The Library is an academic unit, and users are expected to exercise a certain decorum grounded in the concepts of community and respect. The public areas and library collections are developed and maintained for all patrons; therefore:
The library holds some texts from several years past, but, as a rule, does not have student texts unless faculty brings specific items for class reserve. A reserve form must be filled out to place materials on reserve for a class. Items on reserve can be found by using HALLIE the online library catalog and choosing the Class Reserves tab. Please encourage students to bring the class syllabus to the library so that the library staff can provide effective assistance.
A current Central State University ID card is necessary for all library loans to Central State University faculty, staff, and students. The patron record, created at the time of the first visit, is updated as follows:
Visitors from other OhioLINK institutions will be asked for the ID card issued by their institutions with the library barcode number on it.
Using Other OhioLINK Libraries
Use of OhioLINK Research Databases
Your Patron Record
The patron record created by the library staff at your first visit will remain in the database throughout your years at Central State University. You can view your record by selecting "My Library Record" from the menu options in HALLIE from any public terminal. Its features include:
Please check it often.
Undergraduates, University Staff and Courtesy Card Patrons
Most materials circulate for three weeks, and may be renewed at any public terminal by selecting "My Library Record" from the library menu.
Exceptions are those materials that may be used only within the library:
Most materials circulate to graduate students for four weeks and renewed at any public terminal by selecting "My Library Record" from the library menu.
Most materials circulate to faculty for ninety days renewed at any public terminal by selecting "My Library Record" from the library menu.
Borrowing from Other Libraries
Through the internet
Registered CSU faculty, staff, and students can request materials from other OhioLINK libraries by accessing the OhioLINK Library Catalog.
Requested materials are sent directly to the Hallie Q. Brown Memorial Library, unless you choose another pickup institution and location from the list of OhioLINK libraries. Materials are held at the Circulation Desk for pickup. Borrowers are expected to monitor the status of each request through patron records. "OhoLINK Received" signals that the item is available for pickup.
Visiting other Libraries
A valid CSU ID card is honored at other OhioLINK institutions and many member libraries of Southwestern Ohio Council for Higher Education (SOCHE). To learn more about your options, ask at the Circulation Desk.
Fines and Charges
If you have been awarded work-study through the Financial Aid Office, consider an important job in the library. The responsibilities of the Circulation Department are listed below; student assistants provide crucial services to the University family as they assist full-time staff performing library operations.
The primary public responsibilities of the Circulation Department include:
The major emphasis of the archives collection at CSU is preserving the university’s official records. The collection includes administrative records, minutes of the board of trustees, university publications, and photographs of university people, places, and events.
General Instructions for Archival Research:
Make an appointment and communicate your research interest in advance. Appointments maybe made either by phone (937-376-6521) or e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Bring only necessary note-taking materials such as cards, notebooks, and laptops.
Understand that even though some material may be preserved, they may be too fragile to permit handling.
Photocopying is 10 cents per page. Copy cards are not available
You must have written permission to reproduce photographs or other archival material. There is a fee for commercial use of CSU archival material.