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How do I get off-campus access to resources?

Off-campus access to online resources is reserved for students, faculty, and staff of Tiffin University. For off-campus, online access, you will need a library barcode. Your library barcode is your university ID number followed by TUP (Example: 000123456TUP).

How do I get a library barcode?

Your library barcode is your university ID number followed by TUP. For example, Joe Smith with a university ID number of 000123456 would have a library barcode of 000123456TUP. If you are unsure of you university ID number, you can contact the library at library@tiffin.edu.

TU visitors can obtain a library card by visiting the circulation desk with a photo ID.

What do I do if I'm told my account is expired?

If you try to use your library barcode and you receive a message saying your account is expired, contact your librarian. S/He will verify your university status and extend your expiration date.

As long as you are teaching or attending classes at TU, though, your library barcode should be up-to-date extending to the end of your current course.

What is DragonQuest?

DragonQuest is our catalog of materials that you might find somewhere “in print.” It combines OhioLINK’s library catalog, which contains print materials that are only available to those willing to come to Ohio, and Tiffin University’s enormous online collection of books and articles into one database so that you can find most of our resources in one place.

How can I find books and journals (scholarly material)?

To find scholarly material, the library recommends you use DragonQuest. You will have access to almost all of our databases through DragonQuest, and it will be much more reliable than Google.

Will you have my textbooks?

Unless your professor has put your book on course reserve, it is unlikely that we have your textbook. You may want to check with the bookstore to see what options are available. With that said, you can always check our catalog and OhioLINK!

How do I check out books?

Once you have the book from the stacks or receive an arrival email for a requested book, see the student worker at the circulation desk. If you'd like to know how long you'll keep the material, check out our circulation policies, but we'll always give you the due date at the time of checkout. 

Returning Books

Books can then be returned at the circulation desk or in the drop box outside the library.

How do I renew a book?

You can renew an item by checking your library account before the book is due. After selecting the books, you will want to hit one of the renew buttons.

Circled is the the renew buttons in your library account.

However, if the items are overdue, you will not be able to renew your books. You will need to visit the circulation desk to pay your fine and renew the items.

What are library fines?

Library fines occur when you fail to return or renew an item by its due date or time. You can always check the due date or renew your items online. Once an item is overdue, you will no longer be able to request, renew, nor check out more items. You can learn more about library fines in our circulation policies.

Can I complete my study table hours in the library?

Yes! Bring your student ID and see the student worker at the circulation desk.

Can I reserve one of the study rooms?

Yes! The study rooms must be reserved 12 hours in advanced and meet the conditions. When the study rooms have no reservations, they are first come, first served. Check with the front desk to see if a study room has been reserved.

How do I get a job at the library?

Typically we do all of our hiring at the end of the semester for the next semester. To apply, see Human Resources for an application and turn it into the library front desk.