-368-3225
Starting December 19th, OhioLINK will be introducing an alternative version of its Central Catalog. Here is what you need to know about the change:
- The new version is called “Encore” and the older version will be referred to as the “Classic Catalog.”
- Encore is an alternative not a replacement of the Central Catalog.
- The OWU and CONSORT Libraries will continue linking to the “classic” version to maintain search functionality and click-through search capabilities from CONSORT to OhioLINK. OhioLINK’s page will default to Encore. A link to the Classic Catalog is available in the upper right corner of Encore if you need to make the switch.
- Which version should you use? Encore is a single-search with facets/options similar to our “Find All” search. The Classic Catalog allows for more controlled and targeted searching including subject searching, OCLC numbers, etc.
Please reach out email@example.com with any questions. Our staff will be happy to assist.
Recently, Safari Books Online adopted a new platform, called the O’Reilly Safari Learning Platform. This is a reminder that the final cutover to the new platform is this Friday, December 21st. As of this date, access to the legacy Safari Books Online platform will no longer be available.
All links from the library website, catalog, and Summon have been updated, so you should not encounter any problems if accessing the platform that way. However, please be aware that any links saved before the 2018 fall semester will no longer work.
Questions about content or access? Please contact us!
The former cafe space attached to Bashford Lounge will be under construction through Winter Break, but Bashford Lounge is still available for 24/7 access while the work is in progress.
All night access to the Bashford Lounge will be available until Friday, December 21st.
The lounge will be unavailable when the University is closed, December 22nd through January 1st.
After-hours access for the lounge area will resume when classes begin on Wednesday, January 16th.
Please contact us if you have any questions!
Beeghly Library will be closed Monday, November 19th as a result of additional work required with the cooling towers. We will re-open Tuesday, November 20th. For a complete list of our Thanksgiving break hours please visit our web site at http://library.owu.edu/hours.
Starting on Wednesday, October 10th, Safari Ebooks is now Safari O’Reilly. And it includes more than just ebooks! You now also have access to access to video tutorials and self-guided courses on business, programming, and information technology.
Accessing Safari O’Reilly is a little different too. Below is what you’ll see when you find a Safari O’Reilly title in the catalog and click to access.
Find a Safari title in CONSORT, here:
Or in Summon here:
Click on link: “Full text online” or “Connect to…”
If it’s your first use, you will be asked for your email address.
Safari will recognize your @owu.edu email.
Then you will be asked for your OWU account login.
And then you will access your resource:
Subsequent use on campus will result in this message when you click on a Safari link:
You may then be asked for your OWU login if you haven’t already logged in to access other resources.
When not on campus or the OWU network you will be asked for your email and OWU login, just as you were when you first accessed Safari on campus.
After your first time logging into Safari, you will receive an email from them. It will tell you more about their content and the mobile app. You can opt out of these emails:
Have any questions about content or access? Please contact us!