Library Services

Course Reserves

  • Course reserves are materials placed in the library by faculty members for student use. Reserve materials are kept behind the circulation desk and available for in-library use. Students must use their CSU ID to check out items which typically have a 2-hour or 4-hour checkout period.

    Find course reserves in the HALLIE library catalog by searching by instructor’s last name, or by the course name or number

  • Interlibrary Loan service is provided for materials that are not readily available at Central State or via OhioLINK.  Before submitting a request, verify that Central State does not have access to the material(s) by using the HALLIE library catalog, OhioLINK library catalog, or an electronic database.

    When requesting an article from a serial publication, please match the serial title with the volume number, date of issue, and place of publication. Be sure to include pagination, title, and author of the article.

  • Registered students, faculty, and staff can request materials online using the OhioLINK or SearchOhio library catalog. Materials such as books and audiovisual items that are not available locally can be requested and delivered to Central State University (CSU) within 3-5 business days, or another pickup location from the list of OhioLINK libraries. Items delivered at Central State are held at the Circulation Desk for 5 days for pickup.

    Note: SearchOhio items can only be delivered at the Central State University Library.


  • The Hallie Q. Brown Memorial Library provides instructional support in the use of the library’s resources. The aim of library instruction is to improve students’ research skills, increase critical thinking skills, and expose students to the variety of resources available to meet their research needs. Instructional support is provided for all programs and courses whether in person or remote.

    Instructional Support

    • Research and Reference Services (email, phone, in-person)
    • Course-related Instruction
    • Individual research consultations
    • Citing Sources
    • Introductory tour of library services, policies, and collections

    Librarians provides information on how to use the library for research, including:

    • Instruction on using the Hallie library catalog and OhioLINK
    • Instruction on using Research Databases
    • Hands-on research help for class projects

    Faculty Support

    Help your students produce quality research papers by using the H. Q. Brown library resources. To schedule a session, contact the reference services by email ( or by phone at (937) 376-6454.

    Please contact us at least two weeks in advance of your desired visit to allow librarians some time to prepare for your session.  Sessions will be held in the library or a location of your choice.

    Library Instruction Request Form

    Faculty Tips

    • Provide the librarian with a copy of the research assignment.
    • Provide the librarian with some of the students' topic
    • Make sure your students are prepared for the library visit.
    • Specify the type of resources necessary to complete the research assignment.
    • Attend the session.

    Information Literacy Research Room

    The Information Literacy Research Room is located on the first floor of the library behind the Reference Collection in room (103). Requests for library instruction in the room or to reserve the room for non-library instruction use may be done by contacting Carolin Sterling by phone (937) 376-6396 or by email

    Note: The space is not an academic classroom, and scheduling priority for the Information Literacy Research Room is given to library instruction and workshops.

    Faculty may reserve the Information Literacy Research Room to use under the following guidelines:

    • Scheduling priority is given to the library’s instruction program, after which the space is available on a first come first served basis. Non-library reservations are subject to cancellation. We ask for your understanding if your reservation must be moved to accommodate a library instruction session.
    •  Please provide at least two weeks notice for requests. A confirmation email will be sent to you once the reservation is added to the calendar. Contact Carolin Sterling with any reservation changes or cancellations.
    • Make sure the computers and One Screen monitor are shutdown after use.

    Please contact Carolin Sterling (937) 376-6396 if you have questions.


  • The Media Center and Production Lab offers a collection of audiovisual equipment and a work area designed for students, faculty, and staff to prepare bulletin board displays, educational aides, and other visual media. 

    Individuals may provide their own supplies or purchase materials from the lab. Since photo paper, color printing, and lamination film are specific to CSU equipment, these supplies must be purchased from the lab. All purchases are cash transactions. The scanner, color printer, laminators, and recording equipment must be operated with direction of the lab administrator.

    Circulating Equipment

    • Cameras
    • Projectors & Screens
    • Cassette Players
    • DVD / VHS Players
    • Portable DVD players
    • Tripods & Stands
    • VHS Monitor Combo Unit
    • DVD / VHS Monitor Combo Unit

    Production Lab Equipment

    • Laminators
    • Mono (Audio-cassette) Duplicator
    • Mono (Video-cassette) Duplicator
    • CD Player
    • ½ VHS Player/Recorder/Duplicator
    • MAC Computer
    • Scanner
    • Color Photo Printers
    • Record Player
    • GBC Binder
    • Electric Typewriter
    • Elmo Visual Presenter

    Decorative and Instructional Dyes

    • African Kinara
    • Apple
    • Bag
    • Book Pages
    • Canadian Maple Leaf
    • Fish Hook
    • Flower  
    • Heart
    • Open Book
    • Peek-a-Boo
    • Puzzle
    • Shamrock
    • Snowman
    • Tulip

    Ellison Letter Machine

    • Alphabet
      • 4" upper case letters
      • 4" numbers, $, c
      • 4" lowercase letters
      • 4" Greek letters
      • 1¼ uppercase letters and numbers
  • The library offers copying at .10 cents per page, outgoing fax service, free printing for students of up to 200 pages, and scanning to email or USB drive.

  • The Central State University library offers basic notary services to students, faculty, and staff at no charge. A valid government-issued ID is required, and documents must "not" be signed before they are notarized.

    Please call in advance to ensure the notary is available.