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ENG 11011-805 College Writing I (Patterson): OhioLINK

What is OhioLINK?

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OhioLINK catalog.

The Ohio Library and Information Network, OhioLINK, is a consortium of 88 Ohio college and university libraries, and the State Library of Ohio, that work together to provide Ohio students, faculty and researchers with the information they need for teaching and research.

Together, OhioLINK and its member libraries provide access to:

  • 48 million books and other library materials
  • Millions of electronic articles
  • 12,000 electronic journals
  • 140 electronic research databases
  • 55,000 e-books
  • Thousands of images, videos and sounds
  • 19,500 theses and dissertations from Ohio students

See more information at OhioLINK's webpage.

How do I find items?

Not sure how to use OhioLINK resources?

Check out the FAQ to find out how to:

How do I request an item from OhioLINK?

To request an item from OhioLINK, follow these steps:

1. Locate the item in the OhioLINK catalog.

2. Click 'REQUEST'.

If you want to check to see if the item is available before requesting it, look for the word 'available.'


3. Choose 'Kent State U' for your school or institution.



4. Enter your Flashline user-name and password. Make sure you specify 'Tuscarawas' as the 'Pickup Location' on this page.

5.Wait 2-3 business days. We'll email you at your Kent account when your book is in!

6. Pick up your book at the library's front desk and use your KSU Flashcard ID to check it out.

    Can I return my OhioLINK book to another library?


    Simply drop your OhioLINK book off at any OhioLINK member library, and they'll check it in for you and return it to the appropriate place.

    Can I check out books from other OhioLINK libraries?


    Your KSU Flashcard ID acts as a library card at all OhioLINK member libraries. You can visit other libraries, browse their stacks, and check out their books using your ID.

    How do I know when an OhioLINK item is in?

    We'll send a message to your Kent email account when your items arrive.

    You can also track the progress of your items by using the My Library Account link in the Kent Catalog.

    • Enter your Flashline user name and password

    In the status column, you may see several terms:

    • Requested - You have requested the item, but it has not been processed yet.
    • In Transit - Your request has been processed and is on its way to your library.
    • OhioLINK RECVD - Your OhioLINK request has arrived

    OhioLINK items take 2-3 business days to arrive.