Courtesy patrons will have a borrowing limit of up to
ten items with a maximum of five OhioLINK items for a 21 day loan period,
and up to six possible renewals, provided another patron does not place a
hold on the item.
Visiting Scholars and other individuals who are
currently not a faculty, staff, or student members at Ohio State University
may be eligible for a courtesy card. To determine your eligibility, please
A courtesy library card enables an individual who is not a student, faculty
or staff member of the Ohio State University to borrow any regular
circulating OSU item and up to five items from OhioLINK.
Interlibrary Loan and publisher
license agreements limit access to the Libraries electronic journals,
databases, and books to current students, faculty, and staff of The Ohio
State University. This
provides information to patrons unaffiliated with the
University wishing to access online scholarly journals articles.
Courtesy card holders are subject to the same policies
as students, faculty and staff and are responsible for returning and
renewing materials checked out on their library account in a timely manner.