ROOM RESERVATIONS
The following rooms can be reserved in the library:

  • Library 118 - classroom with 35 armchairs, instructor computer, data projector, VCR/DVD, and document camera. Located on the 1st floor of the library, entrance from inside the library.
  • Library 124 - classroom with 42 armchairs, instructor computer, data projector, VCR/DVD, and document camera. Located on the 1st floor of new section (along hallway to the left).
  • Library 126 - classroom with 42 armchairs, instructor computer, data projector, VCR/DVD, and document camera. Located on the 1st floor of the new section (along hallway, first classroom to the right).
  • Library 127 - classroom with 36 armchairs, instructor computer, data projector, VCR/DVD, and document camera. Located on the 1st floor of the new section (along hallway, second classroom to the right).
  • Library 200 - computer classroom with 25 student computers and 1 instructor computer, document camera, data projector; and VCR/DVD capabilities. Additional chairs and stools are available for larger classes. Located on the 2nd floor of the library.
  • West Study Room - small classroom with conference table and 12 upholstered chairs (additional chairs are available). TV/VCR available. Located on 2nd floor, behind the west emergency stairwell.
  • Seminar Room - classroom with 21 armchairs and small table with 6 chairs. TV/VCR and DVD player available. Located on lower level adjacent to the stairs.

Please make your reservations as early as possible, but no later than 24 hours before the event or class. Room reservations are not processed during the weekend, so reservations made on Friday afternoon, Saturday, or Sunday will not be processed until Monday. Library rooms fill up fast, so reserve early to insure the space you need is available for you. Place your room reservation online by going to the library home page and clicking on Room Reservation. Note: Library 200 and 201 are computer classrooms and like all other computer labs on campus are scheduled through the Information Technology department. To make reservations easier, though, we have included the ability to reserve these two rooms on the library online reservation system.

Contact Bill Stoddard or Becky Rollo at x1215 (press 4 for circulation) for more information. For questions regarding reserving Library 200 or 201, please contact Chris Perrotta at x1359.

COURSE RESERVES

  1. Deliver materials for Course Reserve to the Circulation Desk. Include a syllabus and fill out a Course Reserve Form for each class.
    • If you are using library materials and cannot pull them yourself, you will need to allow ample time (preferably 2 to 3 business days) for the circulation staff to pull and process the items.
    • Reserves are not processed on Saturdays.
    • Materials dropped off on Friday will not be available until Sunday evening or possibly Monday morning.
    • Materials are NOT IMMEDIATELY AVAILABLE TO YOUR STUDENTS, so please plan ahead.
  2. Choose the loan period you'd like the materials to circulate. The loan periods are:
    • LIBRARY USE ONLY - circulates 2 hours and may not leave the library.
    • 1 DAY - circulates for 1 day and may be checked out & returned anytime on due date.
    • 3 DAY - circulates for 3 days and may be checked out & returned anytime on due date.
    • 7 DAY - circulates for 7 days and may be checked out & returned anytime on due date.
  3. Copyright compliance must be met if using any copyrighted materials.
    • Request permission from the copyright holder to use anything photocopied from a copyrighted source.
    • Photocopied materials may be placed on reserve for only one term.
  4. Materials are kept on reserve only during the term they are used. Please pick up personal items at the end of each term.

Contact Bill Stoddard or Becky Rollo at x1215 (press 4 for circulation) for more information.

DVDS/VIDEOS
DVDs and videos are shelved in the stacks with books according to their call number. They are kept in plastic security cases to protect them from theft or misuse. Bring any DVDs and videos you wish to check-out to the circulation desk on the main floor. They circulate for 7 Days. If you plan to show a DVD or video in your class, to make sure it will be available, contact Bill Stoddard x 1985 or Becky Rollo x1799 who will put it on reserve for you and your class.

To limit a search in OPAL or OhioLINK to ONLY retrieve DVDS/VIDEOS:

  1. Perform your search using title, author, keyword, etc.
  2. From the screen with list of titles, Click on Limit This Search in the top tool bar.
  3. Beside Material Type Choose Audiovisual and click on the "Limit/Sort Items" bar.
  4. The citations remaining should be in the audiovisual format.

Otterbein loans DVDs/videos to other libraries for 10 days with no renewals. DVDs and videos that are known to have high usage by Otterbein faculty are not loaned. If you have specific titles that you use frequently, please let either your library liaison or Rebecca Raeske-Grinch x3072 know. We will try to insure your DVD or video is available when you need it. DVDs/videos that are in constant demand by our faculty and students can be set to "Local Use Only" so that they will not circulate to other libraries.

Many OPAL and OhioLINK libraries circulate DVDs/videos and other non-print materials to member libraries. Otterbein circulates videotapes, DVDs, computer CD-ROM, music CDs, phonograph records, cassette tapes, kits, and games. We do not circulate slide sets through OPAL or OhioLINK.

Please see Rebecca Raeske-Grinch x3072 for any concerns about video circulation through OPAL/OhioLINK.

CIRCULATING EQUIPMENT
Equipment, such as laptop computers, data projectors, digital cameras, slide projectors, overhead projectors, compact disc players, tape recorders/players, and video cameras/camcorders can be checked out from the main circulation desk. Most equipment circulates for 1 day. Students as well as staff utilize equipment and that the amount we have is limited. Therefore, availability of equipment is on a first come/first served basis. To reserve equipment, or for more information, go to the equipment website.

Contact Bill Stoddard or Becky Rollo at x1215 (press 4 for circulation) for more information.

CREATE LINKS FOR FULL-TEXT ARTICLES IN EBSCOHOST DATABASES

The librarians can assist you in making your reading lists interactive. You can add links from full-text articles from the library's databases (e.g. Academic Source Premier) to your online course web page or Blackboard. You can choose from thousands of full-text magazines, journals and newspapers!

  1. Open Internet Explorer on your computer.
  2. Visit the Otterbein library's home page. http://library.otterbein.edu
  3. Under Find Articles and more use the Select One drop-down box and choose either Databases – by subject or Databases – by title .
  4. Select a full-text database such as Academic Source Complete.
  5. Type your search. You can search for a topic or for a specific author.
  6. If available, click the box to find only full text articles.
  7. Click on the Search button.
  8. From, your search results, click on the title of the article you would like to use.
  9. Highlight the URL at the bottom of the citation beside “ Persistent link to this article”
  10. Press CTRL-C to copy.
  11. If not already present at the beginning of the url, type the following link in your Web page: http://ezproxy.otterbein.edu/login?url=
  12. Click to place the cursor at the end of the link
  13. Press CTRL-V to paste the persistent link at the end of the link after “url=”.
  14. Use the complete link that you just created in your course web page.

For example, the link for your course page would look like this: http://ezproxy.otterbein.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=a9h&AN=29414250&loginpage=Login.asp&site=ehost-live&scope=site

The librarians can assist you with selecting the right database to find your full-text articles (if available), show you how to construct the links for your online course web page, and add them to your course web page.

Contact Jane Wu x1027 for more information.

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