OhioLINK Borrowing Service

Current students, staff, faculty, YSU retirees, Alumni Association members, and Friends of Maag Library may borrow items from another OhioLINK Library IF the item is not available through the MaagNet Library Catalog. The catalogs of other Ohio colleges, universities, and public libraries can be searched through the OhioLINK Library Catalog. Items may be requested through the catalog to be delivered to an OhioLINK destination of your choice. See OhioLINK to learn more about this consortium.

Please Note: OhioLINK deliveries take 3-5 business days.

Requesting from OhioLINK

To request an item from the OhioLINK Library Catalog:

  1. Click the “Libraries have this item” link.
  2. Scroll down the list of libraries to see if a copy is AVAILABLE.
  3. If AVAILABLE click  the green REQUEST button.
  4. Select “Youngstown State” as your institution.
  5. Enter your name.
  6. Enter your YSU ID# ("Y" number).
  7. Select where you want your item(s) delivered – default is YSU.
  8. Submit the request.
  9. Receipt of a successful request is indicated.
  10. A YSU email will be sent when your item(s) arrive.

Viewing the Request Status

To track the status of an OhioLINK request:

  1. Go to your Library Record.
  2. Type in your name and YSU ID# ("Y" number).
  3. Submit the request.
  4. Click the “requests (holds)” link.
  5. Title, status, and pickup location will be noted.
  6. Status possibilities: REQUESTED, IN TRANSIT or OHIOLINK RECVD.
  7. OHIOLINK RECVD indicates the item is ready for checkout.
  8. Don’t forget to logout of your Library Record.