Q. What is a courtesy card? Do I need one?


Courtesy cards are for Alumni and non-BGSU affiliated library users.  However, if you are a cardholder of another OhioLink institution, you can borrow materials via OhioLink without a courtesy card.

In the MLSRA, courtesy card privileges include check-out of any open-stack, circulating materials. Sound recordings and other circulating closed stacks materials are not available to be checked out with a courtesy card.  However, all sound recordings and videos are available for in-house viewing and listening.

Extra Bonus Information!

  • Any Ohio resident may apply for a courtesy card for borrowing privileges at the University Libraries. Please ask at the main circulation desk of Jerome or Firelands Libraries for an application.
  • Courtesy cards may be used by applicant only -- there are no corporate, group, or family cards.
  • If applicant is under 18, the application must be signed by a parent or legal guardian.
  • The fee is $25.00 per year.  This fee is waived for BGSU alumni.
  • Courtesy Card patrons may borrow most BGSU Jerome Main stacks materials and have limited OhioLINK borrowing privileges.
  • Courtesy card borrowers do not have remote access to the online research databases.
  • Some special collection materials (for example: CDs and DVDs) are not loaned to Courtesy Card holders.
  • Courtesy cards are valid for one year, but privileges must be updated at the end of each academic semester.
  • Courtesy Card and Photo ID must be presented at time of application, and every time materials are borrowed.
  • Last Updated Jul 26, 2016
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