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Checking Out Books
Your Surge Card is your passport to checking out library books at the Cincinnati State Library, or for checking out books at ANY participating OhioLINK library.
As a Cincinnati State affiliate, you can borrow books from across the state of Ohio...& they'll get delivered to you AT Cincinnati State's Library for free! In OhioLINK, you'll need to click the green "Request" button & enter your name plus 7-digit College ID to place your request. If you can't make it to the main campus for pickup, you can opt to pick them up at a different OhioLINK location. Find a participating library near you by using OhioLINK's interactive map. Because of Covid-19, we recommend calling the library first to verify if/how they are currently offering book service.
You can access the Library's eBook collections 24/7 from anywhere with an Internet connection by entering in your name plus 7-Digit College ID number. Not sure what your ID number is? Go to MYCSTATE & use the link for "Look Up Username/Reset Your Cincinnati State Password" to retrieve it. Watch our short "Looking Up Your College ID" video for more instructions.
- Ebsco eBook Collection
- Humanities E-Book Project
- Oxford Scholarship Online
- Online Books Page
- Project Gutenberg
- O'Reilly Safari Learning Platform
- Wiley Online Books
Cincinnati State DVDs
NOT AVAILABLE FALL 2020 Physical dvds from the Library's video collection are not available for general circulation during Fall 2020. Faculty who need to borrow an academic film for classroom use should contact the library at x1606.
- Films On Demand
- Academic Film Archive of North America
- C-SPAN Video Library
- OhioLINK Digital Resource Center
- Science Cinema
- Snag Films
OhioLINK Music Center: features more than 78,000 tracks and 21,000 works from the Naxos Music Library. Users can search for and listen to tracks in six genres -- Chinese music, classical music, opera, jazz, spoken word and world music . Flash Player is required.