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Maly Library Services: Library FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

If your question is not answered here, please contact a librarian using the contact information listed at the right of your screen. We are happy to answer any questions you may have.

How long can I keep library materials and can I renew them?

Is there a copier in the library?

Is food or drink allowed in the library?

Can I edit my class paper in the library?

Can I print from and/or use my flash drive on the library computers?

How do I know whether my OhioLINK book arrived yet?

How can I look up a book in the catalog?

How do I format my bibliography?

Where do I pick up materials on reserve for my class?

How do I find my online class page?

Can I check out books if I'm not a student?

How many books can I check out?

I lost/damaged an item. What should I do?

Do you have wi-fi access?

Can I use the rare books in the Special Collection?

Does Maly Library accept donations?

 

How long can I keep library materials and can I renew them?
Students and Guest patrons have 3 week loan periods and can renew up to 6 times. Faculty have 6 week loan periods and can also renew up to 6 times. You can renew your books online through Your Library Account or call the library at 513-233-6136 during regular hours and ask a staff member to renew them for you.
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Is there a copier in the library?
Yes, there is a public copier on the basement level. Copies are 10 cents per page and requires a key that is kept at the service desk.
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Is food or drink allowed in the library?
No food or drink is allowed in the library.
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Can I edit my class paper in the library?
Students are allowed a limited time to edit their papers on our public computers. The bulk of your work must be done on your computer or laptop.
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Can I print from and/or use my flash drive on the library computers?
Yes, the public computers have USB ports through which you can access and print your files. Printing cost is 10 cents per page.
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How do I know whether my OhioLINK book arrived yet?
You will receive an email notice when your book is available for pick-up at the service desk. You can check the status of your request online through Your Library Account.
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How can I look up a book in the catalog?
Basic instructions on using the catalog are found in the Library Handbook or by visiting the Basic Search Methods Guide. If you need assistance, please call or ask at the service desk.
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How do I format my bibliography?
Style sheets with explanations and examples of bibliographic entries can be found using the Citation Style Sheets Guide.
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Where do I pick up materials on reserve for my class?
All class reserve materials are held at the library service desk.
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How do I find my online class page?
Click the Students link in the top navigation menu. A new navigation bar will appear. Click on Class Pages on the new bar. Your instructor will provide you with the password needed to access the materials on your class page.
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Can I check out books if I'm not a student?
Guest patron cards are available to local residents by filling out an application and presenting their Driver's License. Library privileges are also extended to Bishop Fenwick Society members, other Archdiocesan parish members, and students at reciprocal ATLA libraries upon request. Please see a library staff member if you are interested in a guest card.
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How many books can I check out?
Athenaeum faculty can borrow up to 200 items at a time. Athenaeum students can borrow up to 40 books at a time. Guest patrons can borrow up to 10 books at a time.
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I lost/damaged an item. What should I do?
Borrowers may be charged at least $70.00 plus a processing charge ($20.00) per item for lost or damaged materials. This fee is WAIVED if the patron purchases the exact item for the library. Contact the library to receive detailed information about repurchasing your item.
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Do you have wi-fi access?
Yes, the library has free wi-fi access for all patrons.
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Can I use the rare books in the Special Collection?
Yes, with an appointment. Items in our Special Collection cannot be checked out and must be used on the premises. Making photocopies damages the items and so is not permitted; photos are allowed with copyright restrictions. Contact the library at least 48 hours in advance to make an appointment.
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Does Maly Library accept donations?