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How to Find Books: How to Find & Request Books in OhioLINK



Not sure where to start? Search Everything simultaneously searches MaagNET, the OhioLINK Library Catalog, and most of the research databases for books, articles, ebooks, government documents, theses & dissertations, etc.

Visit the Maag Library Home Page, click on the "Search Everything" tab, enter your keywords, and Search.

Use the left sidebar to refine and limit your results.


OhioLINK LogoUse the OhioLINK Library Catalog to locate items available from other OhioLINK institutions. Available items may be requested and delivered to Maag Library for checkout (allow 3-5 business days).

Use the same search techniques to search the OhioLINK Library Catalog that you use in MaagNET. Once you have located a book that you would like to request, check the Status column under Library Holdings. You may have to click on Display Holdings of OhioLINK Libraries. As long as one of the libraries lists the book as AVAILABLE, you may request it:

  • Click on green Request button.
  • Select Youngstown State from dropdown list of institutions and Submit.
  • Enter your name and YSU ID# (“Y” number found on your YSU ID).
  • Click on green Submit button.
  • A confirmation screen will tell you if your transaction has been successful.
  • Delivery time is approximately 3 to 5 business days.
  • When your items arrive, an email will be sent to your YSU email account.
  • Be sure to bring your YSU ID to the Library Services Desk for pickup and checkout.

To check the status of your request, go to your Library Account and log in using your name and YSU ID#. A request will have one of three statuses: REQUESTED, IN TRANSIT or OHIOLINK RECVD. OHIOLINK RECVD indicates the item is ready for checkout at the Library Services Desk.