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Graduate and Continuing Studies Library Orientation: OhioLINK

This guide will help you navigate through all the resources your Muskingum University Library has available for Graduate and Continuing Studies students and faculty.

What is OhioLINK?


Check out our tutorial to learn how to use the OhioLINK catalog.


The Ohio Library and Information Network, OhioLINK, is a consortium of 120 Ohio college and university libraries, and the State Library of Ohio, that work together to provide Ohio students, faculty and researchers with the information they need for teaching and research.

Together, OhioLINK and its member libraries provide access to:

  • 46 million books and other library materials
  • Millions of electronic articles
  • Over 10,000 electronic journals
  • Over 100 electronic research databases
  • Over 100,000 e-books
  • Thousands of images, videos and sounds
  • 58,000 theses and dissertations from Ohio students

See more information at OhioLINK's webpage.

How do I know when an OhioLINK item is in?

We'll send a message to your Muskingum email account when your items arrive.

You can also track the progress of your items by using the My Account link in the Muskingum Catalog.

  • Enter your name and barcode
  • Click the button labeled 'Requests.'

In the status column, you may see several terms:

  • Requested - You have requested the item, but it has not been processed yet.
  • In Transit - Your request has been processed and is on its way to your library.
  • Ready for Pickup - Your OPAL request has arrived
  • OhioLINK Recd - Your OhioLINK request has arrived

OhioLINK items take 2-3 business days to arrive.

Can I return my OhioLINK book to another library?


Simply drop your OhioLINK book off at any OhioLINK member library, and they'll check it in for you and return it to the appropriate place.

Can I check out books from other OhioLINK libraries?


Your Muskingum ID acts as a library card at all OhioLINK member libraries. You can visit other libraries, browse their stacks, and check out their books using your ID.