Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Pop Up Library at Inviting LGBTQ Students In

If you missed the Marion Campus Pop Up Library at the “Inviting LGBTQ Students In: How We Build Inclusive Campuses for LGBTQ Communities” presentation, don't fret the resources will be on display at the library on the pop up display across from the circulation desk.

The library staff will be happy to assist you with requesting any materials!

In Celebration of Black History Month

To compliment the campus-wide The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center trip in celebration of Black History Month, the library has a new display. This display has books on slavery, The Underground Railroad, and The Civil War.

This display also highlights the Adam Matthew digital resource Slavery, abolition and social justice, 1490-2007 Resources include primary source documents such as a Visual Sources gallery with paintings, photographs, illustrations, prints, lithographs and maps, court documents, and other documents.

Images from this collection may be downloaded, printed and photocopied for educational purposes, for more information visit the FAQ section of this digital resource.

The resource also provides a extensive list of links to external links to help you with your online research.

Stop by the library rotunda through the end of January to checkout this display!

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

We're Glad You're Back!

Welcome to Spring Semester! We hope you're off to a promising start, in spite of recent weather challenges.

We want to remind and encourage you to stop by the library if you are on campus or visit us via the library website. We have much to offer - study space, discussion rooms, computers, printing, and friendly staff to help assist you with your information needs.

We offer research consultations if you need some help to get started on research. Just contact Pat Wood or Betsy Blankenship  to schedule one.

Check out Course Reserves (at the Circulation Desk) -  perhaps your instructor has placed materials there for your class.

We have displays throughout the library and the building rotunda. Learn about Pompeii or Martin Luther King, Jr.  and read some excellent tips on how to get back into the swing of classes, from one of our student staff members. 👍

Check out our New Books area or our Wellness Collection, where you can find cookbooks on eating better, de-cluttering, meditation and even physical fitness.

Our hours for Spring Semester are:
    Monday - Thursday    8:00 am - 7:00 pm
    Friday                         8:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Saturday & Sunday     CLOSED
    (We will be closed on January 21!)

Check our website or library bulletin boards on campus for changes, updates, etc.

ENJOY your semester and let us help make it a successful one! 😊

Monday, December 17, 2018

Library Catalog Downtime

Planned Network Downtime (Dec. 17): OSUL Network Migration

Libraries services be disrupted all day (6 am – 11:59 pm) Dec. 17th. Along with the catalog and its related services, the Sierra desktop application will also be unavailable, which means the library will be unable to view patron records, renew, check in, and check out books through our system.
So what will be down?  Essentially, anything that is accessed via a domain will be unavailable.  This will include:
  • The website and blogs
  • The catalog
  • Digital Collections
  • Knowledge Bank

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Library News

Upcoming Library Hours
Reminder the library will close at 1pm this Friday December 14th, 2018 and will start break week hours of 8am-5pm the week of December 17th.

Holiday Closure:
The Marion Campus Library will close at 4pm on Friday December 21st, 2018 and will remain closed through January 1st, 2019. The library will reopen and resume break week hours of 8am -5pm on Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019.

For more information, please see the Marion Campus Library Blog.

Course Reserves
Faculty, if you would like to have your reserves ready for the first day of classes on Monday January 7, 2019, please submit your Course Reserve Request Form and have your materials dropped off (if applicable) in advance.

Returning Materials
If you have materials that are due while the library is closed, you can renew them online at If you would like to return materials, you can return them to another Ohio State University Library. Library hours vary during break, please check the University Libraries: Location & Hours tab for specific hours of operation.

Requesting Materials
If you are requesting materials and know that they will arrive while we are closed, you will need to select another pick-up location within University Libraries.
If requesting through OhioLINK, you can use the Pick-Up Anywhere option to select another OhioLINK library site to pick up materials (but make sure the location you select will also be open; many libraries are closing for part or all of the holiday).

Collecting Cards
The library will be collecting and repurposing old Holiday, Birthday, and Thank you Cards. You can put them in an envelope in the library mailboxes. There is also a red bin across from the circulation desk for drop offs.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Upcoming Events: De-Stress Days

De-stress Days: The Marion Campus Library is participating in De-Stress Days starting Monday, December 3rd through Thursday, December 13th, 2018. We will have an assortment of board games available in the library. 

Holiday Craft: Learn how to re-purpose used cards into bookmarks and magnets with Deanna. We have an assortment of holiday themed cards. If you have cards that you would like to use, bring them! This activity is open to all students, faculty, and staff while supplies last.


Quiet Zone: Classroom 105K will be open as a quiet zone when classes are not scheduled in the room during De-Stress Days. The room schedule is posted outside of the door.