Submitted by Kathy Yoder, firstname.lastname@example.org
This year it has been more difficult to get library materials from OhioLINK and OSU delivered in a timely manner, causing both frustration and inconvenience.
To address these ongoing delivery issues, University Libraries, along with the other college, university, and public libraries in Ohio, will be changing our OhioLINK delivery provider.
This will mean a short disruption in OhioLINK service, but most materials will be available through Interlibrary Loan.
Important dates to remember:
• Between now and March 10, please request any needed OhioLINK items as early as possible because we anticipate that there will be delays. Our librarians would be very happy to discuss your needs and help you look for alternate formats or other ways to secure materials, such as using Interlibrary Loan, which does not rely on this intrastate delivery service.
• From March 11 through the end of spring term, you will not be able to request material through the OhioLINK Central Catalog. This is necessary to avoid a backlog of materials in the system during the transition.
• After March 11th It will still be possible to request books via the OSU catalog and have them delivered to the Wooster Campus.
• Requests for OhioLINK materials will resume May 5th. Please note, there will be some delays as we transition delivery service providers. You can find more information about the transition here.
We ask for your patience as we implement this long-term solution and encourage you to work with our librarians if you need assistance locating resources.
Please contact a librarian if you have additional questions or need help locating material.