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Due to COVID-19, the MSJ Library building is CLOSED until further notice. Many of the Library’s online resources & services are still available via this website.  For research assistance, email us at library@msj.edu

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(513) 244-4216

Email: library@msj.edu

Location:
Archbishop Alter Library
Mount St. Joseph University
5701 Delhi Road
Cincinnati, OH 45233

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ATTENTION: The MSJ Library Building is CLOSED at this time. Please visit Keep Learning: Library Services FAQ for information about digital Library Services during COVID-19 related closures. Need research help? Contact a librarian at library@msj.edu .

How to Request from OhioLINK

Using OhioLINK, currently enrolled Mount St. Joseph University students, faculty and staff can find and borrow items held in college and university libraries throughout the state of Ohio. With the Pickup Anywhere option, borrowers may have items sent to their home library or to any other OhioLINK institution for pick up. OhioLINK borrowing can only be used to request items not available in the Archbishop Alter Library.

Please note:

Items requested from OhioLINK generally arrive within 3 to 5 business days. You will be notified when the item is received.

Items are held for pick up at the Circulation Desk for 7 days only. If not picked up within this 7-day period, they will be sent back to the owning libraries. If you need extra time for your items to be held, please, notify the library at 513-244-4216.

How to request items from OhioLINK
If your search of FOCUS finds no matches, click on the "Search OhioLINK" button.

Search OhioLINK if title is not found in FOCUS.

Once you have located the item in OhioLINK's catalog, click on REQUEST.

 

request item from ohiolink

 

Then select "Mount St. Joseph University" from the drop-down menu and click the Submit button.

 

Select your school from the list.

You will be asked to enter your name and library identification/barcode number.  This information is printed on your MSJ AllCard, which is both your student photo id and your library barcode.  (To obtain your AllCard, stop by Campus Security on the ground floor of the Seton Center.)

How to use the Pickup Anywhere option
The default Pickup Institution and Location is the Mount St. Joseph University Circulation Desk. If you want to pick up the item at an OhioLINK library convenient to your home or work, use the drop-down menu to select another Pickup Institution and Location. To complete your request, click on SUBMIT.

To check the status of your OhioLINK requests: Login to View Your Library Record or call the Circulation Desk at 513-244-4216

More Requesting Options

Requesting items through OhioLINK

  • Use OhioLINK to request that items from other Ohio college and university libraries be sent to you at the Mount Library.
  • If you do not find the results you are looking for in FOCUS, then click on the “Search OhioLINK” button to send your search to the OhioLINK catalog.
  • Once you have located the item you want in the OhioLINK catalog, click on the “Request” button next to the item.
  • Follow the on-screen instructions to submit your request.
  • OhioLINK items generally arrive within 3-5 business days. You will be notified when the item is available for you to check out at the Circulation Desk.
  • Schedule an appointment with a Librarian to learn more about requesting items through OhioLINK.

Requesting items through SearchOhio

  • Use SearchOhio to request that items from Ohio public libraries be sent to you at the Mount Library.
  • If you do not find the results you are looking for in FOCUS, then click on the “Search Ohio” button to send your search to the SearchOhio catalog.
  • Once you have located the item you want in the SearchOhio catalog, click on the “Request” button next to the item.
  • Follow the on-screen instructions to submit your request.
  • SearchOhio items generally arrive within 5-7 business days. You will be notified when the item is available for you to check out at the Circulation Desk.
  • Schedule an appointment with a Librarian to learn more about requesting items through SearchOhio.

Requesting items through Interlibrary Loan (OCLC Worldcat)

  • Use the Interlibrary Loan to request that items from other libraries be sent to you at the Mount Library.
  • If your search of FOCUS, OhioLINK and SearchOhio finds no matches, complete the Interlibrary Loan Request Form.
  • Follow the on-screen instructions to submit your request.
  • Interlibrary Loan items generally arrive within 10-14 days.  You will be notified when the item is received.
  • Schedule an appointment with a Librarian to learn more about requesting items through Interlibrary Loan.