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Circulation Services - 287-2465

    Where do I check out materials?

     Materials are checked out at the circulation desk on level 1 of the library in Columbus Hall (CO).

    How do I check out materials?

You must be a currently registered student or current employee of the college. Present a Columbus State Community College I.D. card or other valid form of picture I.D. such as a state driver's license, state I.D. card, passport, etc., at the circulation desk each time materials are borrowed.

    How do I Use Reserve Materials?

Reserve materials may be checked out for two hours, but these items must be used within the library. The library has equipment to allow the use of audiovisual materials within the building. Reserve items not returned on time are subject to a $1.00 per hour late fine. Any reserve item not returned the same day they were checked out are subject to a $50.00 fine.

    How long may I keep checked out materials?

These are the standard loan periods for materials borrowed from the Columbus State Library, OhioLINK and SearchOhio. Faculty and staff often enjoy extended loan periods for Columbus State items. Loan periods for items with special status may differ, such as course reserves.
Books CSCC Library 3 weeks 2
Books OhioLINK 3 weeks 4
Books SearchOhio 3 weeks 3
    Audio-visual items       CSCC Library    1 week 1
  Audio-visual items  OhioLINK 1 week No renewals
Audio-visual items SearchOhio 1 week 3
Periodicals CSCC Library Do not circulate
Reserves CSCC Library   Limited - see Reserve Services 

    What are the overdue fines?

CSCC Library Items not returned on time are subject to a fine of 50 cents per day, per item, to a maximum amount of $15 per item, except for OhioLINK and SearchOhio items. OhioLINK items that are returned 30 days beyond the due date will carry a maximum fine of $50. SearchOhio items returned late will be fined a maximum amount of $25 per item. Faculty and staff are usually not charged late fees for library items, but they are liable for late fees for OhioLINK and SearchOhio items. All borrowers are responsible for lost or damaged items. Items long overdue are presumed lost and the borrower will be billed for the replacement cost and a processing fee.

    How many items can be checked out at one time?

Students, faculty and staff may check out a total of 50 items at one time from the library or OhioLINK.

    Where are materials located?

Main Stacks Level 3 Yes
Main Stacks Large     Level 3 - Interfiled with main stacks   Yes
New Materials Level 2 Yes
Periodicals Level 3 No
Reference Level 2 No
Reserves Level 1 Limited

    What if the library does not have the books I need?

Columbus State Community College is a member of OhioLINK, a state wide consortium of 90 private and public universities and colleges in the state of Ohio. CSCC students, faculty, and staff may request items from these institutions from OhioLINK, which will deliver those items to CSCC. 

Columbus State Community College has partnered with SearchOhio to provide access to materials from nineteen public libraries in the state of Ohio. Items can be searched and requested at the SearchOhio catalog.

Although the library does not have any formal loan arrangements with the area's public libraries, they are also a good source for many types of materials. 

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a special service that obtains materials not available through OhioLINK.

    How do I renew /check on Items?

Using My Library, you can:
  • Check the status of your Library circulation record.
  • See how many items you have checked out and when they are due back.
  • Renew items (two renewals per print item are permitted unless another patron has requested the item).
  • Check the status of your OhioLINK requests:
    • Requested = waiting to be shipped
    • In Transit = shipped from lending library
    • Received = here at Columbus State Library and ready to be picked up at the Circulation Desk


Laptops for Students

Microsoft Office Suite

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Wireless Printing

Two Hour Checkout

Columbus Campus: Circulating laptop print outs can be retrieved in CO 105 or from any printer on the 2nd floor of the library.

Delaware Campus: At the Delaware campus, all circulating laptops will print to MO 147.


Get Your CML Library Card at CSCC

Students can now apply for a Columbus Metropolitan Library card at the Circulation Desk.

This card provides access to:

  • Over 1 million books, audiobooks, DVDs, and CDs
  • Online tools and rersources plus Hoopla, Zinio, and eBooks
  • Computers in all 21 CML locations

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