Services for Undergraduate Students
More tools for student research
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.
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!
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.
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.
Other items for checkout
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.
Learn more about what we lend, loan periods, renewal policies, fines and fees, and requesting materials from other libraries.
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.
- $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.