Library PickUp

You can now request books from our Library or from other Ohio libraries (OhioLINK, SearchOhio) & pick them up at Cincinnati State!

Please see our Hours page for current availability.

Find Books

Search BLINK, the Library’s online catalog for books, or look for books from across Ohio by using OhioLINK!

Need help? Our Step-by-Step tutorial will show you what to do.

Request your Item

When you find something you like, click the title to open more information about it. From there, you’ll click the “Request” button, then enter your name & 7-digit College ID to request it for Library PickUp. Be sure to click the “Submit” button, then confirm your submission!

Check it Out

You’ll receive an email when the item is available for Library Pickup. Before visiting us:

  • Find & bring your Surge Card.
  • Check our Hours page to make sure we’ll be there when you are.

Return it (or Renew it)


The Library’s Book Drop is located right outside the Library’s doors (Main 170). The Book Drop is accessible during the College’s open hours. All returned items go through a brief quarantine period before being checked in, so do not be worried if you see the item(s) on your account for a few days after dropping it off.

New Book Drop Located Outside of Library


Eligible items may be renewed by accessing Your Library Account. Please pay attention to your screen as some items may not be renewed or may have differing new due dates from each other.