FAQ

  1. How do I get a library card?

    If you are a student or employee, your library card is your Wright1 card. With your Wright1 card you may borrow materials from Wright State & Affiliated libraries, OhioLINK, and SearchOhio. Wright State Alumni Association (Gold Members and above) also have borrowing privileges; bring your Association member card to the library. Friends of Library ($50/year membership and above), also have borrowing privileges.

  2. Who can use library resources from off campus?

    You must be a current Wright State University student or employee to use the resources remotely. Access resources through the University Libraries' website and use your campus username and password to login.

    Most of our resources can be used in the library by guests through the use of a Guest Computing Account. One-day guest accounts are available at the 1st floor Circulation Desk.

  3. I don't have a campus username and password--does the library offer Guest Computer Accounts?

    If you are a student or employee and do not know your campus username and password, contact the CaTS Helpdesk at (937) 775-4827. If you are not a Wright State student or employee, you can request a Guest Computing Account at our 1st floor Circulation Desk.

  4. Do you have textbooks?

    Your professor may choose to put required textbooks on course reserve. These books may be requested at the first floor desk. You'll need to provide the professor's name or course number and your Wright1 card to check out the book to use within the library.

    The Information Desk staff can help you to determine if your textbook is available from course reserve or OhioLINK. The Information desk is on the second floor of the library; (937) 775-2925, or chat online through Ask a Librarian.

  5. Does the library have a fax machine?

    Faxing is available at the Circulation Desk on the 1st floor. Local fax numbers are $1 per page and long-distance numbers cost an extra dollar for the first page. International fax numbers are not accepted. You must wait until your fax is finished, or agree to pay the full amount in advance.

    An alternate faxing service is available at the Wright Copy Center, 181 Student Union, 8:00am-6:00pm Monday-Thursday and 8:00am-5:00pm Friday.

  6. Does the Library offer printing/scanning/copying?

    The Library offers black & white and color printers, scanners, and black & white photocopiers to Wright State students and employees, and visitors. The Printing & Copying page provides details about printing, wireless printing, photocopying, scanning, faxing, and payment.

  7. How do I login at OhioLINK?

    Wright State students and employees use their campus username and password to borrow materials in the OhioLINK catalog. Wright State students and employees use their name and UID to login to other resources on the OhioLINK website (electronic journals, e-books, streaming videos).

  8. I take all my classes online--what services can the library offer me?

    We offer the same services to our online students as we do our on-campus students. The Libraries' website offers access to databases, journals, ebooks, streaming media and more. Contact a librarian through our Ask a Librarian service to learn more or for virtual research assistance. To give you specific assistance in your area of study, we have Research Guides in all subjects. In addition, subject librarians offer individual research consultations by phone, email, and/or screensharing.

    To access print materials from our library collections, contact our Resource Delivery Services department.

  9. Can I buy a flash drive at the library?

    Flash drives are available for purchase at our 1st floor Circulation Desk. Other storage devices including DVDs and CDs are also available.

  10. Where are the testing centers?

    Contact Testing Services in 101 Student Success Center at (937) 775-5750 for testing locations.

  11. Does the library have a lost and found area?

    There are lost and found collection points at the Information Desk on the 2nd floor and at the Circulation Desk on the 1st floor.

  12. Who should I contact to donate books to the library?

    Contact our Collection Development office at (937) 775-4983.

  13. How do I request a Government Document?

    If you would like to request Government Documents from our library catalog, and do not have a library card from one of the following institutions: Wright State and Affiliated Hospital Libraries, OhioLINK member institutions, The State Library of Ohio, Greene County Public Library, Washington-Centerville Public Library, or other SearchOhio Library; please send a request including the call number and title from the catalog.