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New Circulation Policy

OSU Loan Rules:

Students 6 Weeks (Unlimited Renewals)

Faculty/Staff 17 Weeks (Unlimited Renewals)

A/V Items 1 Week (3 Renewals)

OhioLINK Loan Rules:

Students 3 Weeks (6 Renewals)

Faculty/Staff 6 Weeks (6 Renewals)

SearchOhio Loan Rules:

Students 3 Weeks (3 Renewals)

Faculty/Staff 3 Weeks (3 Renewals)

A/V Items 1 Week (3 Renewals)

Renewal Policy:

Unless requested by another patron, OSU owned books can be renewed indefinitely and OhioLINK books can be renewed 6 times. You may renew materials online, by phone, or at the desk. However, if you do not respond to overdue notices, the item will be declared lost and billed and you will be charged to replace the item. Fines are charged on overdue reserve materials ($5.00 per hour). Failure to return materials and pay fines will result in a hold being placed on your records.

Unlike OSU, OhioLINK and SearchOhio overdue fines are charged at the rate of $.50 per day whether the item has been recalled or not. OhioLINK items are assumed lost if overdue more than 30 days. A $50.00 fine will be charged for items that are assumed lost and then returned. SearchOhio items lost will be billed $25.00 if more than 30 days overdue. Fines must be paid online, please visit Library Fines for more information.

Laptop & Calculator Checkout

Laptops and Calculators can be checked out from the Library for 4 hours with a fine of $10 for every hour that it is overdue. Also available for use with the laptops are a/c wall chargers, mice, and headphones. All of which are checked out for 4 hours and have a $10 per hour fine for every hour they are overdue.

Printing in the Library

Students must use their BuckID/Campus ID to use the pay-to-print printers available in the library.

Borrowing Policies

Newark Campus Library follows the policies of The Ohio State University Library. If you have any questions, please contact Tauni Graham: 740-364-9501

Fines and Fees

Click for more information on fines and fees.

OhioLINK Privacy Policy

OhioLINK is committed to protecting the privacy and confidentiality of its users.

Responsible Use of Computers Policy


Unauthorized distribution of intellectual property, including peer-to-peer file sharing, constitutes copyright infringement, and could be subject to college disciplinary action and civil and criminal penalties, including fines. A description of the COTC’s policies with respect to unauthorized peer-to-peer file sharing, including disciplinary actions that are taken against students who engage in illegal or unauthorized distribution of copyrighted materials using the school’s information technology system is available here.

Records Retention:

OSU Records Management Overview

OSU Records Management: Retention Schedules

OSU Records Management: Unique Retention Schedules

OSU Electronic Records Management