Recent studies have been conducted about the lifespan of the virus on library materials. We now know the safest way to handle most returned library materials is to place them in quarantine for 3-4 days. The following plans have been put in place based on these latest findings.
Until further notice, the libraries will operate a closed stacks system:
Print course reserves, including textbooks on reserve, will not be available for the fall semester.
A select number of course textbooks are available as ebooks on the library's subscription platforms. A full list of titles for the current semester is here.
Students can buy physical and digital textbooks via the OWU Campus Store. Have questions about bookstore purchases? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 740-368-3396.
You can also check your local public library for ebooks they have available for checkout.
Need help finding ebooks? Contact us at email@example.com or 740-368-3225.
When requesting materials via ILL, CONSORT, or OhioLINK, please factor in the 3-4-day quarantine period mentioned above for any items you may need from another library.
Until further notice, all books should be returned to the library using book drops.
For media equipment or a large volume of returns, please contact library staff for further guidance at firstname.lastname@example.org or 740-368-3225.