Forms for patrons of Jerome Library

Forms for patrons of Ogg Science Library

Forms for patrons of Firelands Library


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Online Forms for Circulation Services at BGSU Firelands, and Main Campus Libraries


Some of these forms are submittable online via email. Other forms can be edited online, but must be printed out and submitted in person, by mail or by fax to the circulation desk of Jerome or Firelands library where you intend to pick up the materials.

Technical information (software required, manipulating the forms, printing) / Turning in the forms and having them processed

Technical Information

  • PDF forms require Adobe Acrobat Reader 4.0 to be loaded on the computer you are using to view and edit the forms. Using any other version of Reader may cause problems with printing and editing. Adobe Acrobat Reader is free and you can download it from Adobe over the Internet by clicking the icon below.

  • To fill in the forms online, put your cursor in the spaces provided for filling in information. Use the "tab" key to move from entry to entry or click in the next space. "Enter" or "Return" will clear the field, not commit data! Some spaces meant for staff use are not active and will not accept data. If you need to make a correction, click back into the field to make it active and retype your corrections.
  • Due to Acrobat design features and library confidentiality policies, these forms clear all information upon opening the form. Therefore, you cannot use the back and forward buttons on your browser to copy and paste information from the library catalogs or databases. You must open a second browser window and keep two windows open, moving back and forth between them, to copy and paste.

  • Print out the form using the custom buttons on the form or the Adobe Acrobat print button (not your browser's print button.) Sign it if necessary, and turn in, mail or fax to the circulation desk where you will pick up the materials or where you do most of your library business.

  • If the printer you are using is set to "print as image" in the print dialog box for some printers, you will experience extremely slow speeds at printing.

  • Some printer drivers strip the spaces from preexisting text on the forms. As long as staff can read the information you have entered, ignore what happens to the rest of the text.

  • Do not attempt to e-mail these forms even if you think it is theoretically possible. Opening the form clears the data, and staff will receive a blank form.

Turning in the forms and having them processed

  • Email forms will be submitted when you click on the send button..

  • To turn in the form(s) go to either the circulation desk of Jerome Library or Firelands Library, wherever where you will pick up the materials.

  • You must have a current, valid record in the BGSU library patron database to have most of these forms processed. Use "View Your Circulation Record" to check if your record is valid. If you are having trouble verifying the status of your record, call 419-372-2051. For more information about patron records and requirements for updating your record at the beginning of each semester, check the Circulation Survival Guides or call 419-372-2051.

  • Proxy Borrower forms must be signed by the faculty member and turned in before research assistants or teaching assistants can pick up books in the faculty member's name. Proxy borrowing is available for faculty only. Only teaching assistants or research assistants may be named as proxy borrowers, and for no greater a period than one academic year..

  • With the exception of photocopied articles from Interlibrary Loan, Northwest Depository, and Firelands, all requested material will be held at the circulation desk where you turned in the form. Photocopies will be sent to the address you provide on the form unless you request them to be held for pickup also.

  • If you do not have a record in the library patron database, if your record has not been updated for the current semester, or the citation information is incorrect, the request will be returned to you without processing.



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