Not all ONID users have access to these licensed online library services:   

  • Library proxy, which gives online access to
    • Library Databases 
    • E-journals
    • E-books
  • Interlibrary Loan (ILL) , which gives users the ability to request library materials that OSU Libraries does not have from other libraries in the ILL system.

To check to see if you or another ONID user should have access, see the Library Electronic Services Matrix below.

Requesting access

If you are an ONID user with a business case for library electronic services, please fill out this form.  Please provide a justification for access, such as continuing an OSU research project, being a visiting scholar, teaching an OSU course.

The Acquisitions Unit staff in the library will review your request and either grant or deny it. Additional questions:  Library e-resources contact form

 

Library Electronic Services Matrix

Patron Type Definition Expected access Troubleshooting
Enrolled Students Students enrolled in current term  Library proxy, Interlibrary Loan  Refer to ONID troubleshooting

Employees 

 

  • Classified staff
  • Academic ranked faculty
  • Professional faculty 
  • Courtesy faculty 
  • Emeritus faculty 
  • Post doc scholar
  • Clinical Fellow
  • Grad Fellow
Library proxy, Interlibrary Loan  Refer to ONID troubleshooting
Associates 

OSUL has opted for the following to have access to library electronic services 

  • CAMP
  • HS Equivalency Program 
  • INTO OSU 
  • J1 Visa Intern
  • Library Fellowship
  • External Vet Med Student
Library proxy, Interlibrary Loan  Refer to ONID troubleshooting
Sponsored ONID accounts


A department "sponsors" the customer ONID. Account sponsorship does not guarantee access to services.

No access to library electronic services, unless requested and approved by library.

First, the person must have a sponsored account.

Once they have a sponsored account, they must request library access 

Affiliate Faculty  Named by department  No access to library electronic services  See OSU HR guidance
Affiliates  Spouse or partner of OSU faculty, staff or student No access to library electronic services  
OSU Alumni   No access to library electronic services  
OSU Foundation    No access to library electronic services  
Retirees   No access to library electronic services