Use the Columbus State library catalog to search for books, journals, eBooks, and audio-visual materials owned by Columbus State Community College.
To find books or ebooks for your research you'll need to search in a catalog. Catalogs show records of books and other materials held in each library and where they are located.
We have 3 different kinds of library catalogs you can search to find your books and other materials:
Columbus State Library materials are organized by the Dewey Decimal System, the same system used in public libraries.
This Dewey Decimal System signage is created by Maggie Appleton and is available as a part of Creative Commons and is used here with permission.
Do I use my Cougar ID?
Your Cougar ID number (also called your Student ID) acts as your Columbus State library card.
Get your Cougar ID! -- (Fees must be paid first) First time students must bring a valid government ID (such as a Driver’s License) to the Lower Level of Madison Hall to receive a Cougar ID.
I forgot my Cougar ID number - Discover my Cougar ID here!
Do I use my public library card?
You also have the opportunity to search for books and films through many public libraries throughout the state through SearchOhio.
You can request books by using either your Cougar ID or, if your local library is a member, you can use your public library card to request a book and you can have the book delivered to your local library.
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