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Faculty Resources: OhioLINK

This page was created specifically for faculty. Use this guide to find tips for creating effective library assignments, book your library instruction classes and find links to useful library resources.

What is OhioLINK?

The Ohio Library and Information Network, OhioLINK, is a consortium of 88 Ohio college and university libraries, and the State Library of Ohio, that work together to provide Ohio students, faculty and researchers with the information they need for teaching and research.  Serving more than 600,000 students, faculty and staff at 89 institutions, OhioLINK's membership includes 16 public/research universities, 23 community/technical colleges, 49 private colleges and the State Library of Ohio. 

Together, OhioLINK and its member libraries provide access to:

  • 48 million books and other library materials
  • Millions of electronic articles
  • 14,000 electronic journals
  • 150 electronic research databases
  • 62,000 e-books
  • Thousands of images, videos and sounds
  • 26,000 theses and dissertations from Ohio students

Accessing OhioLINK Online Resources

OhioLINK resources are available 24/7 both on and off-campus. 

  • Access to OhioLINK Online Resources:  If you are accessing the research databases, Digital Media Center, E-Book Center or any other OhioLINK online resources from off-campus you will be asked to log in.  You will need to select your institution which is Stark State College, Main Campus.  After clicking submit you will log in using your Stark State account user name and password. 

How to Find and Order OhioLINK Books and Materials

Search for books from OhioLINK libraries!

 OhioLINK Catalog: 

To Request Books:      

·         You can search for books by Keyword, Author, or Title

·         Once you find the item you want and determine its availability click on the link to REQUEST THIS ITEM

·         Select Kent State U as your institution and fill in your information under the Guest Login.  (Use you S Number for the password.)  Don’t forget to select Stark as your pick-up location.

·         (Remember: Please allow 3-4 business days for the item to arrive.  You must pick up and return your items at the KSU Stark Library using your SSCT Student ID.)

·         OhioLINK books checkout for 3 weeks and may be renewed up to 4 times.

·         OhioLINK overdue fines are $.50/day and $50 if they are more than 30 days overdue.


View Your Library Record:

 ·         From the library page in Mystarkstate, under Research Tools and Resources click on KentLINK.

·         In the blue bar across the top click on the link to My Library Account or use this direct link,

  My Library Account

·         Use the login box on the right.  Fill in your name and S Number.

·         From here you can see the books you have requested and/or checked out.  You can also renewyour items here or call the KSU Stark Library at 330-244-3330.


This is My OhioLINK

A lost student finds his way with the help of OhioLINK. Created by Eric Rieper from Wright State University for the "My OhioLINK" contest.