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University Libraries Fall Break Hours

October 9th, 2015 · No Comments · News

University Libraries will have special operating hours during fall break.

Friday, October 9 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 10 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 11 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Monday, October 12 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, October 13 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.
Hours are also available on the library website at


Attend Library Workshops this Semester!

September 22nd, 2015 · No Comments · General, Resources

 Attend library workshops @Jerome Library this semester! Sessions are scheduled so the BGSU community can grow in their research skills and learn about tools for positive academic and work outcomes!

 Sessions include: Locating Primary Sources; RefWorks; Library Basics for International Students; Making the Most of the Library; Scientific Databases & Resources; Searching Databases in Languages Other than English; Library Resources for Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; Government Documents; Using Online Historical Newspapers; and Finding Primary Sources Online.

 To find out more about the sessions and to register, visit:



BrowZine: now for Android & on the web!

September 14th, 2015 · No Comments · Resources

BGSU Libraries has subscribed to BrowZine for iPhone and iPad for several years. This year we added support for Android devices, and an interface is now also available to use BrowZine through regular web browsers.

BrowZine is a free tool that works with the BGSU Libraries’ ejournal subscriptions and allows you to log on and easily browse and read full-text scholarly journals from your phone or tablet. You can find our current subscriptions by title or subject and never miss a new issue! BrowZine also integrates with Zotero, Dropbox, and now RefWorks so you can easily export, annotate or save the articles you find.

Visit our BrowZine LibGuide to learn more about downloading and using BrowZine on ALL your web-accessible devices.


EJC problems Wednesday 9/2

September 2nd, 2015 · No Comments · Service Alert

The OhioLINK Electronic Journal Center has been experiencing problems since early Wednesday morning, 9/2/15. Articles will not display and the site may display an error message. OhioLINK is aware of the problem and working to fix it.


New business database: IBISWorld

August 31st, 2015 · No Comments · Resources

We are so excited about our new database for industry information, IBISWorld!

IBISWorld Global Industry Reports provides a worldwide perspective on 73 industries within 11 broad categories, broken out geographically by key regions like Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, and segmented by products, services, and major markets.

Industries are searchable by activity or code, by key word, or by company name, and reports can also be selected by browsing through the list on the Home page, where they are grouped by broad category (e.g., Global Manufacturing, Global Telecommunications, Global Business Activities).

Reports are downloadable as PDFs or Word documents, and tables that appear throughout the online reports can be exported to Excel.


Join Us for our Fall Welcome Event

August 24th, 2015 · No Comments · Events

The Library and Learning Commons would like to invite all students to join us at the main entrance of the Wm. T. Jerome Library for our annual Fall Welcome Event on Thursday, August 27 from 2-4pm. Students can enjoy some sweet treats as well as take part in a mini scavenger hunt inside the building and will be eligible for some awesome falcon prizes.


New Resource: Met Opera On Demand

August 23rd, 2015 · No Comments · Resources

New this fall, the BGSU Libraries now offer Met Opera on Demand – an online resource containing nearly 500 full-length operas performed by the Metropolitan Opera of New York. 60 are from the opera’s HD series. The database also contains video clips and additional audio files.

Enjoy the Met’s dazzling performances of the most beloved classic and contemporary works, such as Bizet’s Carmen, Puccini’s La Boheme, and Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro, streaming online whenever and wherever you would like to watch them!


New Popular Titles Available on Library Kindles

August 20th, 2015 · No Comments · News

University Libraries has a small fleet of Kindles available for checkout at the Wm. T. Jerome Library. Each Kindle comes pre-loaded with popular and recently published titles. Now, just in time for school, we’ve added a great selection of new books!  Check one out today!

Orange Is the New Black

Something Coming Through


Modern Romance


Dead Wake

The Girl on the Train


Good Lord Bird



Welcome to Your Library

August 20th, 2015 · No Comments · Events, News

Welcome to Bowling Green State University Libraries. The beginning of the academic year is always a busy time, but we hope that you take some time and stop in the library to become reacquainted with all that we have to support your learning and research needs.

We have numerous places for quiet and group study, including the 1st, 7th, and 8th floors, so be sure to take a look! In addition, Thinkers@Outtakes officially opens next week. If you have any questions about how to use library services or collections, please ask one of the University Libraries staff or librarians who are eager to serve you. We’re also available via email, instant message, chat, and phone. We look forward to working with you and helping you with all of your library service and research needs.

Please be sure to join us for an Open House with the Learning Commons on Thursday, August 27 from 2:00 pm to 4:00. We’ll have information about our resources and services along with frozen treats and music.  Don’t miss it!


Renew or Return Library Materials

August 6th, 2015 · No Comments · News

Undergraduate Students End-of-Summer Semester Library Reminder
All materials checked out to undergraduate students need to be returned or physically presented for renewal by the end of the semester due date.   See your library account for all due dates.

Graduate students and Staff
Graduate students and university staff may renew online for the end of both Summer and Fall semesters.

Once library materials are overdue, online renewal is no longer available.   After materials are overdue, items must be renewed:

  • by phone (419-372-2133) – articulating the barcode and brief title
  • via email to – providing at minimum the barcode and brief title
  • in person with the material and your BGSU ID.