What is OhioLINK?

If we do not own an item you want, we offer you the free service of borrowing it from another library when possible. This interlibrary loan service takes place through OhioLINK, a consortium of Ohio's college and university libraries and the State Library of Ohio.

How do I request items?

  1. Search for desired item within the OhioLINK catalog.
  2. Click on Request Item.
  3. Choose Westerville Public Library from drop-down list.
  4. Enter your name and your library card number.
  5. Choose the institution at which you would like to pick up the requested item.
  6. Choose your pickup location.
  7. Click Submit.
  8. The item will be pulled off of the owning library's shelf and delivered to the Westerville Library.

How do I know when it's here?

Once you have placed a hold, you will see it appear on your holds screen in your account with a status of Requested.

  1. When the item has been shipped, its status will show as In Transit.
  2. When the item is ready and available for you to pick up, its status will show as Received.
  3. If you have opted into email notices, you will be notified when it is available to pick up at the library.


  • Items are usually available within 3-5 business days.
  • Items will remain on hold shelf at pickup institution for 10 days.
  • For printed items, the loan period is 21 days (6 renewals if no holds on item).
  • For media items, the loan period is 7 days (3 renewals if no holds on item).
  • Overdue fine is 50 cents per day with a maximum overdue fine of $25.00.
  • An additional replacement fee of $125.00 will be billed for any item not returned within 30 days of the due date.
  • If you currently have 25 items requested, checked out or returned through SearchOhio or OhioLINK, you will be unable to request more OhioLINK items until other items have cleared from your account.
  • Borrowing privileges are denied to any user who has one or more overdue items on account.
  • OhioLINK policies, fines and charges are determined by the OhioLINK consortium and cannot be waived or negotiated.

Note: If you are unable to find the item you want through OhioLINK, feel free to try our other borrowing service, SearchOhio.

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