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Circulation Services

Circulation Desk

Circulation Staff at the Columbus State Library are happy to assist library users in obtaining materials, reserving study spaces, and navigating the Library. Circulation services are available at all times when the library is open.


Checking Out Materials

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

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.

You can check out a total of 50 items at a time (books and/or audio-visual).

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.

Breakdown of loan periods
Item Borrowed From Initial Loan Period Number of Renewals
Books CSCC Library 3 Weeks 5
Books OhioLink 3 Weeks 6
Books SearchOhio 3 Weeks 3
Audio-Visual Items CSCC Library 1 Week Based on Availability
Audio-Visual Items OhioLink 1 Week 3
Audio-Visual Items SearchOhio 3 Weeks 3
Periodicals CSCC Library Does Not Circulate Does Not Circulate
Reserves CSCC Library 2 Hours Based on Availability


Finding Your Materials

Location of Materials Within the Library

Category Floor Able to Check Out?
Books 3rd Floor Yes
Large/Oversized Books 3rd Floor Yes
New Materials 2nd Floor Yes
Periodicals 3rd Floor No
Reference Materials Second Floor No
Course Reserves First Floor With Restrictions
Featured Items First Floor Yes


Columbus State Community College is a member of OhioLINK, a state wide consortium of 121 private and public libraries at 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 forty public libraries in the state of Ohio, including CML. Items can be searched and requested at the SearchOhio catalog.

Interlibrary loan (ILL) is a service that allows current students, faculty and staff at Columbus State to borrow books from other library systems when said item could not be found in our library's collection, OhioLINK, or SearchOhio. Please fill out the ILL Request Form, or ask for a paper form from any library service desk.

If you have any other ILL questions, please contact Julie Dulaney (jdulaney@cscc.edu) at 614-287-2267

Fines and Lost Materials

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.
  • Fines for Course Reserves items are $1.00 per hour.
  • Fines for headphones are 25 cents per hour.

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.

On the Columbus Campus: fines can be paid by cash, check or money order at the circulation desk.

On the Delaware Campus: fines can be paid by check or money order only at the Learning Center (MO 149).

CSCC Library will take replacement copies of books lost or damaged that meet the following conditions:

  • Same edition or newer
  • Same ISBN number
  • New or Like New Condition
  • If the original book was in hardcover, the replacement book should be in hardcover as well.

The Library cannot accept replacements that have pages torn out, moderately/heavily marked up or highlighted pages, or coffee/dirt stained pages.

If there are any questions, check with the Circulation Supervisor.

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Study Rooms

The CSCC Library has 4 study rooms which students can use when they need a private collaboration space. 

Please use the link below to book a reservation. Use the calendar to check the availability. If you have questions about reserving the space, please feel free to contact us.

My Account

Using My Account, 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


Contact Us

Call the Circulation Desk
614-287-2464 or 2465
or Delaware: 740-203-8183
If you need help

  • renewing a book
  • paying a fine
  • locating a lost item in the library's Lost and Found
  • finding out whether a book you've ordered has arrived
  • checking out an anatomy model to use in the library
  • Reserving a Study Room

Email: librarycircstaff@cscc.edu

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