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Finding Books in MaagNet

Magnifying Glass Use MaagNET, the online library catalog,to locate books and materials available in Maag Library. Search by Author, Title, Keyword, or Subject Heading. Click on a title to access the record for an item, where you will see the item’s Location, Call Number, and Status. This information helps you determine if the book is available and where it is located in the library. 

Reference materials are available for in-library use only and are shelved alphabetically by call number in the Reference Room on the main floor of the library.
Ready Reference materials are held at the Reference Desk and are available for in-library use only.

Locations listed in MaagNET:

  • Maag Stacks items are shelved alphabetically by call number on floors 3-6A.
  • Oversize items are located on the first bank(s) of shelves on each floor.
  • Reserves are available at the Circulation Desk on the main floor.
  • Reference items are located in the Reference Room on the main floor and are available for in-library use only
  • Ready Reference items are shelved behind the Reference Desk for patron request.
  • Microforms, Multimedia & Music materials on located on floor 3.
  • Archives & Special Collections materials are located on floor 5
  • Government Documents & Bound Journals are located on floor 6.
  • CRC materials are located in the Curriculum Resource Center in Beeghly Hall.

To determine on which floor of the library your item is shelved, use the Building Guide online or signs posted in the Reference Room and by the elevators.

Also, if you scroll down in the item’s record, you will find the Library of Congress Subject Headings under which that book has been classified. By clicking on the listed subject headings, you can find other materials on the same or similar topics.


Finding and Requesting Books in OhioLINK

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

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.
• Enter your YSU ID# (“Y” number found on your YSU ID).
• Click on green Submit button.

You will see a confirmation screen that tells 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.

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 Circulation Desk. Be sure to bring your YSU ID for pickup and checkout.

Maag Library Building Guide



6A Call Numbers: QD 86 - Z 3

Silent Study Floor
Government Documents

1 and 2
5A Call Numbers: PR 1500 - QD 85  3
5 Silent Study Floor
Archives & Special Collections
Call Numbers: N - PR 1499
1, 2, and 3
4A Call Numbers: HG - LT 3

Group Study Floor
Group Study Rooms

Library Instruction Room

1 and 2
3A Call Numbers: DT - HF 3

Group Study Floor
FitDesk Bikes
Maag Café
Call Numbers: A - DS, M-MT

1, 2, and 3

Administrative, Librarian & Staff Offices
Library Services Desk & Course Reserves
Current Newspapers
InterLibrary Loan

Research Lab

1, 2, and 3

English Language Institute
Family Study Room

Lactation Room
Podcasting Rooms
Testing Center
Writing Center
Vending Machines

1, 2, and 3
College of Education
Wilcox Curriculum Resource Center (CRC)