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First Semester Seminar Introduction to the Library

Introduction to library basics for First Year Seminar

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Things You Need to Know About the Library

New to Muskingum? Here are the things you need to know about the library!

1. How to get help from a librarian

2. How to find study space & reserve a study room

3. How to get a book from OhioLINK

4. How to check your patron account

5. How to get an article

How do I get help from a librarian?

  1. Visit us in the library! During a typical semester, we are usually available‚Äč Monday - Friday : 9 AM to 5:00 PM
  2. Make an appointment with a librarian! Get 20 minutes of focused help with whatever you need. During COVID times, appointments will occur on Teams, where we can share our screens.
  3. Email us: . We will usually respond within 24-48 hours.
  4. Call us at (740) 826-8152 and ask to speak to a librarian.
  5. Chat with us. Any time the chat widget says available, a librarian is waiting to help you.

    We have included our chat box on many of our web pages and guides, as well as in some of our databases (like Muskie Scholar). You can even use the box below!

How to find Study Space


Reserve a study room space by clicking the 'Book a Study Room' button on the library's home page.

How do I get a book from OhioLINK?

Search the OhioLINK catalog for keywords, subjects, titles, and authors.

When you find a book you would like to request, click the Request button.

Request an OhioLINK book

Request an OhioLINK book


Choose Muskingum University as your school:

Enter your information when prompted. Be sure to use the barcode number on the back of your ID that begins with 2815...

What's a patron account? How do I check mine?

Your patron account tells you everything you need to know about your library record, including:

  • What items you have checked out.
  • When they are due.
  • If you owe any fines.

You also can renew your items directly in your patron account.

To access your patron account, go to the library homepage. Click My Account.

My Account Link

Log in by entering your name and your barcode number. Your barcode number is on the back of your student i.d. It is the number beginning with 2815

The My Account dashboard lists the items that you have checked out and the due date. Check the box next to the items that you want to renew and click Renew Marked to renew selected items. If you'd like to renew all of the items at once, click Renew All.


How do I get an article?

Use one of Muskingum's 125+ databases to search for articles or use MuskieScholar.

If you're off-campus, you'll need to sign in to use a database.

You will need your Muskingum ID to complete the process:

  • Select 'Muskingum University' as your institution. Click submit.
  • Enter your last name, followed by your first name.
  • Enter your Muskingum barcode number.
  • Click submit.

Your barcode number is located on the back of your Muskingum University ID, directly below the barcode.

It is 14 digits long and will always begin with '28153'.

Once verified, you should have complete access to all Muskingum's online resources. If you have any trouble, please contact a librarian.

Some databases provide full-text access to articles:

If we have it in another electronic resource, you will be taken to that resource:

If we have it in print, you will be taken to the catalog. You can then come to the library to find the physical copy of the article:

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