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Circulation Policies

Learn more about Courtright Memorial Library's circulation policies and how they affect your Otterbein Library account by clicking on the appropriate box on the left side. If you have additional questions please reach out to us!

No Contact Pick Up

The Courtright Memorial Library building is going through a phased reopening and the Library staff, services and e-Resources continue to be here for you.

No Contact Pick Up

Now available 12pm-4pm, Monday-Friday. The Library building remains closed.

Procedures are as follows:

  • Place hold on the library website. You will receive an email with additional instructions for pick up.
  • Pick Ups are available at the glass door on the west side of the building. You can follow signage from the parking lot behind the library to this location. 
  • Upon arrival please practice social distancing with any others waiting in line. 
  • When it is your turn to pick up your item, please text 614-259-7404 or call 614-823-1235 with your first and last name and your Otterbein University ID number (if appropriate). A staff member wearing a face covering will then retrieve your item(s), check them out to you, and place them outside the door. Once the glass door is shut you may retrieve your item(s). 
  • All returns must be put in the external book drop on the Main St side of our building. No returns will be accepted at the No Contact Pick Up location.

General Library Account Information

  • The maximum items you can check out will vary based on the type of library account you have.  Speak with a library staff member if you have specific questions about these limits.
  • All library materials should be returned on or before the date/time they are due. Items returned after that date/time are subject to overdue fines.
  • Library patrons are responsible for all items checked out on their accounts and the subsequent replacement costs of those items should they become lost or damaged.  The library may send courtesy notices prior to an item’s due date but it is the borrower’s responsibility to know their items’ due dates and renew or return items in a timely manner.
  • It is your responsibility to check your Otterbein e-mail, online library account, and mail for overdue and billing notices.  Notices are only sent to the email address on file with the library.  For students and faculty/staff this MUST be your Otterbein email address.
  • Courtesy overdue notices are generally sent via email 1 day, 7 days, and 30 days after items are due.

Library Hours

Our Academic Term Hours are: 

Monday-Thursday
7:45 am - 2:00 am
Friday
7:45 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am

Our Summer Term Hours are: 

Monday-Thursday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Account Questions?

Account Questions

There are three ways to reach out if you have any questions about your library account:

  • Stop by the Customer Service Desk on the first floor of the library
  • Email circ@otterbein.edu
  • Call 614-823-1215, ext 4 and speak with a library staff member

Recalled Items

My Item was Recalled...

The Courtright Memorial Library reserves the right to recall any Otterbein owned material at any time for the purpose of being added to our Course Reserve collection.  Course reserve items have a shorter loan period; 2 hours, 1 day, 3 days or 7 days.  Otterbein items that are recalled will be given a new due date, four (4) business days out from the date of recall.  Library staff will make every effort to request another copy of the recalled item via OPAL, OhioLINK or SearchOhio for the inconvenienced patron.  Patrons will be notified via email whether or not an additional copy was successfully requested.  Additional copies generally take 3-5 business days to arrive at Otterbein’s library for pick up.  Recalled items are processed within 1-2 business days and patrons wanting to access these items can ask for them at the Customer Service Desk.

OPAL, OhioLINK, and SearchOhio libraries may also recall their items at their discretion.  The Courtright Memorial Library has no control over these recalls.  If you need assistance in finding an additional copy for your use, please reach out to Otterbein library staff.

Additional Information about the Library

For additional information about the Courtright Memorial Library and the services that we provide, please review our Welcome Libguide.