Requesting Materials from the Depository

The Book Depository houses lesser-used materials from the library collections on campus. It is not open to the public; materials can be requested by OSU and OhioLINK patrons at any circulation desk on campus, or requests for materials with the location OSU Book Depository can be placed directly on-line by library users. Staff will pull materials from the collection in the Depository and deliver the item(s) to the pickup location designated by the requesting individual.

Materials located at the " Remote" Depository that say ASK at DESK need to be requested through the appropriate Special Collection Area.  A staff member from the Special Collection Area will contact the Depository directly, and the item will be delivered via Depository courier to the special collection area. This material must be used in-house during the hours that the Special Collection Area is staffed.

Library patrons may page material from the Depository as they would from any other OSU Library location. The quickest way to receive an item is to designate the Thompson Library, as the pick-up location for the book. In most cases, the book arrives at this designated location on the same day that it was requested. Requests placed after 11:00 am are processed and delivered the following day after 1:00 pm. Holiday requests are processed the morning of the first workday after the holiday.

Local library patrons may also request that Depository material be sent via campus mail to a campus office or may designate that another library be assigned as the pick-up location for the requested item. In these cases, actual delivery of the material depends on the schedule of the campus courier service.

The Library Book Depository is normally staffed

Monday through Sunay: 8:00am to 5:00pm

Operating hours are reduced during the quarter break periods to Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm. The Depository is closed on all university observed holidays