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Circulation Policies 

Intercampus Loans
You may request books and media (DVDs, CDs) from any Tri-C campus library through the Tri-C online catalog. Delivery time: 3 to 5 days.

OhioLINK and SearchOhio Loans
Books and media not available in a Tri-C library may be requested from the OhioLINK catalog, which contains the holdings of Ohio academic libraries, or the SearchOHIO catalog, which contains the holdings of Ohio public libraries. Pick up OhioLINK and SearchOhio items at the Circulation desk; these items will be held for a limited time. Delivery time: 3 to 5 days.

Interlibrary Loan
Books, media, and periodical articles that are not available from Tri-C, OhioLINK, or SearchOHIO may be obtained from other libraries.  Contact your campus librarian to request Interlibrary Loan materials.

Reserve Materials
Library materials that are assigned readings for specific classes, and other materials, including audio and video equipment and laptops, have restricted loan periods and are available at the Circulation desk.

Lending Policies and Procedures
All students, faculty, and staff of Tri-C may borrow materials from the Tri-C libraries with valid Tri-C ID.
All residents of Cuyahoga and adjoining counties may borrow materials from the Tri-C libraries with registration as a community patron using a driver’s license or State-issued ID.

Loan Policies for Reserve Materials


Loan Period


 Late Fees

 Replacement Cost

Reserve Materials
by the Hour

 2 hrs.
 (library use only)



 Cost of the Item


 4 hrs.




Reserve Materials (Take home)




 Cost of the Item

Loan Policies


Loan Period


 Late Fees

 Maximum Fine Replacement Costs

Tri-C Books, DVDs 

  Books: 3 weeks; up to 10 items

6 times (if not requested by another patron)

  $.05 per day

 Original purchase price of item

OhioLINK materials

 Books: 3 weeks; a/v: 1 week

 6 times (if not requested by another patron)

  $.50 per day

  $125 per item + $50 processing fee for items 30+ days overdue

SearchOhio materials

  Books: 3 weeks; a/v: 1 week

  3 times (if not requested by another patron)

  $.50 per day

 $25 overdue fine + $25 replacement fee for items 30+ days overdue

Reference Materials, Periodicals…are not normally loaned. Check with a librarian if you wish to arrange a special loan.

Patron Responsibility:  All patrons are responsible for lost, damaged, or non-returned library materials. If an item is not returned within 30 days after the due date, a HOLD will be placed on your student account. You will not be able to register for classes, obtain enrollment verification or transcripts (official or unofficial),or graduate. HOLDS will not be removed until all late fees have been paid. When an item is overdue more than 24 months, replacement charges will be directed to the Ohio Attorney General for collection.

How to reach us

East Campus Library  
Circulation - 216-987-2085  
Reference - 216-987-2088  

Metro Campus Library
Circulation - 216-987-4292
Reference - 216-987-3262

West Campus Library
Circulation - 216-987-5410
Reference - 216-987-5416

Westshore Campus Library 
Circulation - 216-987-3888
Reference - 216-987-3916

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Check the status of or renew any materials checked out or ordered through the library book catalog, or through OhioLINK.

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Library Locations
East Campus Library
3100 ESS Building

Metro Campus Library
3rd floor of MSS Building

West Campus Library
Galleria 111

Westshore Campus Library
First Floor 130
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