Services for Undergraduate Students

More tools for student research

LibGuides link to resources perfect for specific subjects (such as business or music) or specific classes.


Browse our scholarly journal subscriptions on your iPad or iPhone using the BrowZine app.


Save citations and automatically format bibliographies using RefWorks.


At Jerome Library, we're here to help! You can chat with a librarian whenever the reference desk is open using the chat box on the right.

BGSU Libraries also offers free individual consultations to students. Our librarians provide one-on-one in-depth help with research projects, can teach you how to use a specific database, introduce you to research tools at Jerome Library, or just simply give a ‘refresher course’ on library research!

You can make an appointment with a librarian through our online booking system any time. For individual appointments with a subject specialist, please contact us to request the contact info for the librarian in your area. 

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Learning Commons

Located on the first floor of Jerome Library, the Learning Commons offers academic coaching, subject tutoring, supplemental instruction, writing assistance through the writing center, and a center for mathematics and statistics. In addition, the Learning Commons has some textbooks and computers, group study rooms, and lots of friendly staff to help you!

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The Student Technology Assistance Center (STAC) offers peer-to-peer instruction on a variety of software applications for undergraduate, graduate and distance students. Assistance is available by appointment, through drop-in visits, one-on-one, in small groups or through class visits.

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Textbooks and Course Reserves

Many professors put the textbooks for their courses on reserve. Reserve materials, for the most part, may be checked out for a limited time and used in the library. If your textbook is not on reserve, you may be able to find a copy in OhioLINK.

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BGSU, OhioLINK and InterLibrary Loan

BGSU items can generally be checked out for three weeks by undergraduates/one semester by graduate students, with unlimited renewals. Students can also request books from other Ohio libraries using OhioLINK; they generally arrive in 3-5 days. Pdfs of articles or book chapters can be requested using ILLiad.

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Other items for checkout

Borrow a laptop

Borrow a laptop! We have both Mac and PC computers for use in the library. The Macs include photo and video software.


Borrow a charger! We have chargers for iOS and Android cell phones and tablets as well as laptops if your battery is getting low.


Borrow a Kindle! They can be checked out for three weeks at a time and renewed. See if a Kindle is available.


Borrow an iPad! They can be checked out for one week at a time. See if an iPad is available.

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Learn more about what we lend, loan periods, renewal policies, fines and fees, and requesting materials from other libraries.

Borrowing & Requesting

Study Spaces

Seventh floor group study

7th floor
- Reservable group spaces
- Tables and booths
- Vending machines

First floor lobby 1st floor lobby
- comfy chairs
- low tables
- printing and scanning
- computers
Learning Commons Learning Commons
- group study rooms
- natural light
- tables & chairs
- computers
First floor cafe

1st floor cafe
- tables and booths
- close to snacks
- microwave

First floor light court 1st floor light court
- tables, chairs, comfiness
- electrical outlets
- natural light
- close to books
Second floor atrium 2nd floor atrium
- tables, chairs, comfiness
- electrical outlets
- natural light
First floor gov docs 1st floor gov docs
- large tables & chairs
- close to print journals
- quieter
Eighth floor quiet study

8th floor
- individual desks
- tables & chairs
- electrical outlets
- great view!

Printing & Scanning

You can copy and print (black and white or color) at the library with your BG1 Card or your BGSU username and password.

Printing/copying costs

  • $0.05 for a one-sided black-and-white page
  • $0.09 for a two-sided black-and-white page
  • $0.18 for a one-sided color page
  • $0.35 for a two-sided color page

Scanning is free. Our copy machines will scan multiple-page documents to pdfs and send them via email.

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