State & federal libraries - available to you now & after graduation!
The State Library of Ohio provides Ohio residents access to its collection, research and reference services, and OhioLINK. As a state library, the focus of its collection is on serving Ohio's state government as well as its citizens. And it is not far from ODU (view directions) and has free parking. All you need is a State Library of Ohio library card.
With a library card from the State Library of Ohio, you can use the OhioLINK Catalog to request books (see below); and you can use OhioLINK databases on site at the State Library (sorry--databases not available outside the library.)
To use the State Library of Ohio for requesting items through OhioLINK, you'll need to:
Once you are in the OhioLINK Library Catalog, all you need to request a book is to:
State and federal libraries can provide services and resources for government employees and the public.
Moving out of Ohio? Visit USA.gov to find a state library anywhere in the US.
The Library of Congress, located in Washington , D.C. , will benefit most of us here in Ohio primarily from online. In light of its mission and vision, the Library of Congress offers many digital collections online, mostly dealing with American history. It’s legislative database, THOMAS, is also available from the site. Additionally, you can ask a librarian from the Library of Congress questions on any topic of research, just as you ask the Reference Librarians here at ODU.
Need help finding a library? Using a library catalog or database? Or help with your research strategy?
ODU reference librarians are happy to help ODU's faculty, staff, students, & alumni. Just ask a librarian.