Monday, August 22, 2016

Freshmen Welcome Day 2016

Welcome all incoming freshmen! 

We enjoyed having you visit "Wrong Way Down Ketch'em Lane" as a part of the Marion Amazing Race and look forward to seeing you again this semester!

Friday, August 19, 2016

Hours Friday August 19th, 2016


The library will close today at 12pm

Friday, August 19th

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Closed Reserves

Closed Reserves

Closed Reserve materials include books and films that have been gathered by instructors to support class assignments. These may be required readings, supplementary materials, or anything an instructor has deemed necessary or useful for the class. For example: if you would like your students to read chapters from a specific book, you can put the entire book on reserve in the library.

Items will circulate for two hours with no overnight loan unless you select one of the other options. By choosing the 2-hour loan option, it allows multiple students to utilize the materials without them leaving the library.

Loan periods:
  • 2-hour loan, no overnight loan
  • 1-day loan
  • 3-day loan, or
  • 7-day loan (1 week)
How Are Materials Placed on Closed Reserve?
Closed Reserve request forms are available at the library circulation deskIf you would like to have course reserve materials ready for the first week of Autumn Semester, you can also submit the Closed Reserve Form located within the Faculty/Staff Libguide for MTC or OSU

Please be sure to fill out the form completely and return it to the library along with the materials that you wish to be placed on reserve. You can also place personal copies of materials on reserve. Please note: instructors are responsible for securing any copyright permission on personal materials.

If you would like us to request books or videos from other OSU libraries, please also bring a list of the desired materials. Please note: Materials from OhioLINK libraries CANNOT be placed on reserve. 

There is no limit on the number of items you can place on reserve, but we strongly encourage you to place no more than 2 copies of a single item on reserve.

Please do not assume that your department has materials on reserve for your courses.

Search for Reserves:

For more information on closed reserve, visit the

If you have any questions about closed reserves, please contact Deanna Bachtell at

OSU Convocation (Freshmen Welcome Day) 8/22/16

Attention Patrons: On Monday August 22, 2016, the library will be participating in the OSU Marion Convocation for incoming Freshmen. We will have activities within the library for OSU Marion freshman. There will be announcements over the intercom in the library so it will be noisy.

Signs will be posted at the entrance of the library from 11:00 am-2:00 pm.

Library staff at the circulation desk will still be available for any questions.

Sorry for the inconvenience.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Autumn Semester Library Hours

Autumn Semester Hours


Monday –Thursday 8am-8pm

Friday 8am-5pm

Saturday-Sunday Closed

The library will be closed for holiday observation on Sept. 5, Nov. 11, Nov. 24, and Nov. 25. The library will close early at 4pm on Nov. 23, 2016.

Any library hours of operation changes will be announced and posted.

Back to School: Learning Aids Lending Library

Are you ready for back to school?

The library not only has a variety of resources in our general and children’s literature collection, but we house the Learning Aids Lending Library. These materials are great asset for those who tutor younger children. 

A few of these items are featured in the Back to School display cases on the second floor of the library.

Learning Aids materials are available for 2 week checkout to all OSU Marion and Marion Technical College faculty, staff, and students. This collection includes Leap Pad Learning Systems and Leap Pad games; learning aids such as flash cards, First Word Puzzles, and Sight Words Learning Wrap-Ups; hand puppets, card games, and board games.

The Learning Aids materials are now located in the Media stack across from the library circulation desk.

A valid campus ID is required at check-out.

If you have any questions about the Learning Aids Lending Library, please visit the circulation desk. 

Monday, August 15, 2016

If you like the movie, you will love the book!

Books on this display can be checked out for 2 weeks with no renewals.