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Antioch College

Olive Kettering Library

The Olive Kettering Library houses more than 325,000 volumes, 900 periodicals, and 4,000 phonograph records. The library is also home to Antiochiana, Antioch College's archive. Among the items kept in the archive are the papers of Antioch Presidents Horace Mann and Arthur Morgan. The library is also home to The Antioch Review, one of the oldest continuously published literary magazines in the United States.

Antioch University

The McGregor Library

The McGregor Library currently houses over 17,000 items, thanks in large part to generous donations from students, faculty, staff, Antioch University Board members and others. The Antioch University Library Collection is housed among the circulating books, as well several special collections: Paul Smoker/Kenneth Boulding Peace Studies Collections, the John Gardner Collection, the Arthur E. Morgan Collection, and the Don Wallis Memorial Collection. The library actively engages with students so that they may develop into socially aware lifelong learners, able to critically evaluate information to make a difference in the world around them.

The Athenaeum of Ohio

The Eugene H. Maly Memorial Library

Beginning in 1829 as a Roman Catholic seminary, the Athenaeum of Ohio today continues its mission to prepare men for the priesthood and diaconate and also seeks to form lay men and women to faithfully follow Christ and serve His mission. The Eugene H. Maly Memorial Library supports the Athenaeum’s five graduate degree programs: Master of Divinity; Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry, Theology, Biblical Studies, and Catholic Studies. The collection includes over 120,000 books, periodicals, and audiovisuals as well as online resources primarily in the areas of theology, philosophy, humanities, arts, and social sciences. Maly Library houses a Special Collection of over 10,000 rare books that includes several dozen manuscripts and incunabula.

Baldwin Wallace University

Ritter Library

Baldwin Wallace University was established in 1845 by John Baldwin as one of the first colleges in the nation to admit students without regard to race or gender. Three campus libraries provide services to students, faculty, staff, and alumni with extensive informational resources. The bulk of the collection is at Ritter, the primary library serving BW. Jones Music Library is located in the Conservatory of Music and offers over 40,000 books, musical scores, and recordings. The Riemenschneider Bach Institute is also located in the Conservatory and contains rare items by J.S. Bach and a general music collection.

Bluffton University

Musselman Library

Founded in 1899, Bluffton University is affiliated with Mennonite Church USA and shaped by the historic peace church tradition. Committed to Bluffton’s core values – discovery, community, respect and service – Musselman Library provides resources and services for students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community. Our collections focus particularly on themes of social justice and peace and include the resources of The Lion and Lamb Peace Arts Center. The library is home to the Archives and Special Collections, notably the Mennonite Historical Collections. Celebrating community, the library collaborates with other campus units as library partners and hosts a range of campus events.

Columbus College of Art & Design

Packard Library

Columbus College of Art & Design’s Packard Library houses a collection uniquely suited for studio artists and designers. The collection includes over 55,000 volumes, 275 periodicals, numerous electronic resources, and special collections including a Materials Library, rare books, archives, and artists’ books. The Packard Library staff is committed to lifelong learning, fostering collaboration, and sparking inspiration among the CCAD community.

Defiance College

Pilgrim Library

The Pilgrim Library, located on the campus of Defiance College, facilitates both teaching and learning through an atmosphere conducive to research and study. The building houses the college’s student academic support services, writing studio, DC Testing Center, and the McMaster School for Advancing Humanity. Among its special collections, the Pilgrim Library boasts the Hench Autism collection, which supports the college’s current minor in autism studies and provides valuable resources for those working in the ASD Affinity program; the Herman Wiebe courthouse paintings; the Schauffler College archives; and a modest assemblage of works by and about President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

Franciscan University of Steubenville

St. John Paul II Library

Founded in 1946 by Franciscan Friars of the Third Order Regular, Franciscan University of Steubenville integrates strong academic programs with a lively faith environment. The St. John Paul II Library was built in 1987 to support the mission of the University to educate, to evangelize, and to send forth joyful disciples. It offers on campus students access to print books, ebooks and databases. The library and its staff support a growing online presence and provide resources to students in the Austria study abroad program. The library features a Franciscan collection, the St. John Paul II Collection and houses the university archives.

Heidelberg University

Beeghly Library

Beeghly Library provides access to information for research and learning to the university community; maintains a welcoming learning environment; preserves the history of the University; and through research instruction, provides students with the resources and confidence to access, evaluate, and synthesize information to lead a life of purpose with distinction, in line with with Heidelberg University Mission and Vision.

