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Maag Library Guide to Online Services: Home


In line with ongoing efforts by state and university officials to slow the spread of COVID-19, YSU's Maag Library & Curriculum Resource Center (CRC) are closed.
Library staff are available virtually to support online research, teaching, and learning for faculty and students.


Maag Library and the CRC are now lending resources from their local collections via a contactless self-service pickup model. A tutorial is available with instructions. Pickup times are Mondays & Wednesdays 9am-noon. The OhioLINK libraries are planning to start statewide lending later in the summer. Please stay tuned.

Returns for Maag and the CRC can be dropped off in the Maag Library north entrance foyer during the above times. Books can be placed in the outside book drop at any time, located on the west side of the library facing Ward Beecher.

Special accommodations can be requested at


The library will attempt to obtain interlibrary loan requests for electronic materials, including journal articles. Since this service is dependent upon other institutions being open and able to share materials, we cannot guarantee that we can fill your request, but we will do our best to find it for you.

Request Forms

Copyright & Fair Use

Public Statement of Library Copyright Specialists: Fair Use & Emergency Remote Teaching & Research: This Statement is meant to provide clarity for U.S. colleges and universities about how copyright law applies to the many facets of remote teaching and research in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak.


Library staff are available to support online research, teaching, and learning for faculty and students.

  • Chat: Use Chat Box on the library home page during these hours:
    • Monday - Friday: 8:00am-5:00pm.
    • Leave message when chat is offline.
  • Email: Use Ask A Librarian during above times.
  • Virtual Research Appointments: Request a Virtual Research Appointment with a librarian for research help using WebEx or Zoom.
  • Subject Librarians: Email your Subject Librarian for subject or class-specific help.


The library offers many useful Research Guides to help you with your research. Listed below are guides that you may find useful for online research and learning.


All electronic resources are available and can be accessed at the Maag Library website. Below are links you may find useful for online research and learning.


► When using databases off campus, you will be asked to authenticate with your last name and YSU ID#.

► Occasionally you may need to clear your cookies or switch to a different browser.

► You must be disconnected from the VPN to use the databases. You can logout and back in to the VPN using:

  • Globe at bottom right of computer screen:
    Cisco AnyConnect Globe Icon
    Click the up (^) arrow. When you hover over the globe, it says "Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client."


  • Magnifying glass at bottom left of screen to search for “Remote Desktop Connection.”
    Windows Search Icon