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Continuity of Library Services & Operations
Spring 2021 Updates


Welcome back - we've missed you!
Our building is open this semester, Monday-Friday 8am-6pm, and your librarians are online even longer, ready to help via phone, chat, text, or zoom.

Contactless Book Pick-up Has Resumed
All local and OhioLINK holds can be picked up in the Rhodes Tower lobby, Monday-Friday 7:30 am to 8 pm, even when the Library is closed.

Returning Books
For your convenience, the library is extending due dates and the number of allowable renewals. Most library materials from the Michael Schwartz Library or OhioLINK will be due mid-January 2021. Just log into your library account to check on your due dates or to renew your materials. If you're on campus, our outdoor book drop is available as usual. Details below.

We have prioritized some of our most in-demand library services, including quiet study space and contactless book pick-up for OhioLINK and other library materials. This page will be updated continually to provide information as we resume normal services and make more of our materials available.

We're here for you. We look to our users - students and faculty - to tell us how we can help you, and we're actively devising new ways to safely deliver what you need. Please don't hesitate to reach out.

    SERVICES & OPERATIONS FOR SPRING SEMESTER 2021
    SOME THINGS HAVEN'T CHANGED MUCH

      CSU Librarians are all working and available to assist you - even when our building is closed. That's one important thing that has never changed. We're all here for you - wherever you are. If you call, text, or email us after hours we'll get back with you when our coverage resumes.

      Local & OhioLINK lending is still available, and contactless/evening pickup is available for both local Scholar and OhioLINK holds. Details below.

      Interlibrary loan is filling requests, including requests for articles from our own print journals on the 4th floor.

      A large collection of online materials is always available to you, including 353,343 e-books, 59,978 electronic journal titles, 151,707 digital media holdings, and 259 research databases that can be accessed anytime, anywhere.

      Our outdoor book drop is available 24/7 for convenient, contactless return of library materials any time you're on campus. NOTE: We are extending due dates and waiving fines, so please don't come to campus just to return your books.


    BOOKS & OTHER PHYSICAL MATERIALS: Borrowing, Returning, Due Dates, Fines, Overdues, & Renewals
    To speak with someone at User Services about your library account - including PIN resets, book holds and returns, and overdue notices, you may call 216-687-2478, Monday - Friday, 8 am to 5 pm.

      BORROWING PRINT MATERIALS
      While our building is closed, contactless/evening pick-up is available for all circulating materials. More information below.

      • Local Borrowing: While our building is closed, you may request circulating materials online (allow 48 hours turnaround time). Articles from our non-circulating 4th Floor Journal Stacks may be requested online via Interlibrary Loan. Textbook Center materials are available, but must be quarantined between uses. (see "Textbooks", below)

      • Borrowing from OhioLINK: OhioLINK print lending is still available. You may request items now via our Scholar online catalog for contactless/evening or in-person pick-up. Remember that access to electronic resources from OhioLINK also remains available.

      • Borrowing from Interlibrary Loan: ILL is processing requests now for all items, including periodical articles from our own print journals on the 4th floor.. Details about Interlibrary Loan here

      About Due Dates & Renewals

        For your convenience, the library is extending due dates and the number of allowable renewals. Most library materials from the Michael Schwartz Library or OhioLINK will be due mid-January 2021. Just log into your library account to check on your due dates or to renew your materials. If you have any questions, please email Patrick McIntosh at p.mcintosh@csuohio.edu. Be sure to include your Viking ID number.

      About Contactless Pickup

      • Use our Scholar catalog to request books from CSU or OhioLINK libraries online.
      • We'll let you know when your materials are ready to be picked up, and give you instructions for a safe, no-contact transaction.
      • Contactless pick-up is available whenever the Rhodes Tower Lobby is open.
      • For your safety, materials will be quarantined for 3 days before they are processed and ready for pick-up. Textbook availability and the usual OhioLINK 3-5 day turnaround time for expected delivery will be delayed to accommodate this extra time.

      RENEWING PRINT MATERIALS

      • Renewing OhioLINK and Local CSU Materials: Local and OhioLINK materials have now been renewed into January 2021. No need to come to campus - just log into your library account to check on your due dates.

      • Renewing Interlibrary Loan materials: Renewals are at the discretion of the lending institutions, so let us know if you wish to renew your materials, and we'll ask. If the lending institutions refuse our requests, we will need you to return them.

      RETURNING PRINT MATERIALS
      For your convenience, the library is extending due dates and the number of allowable renewals. Most library materials from the Michael Schwartz Library or OhioLINK will be due mid-January 2021. Just log into your library account to check on your due dates or to renew your materials. If you have any questions, please email Patrick McIntosh at p.mcintosh@csuohio.edu. Be sure to include your Viking ID number when you write.

      • Returning Materials in Person
        As always, our outdoor book drop is available 24/7 for convenient, contactless return of library materials any time you're on campus. But please don't come to campus just to return a book; we are extending due dates and waiving fines over the holiday break into 2021.

      • If you would prefer to mail your books back to us, you may do so at your own expense. Please use one of the following addresses:

        IF YOU ARE MAILING BOOKS VIA USPS,
        USE THIS ADDRESS

          for OhioLINK & CSU materials:
          Cleveland State University
          Michael Schwartz Library
          Book Returns: User Services
          2121 Euclid Avenue
          Rhodes Tower, 100
          Cleveland, Ohio 44115

          for Interlibrary Loan materials:
          Cleveland State University
          Michael Schwartz Library
          Book Returns: Interlibrary Loan
          2121 Euclid Avenue
          Rhodes Tower, 122
          Cleveland, Ohio 44115

        IF YOU ARE MAILING BOOKS VIA FEDEX, UPS,
        OR ANY OTHER CARRIER, USE THIS ADDRESS

          for OhioLINK & CSU materials:
          Cleveland State University
          Michael Schwartz Library
          Book Returns: User Services
          1860 E. 22nd St.
          Rhodes Tower, 100
          Cleveland, Ohio 44115

          for Interlibrary Loan materials:
          Cleveland State University
          Michael Schwartz Library
          Book Returns: Interlibrary Loan
          1860 E. 22nd St.
          Rhodes Tower, 122
          Cleveland, Ohio 44115




ABOUT TEXTBOOKS


REMOTE ACCESS TO LIBRARY RESOURCES (see also "Textbooks", above)

Our goal is to continue to provide you with the resources, expertise, and services you need to do your work with as little disruption as possible. Fortunately, we have been providing online resources for our remote users for a long time, so you'll find much is available to you, even while you can't visit us in person.

 


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