Lourdes University

Duns Scotus Library

Duns Scotus Library, dedicated in 1950, was named for the 13th century Franciscan philosopher John Duns Scotus. The library houses a collection of over 55,000 volumes, a collection of audiovisual items, and electronic resources. The library also has a collection of rare books and a Franciscan room for all Franciscana materials. More than 350 art items decorate the library and are fully cataloged online.

Malone University

Everett L. Cattell Library

The Everett L. Cattell Library supports the teaching and learning process at Malone University, a Christian liberal arts university affiliated with the Evangelical Friends Church. In addition to Malone’s current students, the Cattell Library welcomes Malone alumni, other OhioLINK members, and community guests. The current collection provides physical and electronic books, databases, periodicals, and multimedia. It features an extensive collection of religion resources, rare historical materials from the university’s beginnings as Friends Bible Institute, and the Friends Library collection of historical and contemporary items. The library also holds the historical archives for the Evangelical Friends Church-Eastern Region.

Mercy College of Ohio

Mercy College of Ohio Library

The Mercy College of Ohio Library provides materials and services that support the informational needs of our students, faculty, staff, and alumni. We promote information literacy, encourage lifelong learning, and collaborate with the faculty to further the academic success of our students. Our college is a Catholic institution that grants, primarily, healthcare degrees and certificates; and our small collection reflects that narrow focus. Afternoon tea is served daily in the Library as a symbol of comfort, unity, and the building of relationships – a tradition established by the Sisters of Mercy, who began their ministry in Toledo in 1918.

Methodist Theological School in Ohio

John W. Dickhaut Library

The John W. Dickhaut Library, named for MTSO’s founding president, is the school’s primary information and research resource. Since the school opened in 1960, the library grew to more than 130,000 volumes onsite. The library supports five graduate degree programs: Doctor of Ministry, Master of Divinity, Master of Arts in Counseling Ministries, Master of Arts in Practical Theology, and Master of Theological Studies. MTSO stands committed to individual wholeness, social justice, inclusiveness and religious diversity.

Mount Carmel

Mount Carmel Health Sciences Library

The mission of the Mount Carmel Health Sciences Library (MCHSL) is connecting the Mount Carmel Health System academic and professional communities with personalized information services and resources. The main MCHSL collection and staff are located on the third and fourth floors of the Center for Learning and Education. MCHSL is the primary information resource center for students and faculty of the Mount Carmel College of Nursing (MCCN). The Library also provides services to Mount Carmel Health System customer needs at all six Columbus operating sites, as well as the MCCN online programs and satellite location at Fairfield Medical Center in Lancaster.

Muskingum University

Roberta A. Smith University Library

The Roberta A. Smith University Library was generously dedicated in 2015 in tribute to Smith's mother, Margaret, a 1909 alumna. The 40,000-square-foot facility is accessed through a main entrance atrium leading to a spacious and light-filled Commons area. A two-story, 1500-square-foot, glass-walled Colloquium Center incorporates a projection wall and a fireplace. The Grand Staircase connects the building's levels and provides small gathering spaces throughout its wide landings. The library houses Special Collections, including the United States Presidents Collection. Library information hubs, reading rooms, classrooms and Collaboration Stations are featured throughout. The building is shared with the Education Department.

Otterbein University

Courtright Memorial Library

Otterbein stands on a legacy of integrated and diverse experiential learning, with the Courtright Memorial Library serving as a steadfast campus partner in these initiatives. The Courtright shares its building with the University’s Academic Support Center and the Center for Teaching & Learning and houses over 150,000 print and non-print materials, including music, juvenile, gaming, and DVDs. Additionally, the Courtright circulates laptops, projectors, bicycles, and other equipment to the Otterbein University community. The University Archives’ Salt Reading Room allows guests to access the papers of both the University and the United Brethren Church. The Courtright supports various university initiatives, like the Common Book program, and coordinates the University’s Digital Commons.

Pontifical College Josephinum

The A.T. Wehrle Memorial Library

The A.T. Wehrle Memorial Library is highlighted as one of the strongest assets of the Pontifical College Josephinum. The library supports the formation program of the seminary’s College of Liberal Arts and graduate School of Theology. As a pontifical institution, the Josephinum’s special relationship with the papacy and the universal Church is reflected in its collection of primary sources of the Roman Catholic tradition as well as the scholarly literature of the major theological and philosophical disciplines. The library also develops collections in the major faith traditions, the arts, humanities, sciences and social sciences providing the community with resources to understand and engage contemporary culture.

