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Last Updated: Jun 22, 2017 URL: Print Guide Email Alerts

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How to login to library databases from home:

1)  Start by choosing a resource from:

Databases A-Z                                   OR      Databases listed by Subject   

(Not sure where to being your research? Ask a Librarian: 513-244-4216.)

2)   Have your Library Barcode ready.

What's my Library Barcode? Your Library Barcode is printed on your MSJ AllCard. This card is your school ID card and doubles as your Library card. If you have not gotten your MSJ AllCard, stop by Campus Security in the Seton Center (513-244-4226). You can also look up your Library Barcode by logging in to myMount. Learn more about the Lions AllCard.

3) When you choose a database link from off-campus, you will be prompted to login.  Depending on the service you’re seeking, you will see EITHER a Mount Library OR an OhioLINK login screen. See examples of login screens below.


Example of OhioLINK's login screen.

Troubleshooting Tips

1)    Have you obtained your MSJ Lions AllCard? 

The AllCard is your school photo ID card that also doubles as your Library card.
It is your responsibility to obtain your card from Campus Security. 
You must use this card for off-campus library access and OhioLINK book/film/CD requesting.






2)    Check your name:

Are you following the on-screen prompt for your LAST name?  (For OhioLINK, comma space also works between last and first names.)  Keep in mind that your myMount/Blackboard/MSJ email user name and password are NOT the same as your Library login.

3)    Check your Library Barcode:

Are you typing in your 14-digit Library Barcode that is printed on your card? Have you double checked for typos? You can verify your barcode by logging in to myMount. From myMount, choose Academics>Library (with folder icon)>Look for your “library account #” on the “Library Information” page.

4)    Check your web browser:

Double check that your browser settings allow for cookies. In rare occurrences, some patrons have reported issues with Internet Explorer.  If you are using IE, consider downloading and using other browsers such as Firefox or Chrome.

5)    Contact the Library

If you’ve check 1-4, and are still having login trouble, please call the Library at 513-244-4216.  We can verify that you have an active library record and that the name and barcode printed on your card match your library record.

If you need assistance with research, we welcome your questions and invite you to contact a research librarian at 513-244-4216. 

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Summer Semester
May 13-August 27, 2017

M-Th: 8am-7pm
Fri: 8am-5pm
Sat: 10am-5pm
Sun: Closed

Days Closed (Summer):
Sat., July 1; Tues., July 4;
Sat., July 8; Sundays

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    Printable Guide for "Off Campus Access (to Library Databases)"

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