University Libraries

Requirements for Borrowing

All borrowers must present a university-sanctioned ID at the time they wish to borrow materials at any University Libraries circulation point.   Approximately three weeks into the semester, students’ Bursar accounts must be paid for continued borrowing privileges. 

Borrowing at BGSU

Students (Undergraduates and Graduates)

BGSU Photo ID, or
Current library validation card
(provided through Continuing Education)with Photo ID

Faculty and Staff


Courtesy Card patrons

Current BGSU Library courtesy card and Photo ID

Visiting Patrons from other OhioLINK libraries

Current ID from the home institution, and an active, current account in the library database at the home institution.

Direct Borrowing at OhioLINK Libraries

Pick-Up Anywhere (PUA)

For more information on OhioLINK, check the appropriate circulation survival guides

Undergraduate Circulation Survival Guide

Graduate Circulation Survival Guide

Faculty Circulation Survival Guide

Have a Question? Contact the Circulation Desk by email at or 419-372-2051.