The library is located on the first floor of Cook Hall. See campus map.


Autumn, Spring Semesters:

Monday-Thursday 8 am - 8 pm
Friday 8 am - 5 pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Summer Semester

Monday-Friday   8 am - 5 pm
Saturday   Closed
Sunday   Closed

Break Schedule

Monday-Friday   8 am - 5 pm
Saturday   Closed
Sunday   Closed

Hours may vary due to campus events, finals, and holidays. For more information, call the Library at (419) 995 - 8401.


Services & Resources

In addition to the 76,000 volumes and 200+ journal subscriptions in the Lima Campus Library, you also have access to items from other Ohio State University campuses using the OSU Library Catalog.  You can also request items from other colleges and universities around the state by using the OhioLINK statewide catalog.

Library databases also provide access to thousands of online journals. If you are using them from off-campus, please first click on either How Do I . . . Work from Home (OSU) or How Do I . . . Work from Home (Rhodes) to log in.

Also, the Lima Public Library has a collection in the Lima Campus Library. If you have a card at the Lima Public Library, you may check out these items. If you don't have a card, we can sign you up.

The Lima Campus Library also has a conference room available for small groups. It is equipped with a DVD/VCR and a whiteboard. You may reserve this room by calling 419-995-8401 or consulting a library staff member. The Library also has VCRs for individual use in the copier room; headphones are required when using these.

The Library has one copier. Copies are 10 cents a page.


Circulation Policies

Borrowing Library Materials

  • You must have photo-identification to check out materials. This can mean a driver's license or a student ID.
  • You are responsible for all the materials borrowed on your ID.
  • Due dates of materials vary depending on the type of material and where it comes from. View your circulation record often to review the due dates and to renew items as necessary.
  • Courtesy cards are available to members of the public for $5 per year. Courtesy card holders must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Fines can be paid online from your record. Fines can also be paid in the library from 8am to 4pm, Monday-Friday.

Patron Privileges

Type of Patron Lima Campus Library materials Other OSU Books OhioLINK Books
Undergraduates Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Graduate students, Staff, Faculty Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Lima Campus Courtesy Card holders (18+) Unlimited None None
OSU Alumni/Friends

Circulation FAQ


Food and Drink Policy

The Lima Campus community is encouraged to use the Library as a place for research, study, reflection, gathering, and leisure. To promote a welcoming environment, the library permits the consumption of food and drink, within specified guidelines.

Some restrictions are necessary because food and drink pose a potential risk to library collections, equipment, and furnishings. Also, food and drink not discarded appropriately invite pest infestation that can lead to widespread damage to the print collections.

To avoid abuse and in keeping with courtesy to other users of the library, “food” is defined as snacks, not an entire meal. Some foods are not appropriate for the library setting, including anything messy or aromatic. Users and guests of Library are expected to act responsibly when consuming food and drink in the library.

1. Snacks and covered beverages are permitted EXCEPT
    •when using the Archives or hymnal collection;
    •for class sessions and tours, beverages only permitted;
    •in the computer area.

2. Snacks are permitted, but NOT meals or messy, aromatic foods.

3. Snacks are for individual, NOT group consumption.

4. Acceptable foods include
    •Pre-packaged 'snack size' containers of chips, cookies, candy, and other snack foods;
    •Candy bar, granola bars, power bars, etc.;
    •Other non-messy, non-smelly individual snack foods.

Non-acceptable foods include but are not limited to
    •Hot entrees, burgers, fries, pizza, large sandwiches, tacos, and other hot, aromatic, or messy items;
    •Large size bags or packages of chips, crackers, cookies, donuts, salads, etc.

6. Beverages are permitted in COVERED containers only, e.g., a secure lid or cap to prevent spillage.

7. Acceptable containers include
    •Spill-proof mugs with secure lids and a drinking hole that can be closed;
    •Sports bottles with a drinking spout that can be closed;
    •Water or soda in capped plastic or stainless steel water bottles;
    •Hot beverage containers with lids.

8. Non-acceptable containers include but are not limited to
    •Open cups or mugs of any kind;
    •Soda cans;
    •Glass bottles.

9. Anyone with food or drink must clean up after him/herself with courtesy to other patrons and use trash receptacles and recycling containers for discards.

10. Spilled food or drink must be cleaned up immediately and spills/food-related mishaps reported to the Circulation Desk.

11. Library staff will remind patrons and guests of this policy and the responsibilities associated with it.

12. Users violating this policy will be asked to remove the food and drink from the area.

Note: There may be special events sponsored by the library or arrangements made as part of space reservations where there will be meals or limited use of open beverage containers.

Questions on the Food and Drink Policy can be forwarded to the library director at schneider.290@osu.edu.