Search the Library Collections

Collections at the Courtright Memorial Library include a variety of databases, resources, and discovery tools. You may find it worthwhile to use a combination of tools to achieve the most thorough search due to the varied and complex nature of the collections. If you have questions, just Ask A Librarian.

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Research Databases

A broad range of full text journals and databases designed for research
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A to Z Journal List

A-Z Title list of journals available in a variety of formats
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Search for Books

Otterbein Catalog

Our main catalogue, including all materials owned by the Courtright Library as well as referencing those shared through the OPAL consortium of 24 Ohio academic libraries.
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OhioLINK Catalog

OhioLINK Library Catalog contains over 13 million unique titles from its 121 member libraries and the State Library of Ohio.
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SearchOhio, a network of public library systems throughout the state. To request a SearchOhio item, click the turquoise “request item” button by the title you want.
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A global catalog of library materials.
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Search the Course Reserves

  • On your Web browser, open the OPAL Catalog.
  • Under Course Reserves, enter your search term in the appropriate field:
    • Course Search (e.g., INST 2001)
    • Instructor Search (last name, first)
  • If more than one course is listed for an instructor, click the course title to see the respective materials.

For how long can I borrow Course Reserve items?

Our Course Reserve collection includes books, articles, videos, and music that have been given shorter loan periods as designated by professors for use in specific courses.

Loan Periods
2 Hour (Library Use Only) These materials circulate for 2 hours and may not pass the security gate at the entrance to the main part of the library. This loan period is only available for Faculty Owned reserves (if requested) and any other items that the library deems appropriate. 
2 Hour These materials circulate for 2 hours but have no location based usage restrictions. 
1 Day The materials are due at the time the library closes on the day specified.
3 Days The materials are due at the time the library closes on the day specified.
7 Days The materials are due at the time the library closes on the day specified.


Search Our Special Collections

Equity & Inclusion (Erin McKenzie)

The Equity and Inclusion Collection in memory of Erin McKenzie promotes learning and discovery.  It seeks to confirm and challenge old notions and new ones.

Erin McKenzie

Westerville Public Library Book Nook

Opening in the spring of 2018, our Book Nook collaboration brings a browsing collection of popular fiction from the shelves of Westerville Public Library to the hands of the Otterbein community. All items are available for check out under SearchOhio circulation policies and new books are brought in every 3-4 months.

Faculty & Staff​ Development Collections

The Center for Teaching & Learning has partnered with the library to create a rich collection of resources on Faculty Development. This section of the library is housed on the third floor near the CTL offices. Found in that same area is a collection curated by the Center of Teaching and Learning to support staff development.

Otterbein Young Adult Collection

The Courtright Memorial Library’s Young Adult Collection (or YA Collection) is located on the lower level of the library next to Sarah’s Corner and outside of the Lower Level Learning Lab. In this collection, users will find classic and popular works of fiction by authors including Jason Reynolds, Rainbow Rowell, and John Green. Although these books typically target readers between ages 12-18, YA is popular with adults, too! This collection is updated frequently, so keep watching for new books from diverse authors.


Otterbein Game Collection

The Game Collection, found on the first floor of the library along the western wall, consists of board games, video games, roleplaying games, and materials about games and gaming. Items from the Game Collection can be checked out and taken out of the library for use.


Please see the Library’s full Schedule of Operations for additional information.

Contact the Library

138 West Main Street.
Westerville, OH 43081

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