Interruption in OhioLINK services – March 21st from 7:30pm-10:00pm

We have been informed that there will be a slight interruption in OhioLINK services on Tuesday, March 21st from 7:30pm – 10:00pm. The outage window is anticipated to be less than 30 minutes but the exact timing is unknown. This will affect popular resources and services like the Electronic Journal Center (EJC), Electronic Book Center (EBC) and Central Catalog.

Please plan accordingly. We apologize for any inconvenience.

We’ve Upgraded OWU Libraries Reach (Interlibrary Loan)!

OWU Libraries Reach (interlibrary loan) is the service that gives you access to the resources of other libraries. We are delighted to inform you that Reach has been upgraded! As a result, there is a new user interface for creating and managing requests and you may notice a few differences from the previous system. The new interface will show you all of your requests at once, along with links to scans of your requests. It also provides greater detail about the status of your requests and item due dates. Notification emails for Reach will look slightly different as well.

If you’re a current Reach user, please click here and follow the directions to log in to your new account.

If you’ve never used Reach before, email to get started!


Libraries Will Transition to New Website

On Thursday, May 11, at 10:00 am, the Libraries are turning off our current website and transitioning to one hosted on a new content management system. It will look and feel more like the campus website. Most of the functionality and navigation will remain the same. The timing of the change will provide those faculty teaching summer classes an opportunity to review the site before the beginning of the semester.

Highlights of the Change:

  • The Libraries’ web address will remain the same:
  • The links to Blackboard, Course Reserves, REACH (InterLibrary Loan), and LibGuides can be found under the Services link in the black toolbar at the top of the web page.
  • Informational pages have been reorganized and are now all available from links in the black toolbar at the top of the web page. Direct links to informational pages will change.
  • Direct links to electronic resources and tools will remain the same. You should not have any issues if you have bookmarked a link to a resource or tool or saved it in Blackboard.

Remember that if you can’t find what you’re looking for or are having a problem, you can email or call 740-368-3225 for assistance.