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State-wide OhioLINK and SearchOhio delivery delays continue

The State Library of Ohio and OhioLINK, who manage and coordinate the delivery of materials between libraries, recently switched delivery vendors. The new courier, STAT Courier Service, Inc., is facing a severe backlog of delivery items to libraries across the entire state, including the Jessica R. Gund Memorial Library at Cleveland Institute of Art. We have been in regular communication with OhioLINK about our concerns with delays. The State Library of Ohio, OhioLINK, and STAT Courier Service, Inc. are working to resolve this issue as fast as possible.


How long will it be until the books I ordered come in? or
How long until the CIA book I need gets returned?
Unfortunately, we are unable to answer these two questions. The CIA Library is getting regular deliveries and pickups now, so the wait is much shorter than it was over the summer. Please be assured that all involved parties are working as hard as possible to resolve this issue.

Delays are expected to continue for the entire Fall 2021 semester, so please plan accordingly.

What are my options while I wait?
Please contact the library to help you identify an ebook version or a print copy at a library you can visit in person. Use the chat service during the library's open hours or email us anytime.


The Gund Library is a member of OhioLINK, a consortium of 117 Ohio colleges and universities, and the State Library of Ohio. OhioLINK provides access to millions of items statewide, as well as an array of digital resources. Click here for OhioLINK's main page.

Who may borrow OhioLINK items?

Cleveland Institute of Art degree-program students and faculty, emeritus faculty, and most staff may borrow items from OhioLINK.

Requesting OhioLINK Items

If an item is unavailable through our catalog, then it’s possible to borrow it through OhioLINK. Materials may be requested from other OhioLINK libraries for delivery to the Gund Library in approximately 3-5 business days. There is no fee for borrowing OhioLINK materials.

Once you have located the item you want in the OhioLINK central catalog:

  • Click on “request this item” link
  • Select “CWRU” as your institution and “CIA--Gund Art Library” as your pick-up location
  • Type in your name and your library account number, and click “submit”
  • You will receive an email at your CIA email address when your requested item is available for pick up

OhioLINK Loan Periods and Fines

General loan periods

  • Faculty: loan period is 42 days with 6 renewals
  • Students and staff: loan period is 21 days with 6 renewals.
  • DVDs and CDs: loan period is 7 days and these items are usually not renewable

OhioLINK fines

  • Replacement fee for lost or damaged items: $125. If item is returned after billing, the fine will be reduced to $50. If you have lost or damaged an OhioLINK item, please contact us as soon as possible. 

Courtesy notices, overdue notices, and bills for OhioLINK items are sent to your CIA email address.

Borrowing privileges are suspended if the amount owed on your library account exceeds $15.00.

Using OhioLINK Databases

Access to the OhioLINK databases is available on campus and remotely from off campus.

Visiting Other OhioLINK Libraries

As a current student, faculty or staff with a clear library record, you have borrowing privileges at any OhioLINK library. Present a valid CIA ID to that library’s circulation staff, and tell them you are an OhioLINK visiting patron.

If an item is not available through our local consortium catalog, please check the OhioLINK catalog, SearchOhio, and the Cleveland Public Library catalog. If you still can't find what you're looking for, ask the staff about Interlibrary Loan Services.


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