Tiffin University

Pfeiffer Library

Tiffin University’s Pfeiffer Library serves a diverse body of seated and online students, both nationwide and abroad, in TU’s graduate, undergraduate, and degree completion programs. The library provides access to a print collection of more than 40,000 volumes on the campus located in Tiffin, Ohio, and millions of electronic resources online. The campus library also holds the university archives and offers study spaces to encourage individual and group work. Librarians actively engage in curriculum development and support, information literacy instruction, and student and faculty outreach at all levels of the university.

Trinity Lutheran Seminary

Hamma Library

Hamma Library at Trinity Lutheran Seminary is a 140,000-volume focused collection on the study of religion and its cognate fields. The library’s circulating collection contains a sizeable collection of materials related to historical-critical study of the bible and full sets of the minutes of the various Lutheran ecclesiastical bodies that have existed in Ohio. The Huber Rare Book Room at Hamma Library contains several thousand volumes related to the various Protestant Reformations. Trinity Lutheran Seminary is also home to the ELCA Region 6 archives, which is open to the public on an appointment basis.

University of Findlay

Shafer Library

Shafer Library supports the learning, teaching, and research of students, faculty, and alumni of The University of Findlay and Winebrenner Theological Seminary. The main collection, University Archives, and Knowledge Bar for technical and research assistance are located in the main library building. The Teacher Resource Center houses the children’s book collection and curriculum materials resources for pre-service teachers. Mazza Museum’s Havens Resource Center holds a collection of books by the illustrators represented in the museum’s art collection. Shafer is a selective US Federal and Ohio publications depository and provides public access to government information to the local community.

University of Mount Union

University of Mount Union Library

The University of Mount Union was established in 1846 as a teacher’s college affiliated with the United Methodist church. The University of Mount Union Library occupies over 65,000 square feet in three buildings making up the Kolenbrander Harter Information Center. The Library combines a 195,000 volume book collection with 380,000 e-books; 50,000 e-journal titles; over 240 databases; reference and circulation services; a Curriculum Resource Center; the DWOC Studio supporting writing and oral communication; a collaborative learning commons space open for 24 hours; IT help services; and a café. The Sturgeon Music Library is a subject branch located in the Cope Music Hall.

Urbana University

Swedenborg Memorial Library

The Swedenborg Memorial Library at Urbana University serves the undergraduate and graduate students and faculty in 26 majors. The library provides access to print and electronic resources that support students in classroom work and independent study. The library is home to one of only three Swedenborg (or Church of the New Jerusalem) collections in the US. The library houses the University archives and recently completed digitizing the yearbook, the Oakleaf. During the academic year, the library bakes one loaf of bread each day which is available for free on a first come, first served basis.

Walsh University

Brother Edmond Drouin Library

The Brother Edmond Drouin Library located in North Canton, Ohio embodies the enduring mission of Walsh University: the creation of leaders through service to others. The library serves students and faculty on campuses across three continents through classroom and individual instruction, a personal librarian program, collaborative outreach activities, and access to millions of electronic resources online. The library also provides access to a print and media collection of over 376,000 volumes (including 242,712 e-books), specialized juvenile, curriculum and graphic novel collections, study and collaboration spaces, design stations, and houses the university archives. A growing digital repository preserves oral histories, photojournalism exhibits and materials related to our founders, the Brothers of Christian Instruction.

Wilberforce University

Stokes Library

The Wilberforce University Stokes Library is named after former Wilberforce University President and African Methodist Episcopal Church Bishop, Rembert E. Stokes. The Library and Information Commons is committed to providing quality programs, resources and services within an environment conducive to cultivating and promoting intellectual pursuits. The WU Stokes Library houses a local book collection of more than 71,000 volumes and has periodical indexes with 500 journal and magazine subscriptions, CD-ROM resources, pamphlets, and other undergraduate library resources. The Archives is located on the third floor of the Stokes Building and is the location for rare books and other materials that speak to the legacy of Wilberforce University, the AME Church and its environs.

Wilmington College

Watson Library

The Sheppard A. Watson Library serves Wilmington College, a private, career-oriented, liberal arts institution established by Quakers in 1870. Its mission is to educate, inspire and prepare each student for a life of service and success. Wilmington College is known for its hands-on learning opportunities, as exemplified in its distinct Agricultural Science program (one of only two in Ohio) and nationally renowned Athletic Training program. By offering academic programs, practical experience and co-curricular activities in a variety of settings to students from diverse backgrounds, the College leads students to gain an awareness of the world, to acquire knowledge of career and vocation, and to seek truth and social justice.