- Check out books from the LCCC library.
- Request library items through OhioLINK when not available at LCCC.
- Use any research database from off-campus.
If you do not have a Library ID, or if your Library ID is not updated for the semester, stop at the CIRCULATION desk with a copy of your schedule. The front of the ID has a 14-digit number above the bar code that you will have to type when requesting materials through OhioLINK or trying to use research databases from an off-campus location. An updated ID should have a sticker on the back for the current semester.
Before you will be allowed to access the databases, you must prove you are an eligible user (this two-step process is also known as authentication--see below). In general, eligible users include all LCCC/UP students, faculty, and staff who meet the following criteria:
- You must currently be registered at the LCCC Library.
- You have no unpaid fines or overdue material.
If you are trying to access a database from off-campus, or when you are viewing the OhioLINK catalog and choose to request an item, you will have to authenticate (see above). Follow the steps below:
|1||On the OhioLINK Institution Selection Form, choose Lorain County Community College from the list.|
|2||On the OhioLINK Authentication Form, follow the instructions provided, entering your name and the 14-digit number located directly above the barcode on your Library ID card. (See Library ID box to the right on this tab.)|