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OhioLINK / SearchOhio Delivery News: Updates

Delivery Delay Updates

Update

Requesting items from OhioLINK + SearchOhio will be unavailable from March 11-May 2.

We recognize that it has been more difficult this year to get OhioLINK materials delivered in a timely manner, causing both frustration and inconvenience. Because of these ongoing delivery issues, Xavier University along with the other college, university, and public libraries in Ohio, will be changing our delivery provider.

 As you plan for OhioLINK borrowing spring term:

  • From March 11 through the end of spring term, you will not be able to request material through the OhioLINK Central Catalog. This is necessary to avoid a backlog of materials in the system during the transition. The library staff is happy to discuss your needs and help you look for alternate formats or other ways to secure materials, such as using Interlibrary Loan, which do not rely on this intrastate delivery service.  

Beginning April 18, we will return to working with the company who provided delivery prior to July 2021 and are confident that they will be able to deliver your library materials efficiently once again. But as we transition from one company to another, there will be slower than usual delivery times.

We ask for your patience as we implement this long-term solution.

In addition, please make use of the assistance that our librarians would be happy to provide. We love to help our students, faculty, and staff find the resources they need.

 If you have any questions, please contact the library.

Print Lending Frequently Asked Questions

Public Library

Xavier students, faculty, and staff may obtain a Cincinnati Public Library card with either:

  • Ohio Driver's License/State ID
  • OR, Driver's License/State ID, a piece of mail with your current address, and your ALLCard.

Bring those items to any Cincinnati Public Library location to obtain a card and immediately check out books and other items. The closest branches to Xavier's campus are Norwood, at 4325 Montgomery Rd, and Avondale, at 3566 Reading Rd.

Connect with Us

Email : askus@xavier.edu

Phone: 513-745-4808

Other Ways to Request Library Materials

Interlibrary Loan

Use Interlibrary loan to order journal articles that are not available electronically at Xavier and other materials that are not owned by Xavier or while OhioLINK is not sending requests.

Physical items owned by OhioLINK libraries may be requested via ILL during this time.

Need help?

Contact Circulation: Call 513-745-3881, Email libcirc@xavier.edu

Request to Order

Faculty and Students can request that we purchase materials as well. 

New Books Request Form: [Faculty] | [Students]