The purpose of displays in the Ohio Dominican University Library is to educate, inform and promote the sharing of information with the students, staff, and faculty of Ohio Dominican University.
Guided by the Dominican motto, to contemplate truth and to share with others the fruits of this contemplation, the contents of a display ought to:
Displays are not for the purpose of promoting personal views/opinions, or commercial and organizational positions.
Display areas include: large display table and window on the Top Floor near the entrance/exit doors, the small display table on the Top Floor near the Reading Room, and the foyer space on the Top Floor.
Requesting a Display
Requests can be made online through myODU or by completing a paper form available at the Circulation Services Desk. Display space is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Ohio Dominican University Library has established guidelines to ensure ease of accessibility.
For more information, contact Access Services Coordinator via email or telephone at (614) 251-4676.
Please notify us if your plans change, because another display may have been requested for the same time period.
Study rooms are available on a mostly first-come, first-served basis. If you do wish to reserve a study room, you can ask to do so at the Circulation Services Desk by asking for Tim Sandusky, Access Services Coordinator. We can reserve a room for you by placing a “Reserved” sign in the window of the study room stating your preferred day and time. Study room reservations are limited to no more than two hours.
Classrooms in Spangler can be reserved through the Registrar at 614-251-4650.
If you are an outside group looking to host your event on campus, visit the ODU Event Hosting web page for more information.
Books and other materials are retrieved from the Book Drop every weekday between 8 and 10 a.m. Items dropped over the weekend will be retrieved Monday morning.
When books/materials are checked in, they are backdated to the previous day. Weekend items will be backdated to Friday.
Items turned in during campus closures are backdated to the last day the Spangler Learning Center was open.
The following are official ODU Library building policies. If you have questions or comments, feel free to contact Circulation Services
To foster a welcoming environment conducive to study and research, the following guidelines have been established concerning appropriate noise levels. Continued excessive noise will be cause for a patron being asked to leave the building.
Because Spangler Learning Center staff cannot guarantee the safety of children who are left unattended while parents attend class, and also to ensure an atmosphere conducive to study and research, patrons are discouraged from bringing minors (children under the age of 18) to the Spangler Learning Center.
All publicity to be displayed in Spangler Learning Center should be approved at the Student Activities Office or by the Director, Library Services. Publicity may only be posted on designated bulletin boards. Publicity may NOT be posted on glass, walls or doors.
Publicity found in undesignated areas, or any publicity without approval, will be removed. Individuals or organizations are responsible for removing all publicity within 24 hours after the event.
Please visit our monthly calendar for our building hours..
All library materials, including DVDs, VHS tapes, and CD-ROMs, can be placed in the book drop.
Materials dropped in the Book Drop are protected from the elements.
Spangler Learning Center does not have a change machine, but the ODU Business Office provides change during their hours of operation.
There are no telephones or fax machines in Spangler for public use. However, there is a fax machine in the Mailroom in Erskine Hall that students can use for a small fee.
OhioLINK is a consortium of Ohio college and university libraries, including ODU Library, that shares library resources.
Through the OhioLINK catalog, you can request materials from other member libraries and have them sent to ODU Library for you to pick up.
More about OhioLINK can be found at http://www.ohiolink.edu/about/what-is-ol.html.
The OhioLINK Library Catalog provides information about the materials available from the member libraries.
Find information about using the OhioLINK Library Catalog from Research 101, ODU Library's research tutorial.
Yes. It is completely safe to use any part of the ODU Library Catalog or website on your smartphone or any other mobile device, despite a warning message you might receive.
When you try to use certain parts of the ODU Library Catalog or website, such as My Library Account or Make a Suggestion or Comment, on a smartphone, you may receive a warning about an invalid “website certificate” or “untrusted connection.”
Simply click or tap the appropriate button (“Accept,” “Continue,” “Add Exception,” etc.) to ignore the warning and continue.
These warning messages occur because of the type of website (SSL) certificate used by ODU.
A certificate is a special file on a website that allows your smartphone (or computer) to verify the identity of the website. The certificate is created by a trusted organization, called a Certificate Issuer.
Most of the time, the Issuer is automatically recognized by your device, but ODU’s Certificate Issuer, DigiCert, is unknown to some devices. Nevertheless, the certificate is valid, and any information sent between your device and the website is automatically encrypted.
See Figures 1 and 2 for more information about ODU’s Certificate.
Borrowing items from the ODU Library depends on the type of item and whether you are a current student, alumni, or faculty/staff.
We recommend you allow 5-7 business days for your requested item to arrive. Depending on the owning library's location & response time, the item may be delivered anywhere from 3-10 days from the date of request.
You may check the status of your request by logging in to your ODU Library account.