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Guide to Library Services for Faculty

This guide highlights library services that can assist faculty with their research and instruction, and also provides helpful hints on getting the most out of the Library.

Welcome to the Courtright Memorial Library!

  Highlights of Library Services

The library staff members provide a wide variety of library services, including traditional ones such as circulation, reference, and interlibrary loan. In addition, we provide many electronic services including instant messaging, texting, patron initiated circulation, and access to electronic databases, indexes, journals, and books. The services we provide are discussed in more detail throughout this guide.

Remember that we

  • Subscribe to journals in a variety of formats. You can use the A-Z Journal list to find what we own.
  • Offer assistance in searching the Internet and evaluating the information found.
  • Assist with searching specialized research databases, electronic journals and electronic books to discover additional resources relating to a specific topic.
  • Obtain materials published by the U.S. Government through the Federal Document Depository program, including electronic resources, books, pamphlets, serials, videos, and microform.
  • Assist in searching the online catalogs of local libraries, including Westerville Public, Columbus Metropolitan, and the State Library of Ohio.
  • Provide access to OCLC's Worldcat, a database of materials available in libraries throughout the world.
  • Preserve the history of the university and the United Brethren Church and offer assistance in using this historical and valuable information. The Otterbein University Archives is an excellent resource for you and your students whenever you are looking for primary materials.

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Emeriti Faculty

The library offers full faculty access for University approved Emeriti. Please view the tabs on this LibGuide for information on resources available and circulation policies. If you have questions about how to access materials, please reach out to library@otterbein.edu or call 614-823-1215.