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Faculty Services FAQs

How can I put materials on Reserve? How can I put materials on E-Reserve?

Faculty and teaching staff may request that any particular book or item which does not qualify for e-reserves be physically placed on closed reserve for a class. Items may be dropped off at the Warner Library Circulation Desk. For information on adding E- Reserves to Moodle courses, please Contact Tauni Graham: On campus: 49501 | Off campus: (740-364-9501).

Are there any videos that can be used for classroom purposes?

The Warner Library holds a substantial collection of DVDs all of which are available for classroom use. Search the library catalog to see what is available.

Because DVDs are available for general circulation, we recommend ones to be used for classroom use be requested at the beginning of the semester so that we can place them on reserve for you. Recommendations for acquisition are always welcomed. Please note that films are for individual or instructional use only.

Contact John D. Crissinger (69306) for titles not found in the library catalog and he will either find a copy to borrow for your use or will purchase a copy if available anywhere.

How do I request the Library purchase materials?

Requests for purchase should be submitted by contacting John D. Crissinger (69306). Be sure to include enough information (especially helpful is the title, author and ISBN) so that the item(s) requested are correctly identified.

What material formats will the library purchase?

The Library will acquire materials in virtually any format or language if needed for your classes. Although most acquisitions are text based, figurines, models, maps, digital, microform, and electronic are all considered.

How do I borrow a book or an article that OSU or OhioLINK does not own?

If no library in OhioLINK owns a copy that can be loaned, we can request it for you through Interlibrary loan. Please contact a library staff member or email us to submit your request.

What research support does the Library provide?

  • Interlibrary Loans
  • Citation Verification
  • Article Searching
  • Compiling Bibliographies

Along with these services the library also assists faculty with their research. Contact one of our reference librarians directly to make an appointment:

Dai Newman, Reference and Instruction Librarian 740-7557742 | Office: Warner Center 169
John D. Crissinger, Special Collections Reference Librarian 740-366-9306 | Office: Warner Center 165C

Faculty Publications

The John L. & Christine Warner Library collects and maintains copies of Newark faculty publications. If you, as a faculty member, would care to donate a copy of your publication(s) to the library, the library will be very appreciative. The collection of materials is shelved in the secure Archives area on the second floor of the John L. and Christine Warner Library and Student Center. See John D. Crissinger (740-366-9306) for details.

Does the library provide library instruction?

Library instruction is an important aspect of library service and is available upon request. At least 2 week’s notice is appreciated and please have at least two dates in mind in case your first date is already booked. Contact one of our librarians directly to make an appointment:

Dai Newman, Reference and Instruction Librarian 740-755-7742 | Office: Warner Center 169

What are Library Resource Guides? Can I have one made for my class?

ResourceGuides are online tools created at Warner Library that contain listings of recommended resources for finding information, such as databases, journals, books, web pages and other useful resources most relevant to your area of study. They also provide access to a range of learning tools, for example, interactive tutorials. A custom guide can be specifically targeted to an assignment and allow students to access customized resources 24/7.

Request a Guide:
Katie Blocksidge, Library Director

How do I make a print out from the library computers?

Library computers require a COTC ID or Buck ID to print, they do not accept cash. Request assistance from the library staff at the circulation desk.

Circulation of library materials for faculty

Faculty enjoy the longest circulation periods possible. Most OSU books can be checked out for seventeen weeks and renewed indefinitely unless requested by another patron. There is no limit to the number of materials that can be checked out. OhioLINK books can be checked out for six weeks, and can be renewed up to six times.

However faculty are under the same guidelines and restrictions as any other patron when a hold or recall is placed upon a title they have checked out. The item must be returned within the designated time.

Go to our Circulation Services FAQ page for more info.



Faculty do not incur fines except for these three reasons.

  • Recalls and holds – if the deadline for returning a recalled title or one on hold is violated, faculty will be fined at the same rate as other patrons ($10/day).
  • Faculty are expected to settle all “lost & billed” obligations.
  • OhioLINK materials do not belong to Ohio State. They can be borrowed as a courtesy of the lending institution. Materials are generally checked out for 6 weeks and can be renewed an additional 6 times after which they must be returned, unless another patron has a hold on that item. Late returns incur a 50-cent per day fine. Failure to return OhioLINK materials in a timely manner endangers the borrowing privileges of the entire University.

Go to our Circulation Services FAQ page for more info.

Can I get books delivered to my office?

Although you will notice there is a pickup location as "my office" this service is not currently available on the Newark Campus.


Please contact Tauni Graham, Warner Library Circulation Supervisor, at tgraham@cotc.edu or 740-364-9501 for more information on faculty library services.