Searching for Materials at UC & OhioLINK

The UC library catalog is a searchable database of all print materials and many online materials that are in UC libraries.

The OhioLINK Catalog allows for searching of books and other materials across the State of Ohio. Search OhioLINK if an item is unavailable at UC.

Using the library catalog, you can request to have one circulating materials from one UC library or an OhioLINK library be sent to the GMP Library. You will receive an email when the requested item is available for pick-up at the circulation desk.

Note: it can take 3-5 business days to receive materials requested from another UC or OhioLINK library. UC materials can sometimes be obtained more quickly by picking up the item in-person at that location.

For journal articles, check the Full-Text Journal Finder for electronic availability, and the Library Catalog's journal search for print holdings. Note: older backfiles for most journals are only available in print.


Many publications (books, bound journals, government documents) are located in remote storage, Southwest Ohio Depository (SWORD). UC students, faculty, and staff can request books through the library catalog, and journal articles through Interlibrary Loan (ILLIAD).

Users not affiliated with UC should request journal articles from SWORD using this SWORD Request Form . You will receive an email containing a PDF of the scanned article.

Map & Large-Format Equipment

  • A 24" X 35" light table is available for student or faculty use and is located in the Meyer Map Collection area.
  • A black and white large format copier is available for student or faculty use and is located adjacent to the library entrance. The copier will reproduce documents up to 36" wide and of any length. Ratio is 1:1. Copies are $2 each (cash only), and are made by the library staff.
  • A oversized document scanner is available for student or faculty use and is located in room 240E (near the staff offices). Scans in color documents 36" wide up to any length. Image can be saved to thumb-drive or e-mailed. No charge for scanning. Please ask library staff for assistance.

Recommend a Book / Journal

Please send requests for books, journals and other research materials related to Physics & Astronomy and Mathematics to Mark Chalmers.

Please send requests for books, journals, and other research materials related to Geology, Geography, Environmental Science, and Cartographic Materials (Maps) to Holly Prochaska.