OhioLINK Libraries Pause in Delivery Service

March 3, 2022

Due to ongoing delivery issues, the Franklin University Library, along with the other college, university, and public libraries in Ohio, will be changing our delivery provider for physical materials borrowed through OhioLINK. 

Due to this change in service, requesting physical library materials from other institutions through the OhioLINK Central Catalog will remain unavailable. This is necessary to avoid a backlog of materials in the system during the transition. All electronic library materials will continue to be available via the library’s website and databases. 

In the meantime, please make use of alternative solutions for physical materials such as: 

  • If you decide to use the visiting patron option, you will be asked to provide a government issued ID and a barcode. Your barcode is your Franklin username plus the last two digits of your Colleague ID (ex. smithj0178). Your Colleague ID can be found in Self Service. Click on your User Profile. 


  • Your Colleague ID will be under your name. 

  • Please call ahead to the member institution for visiting patron checkout to check if they are open and if the item is indeed available. 

Beginning in late April, we will return to working with the company who provided delivery prior to July 2021 and are confident that they will be able to deliver your library materials efficiently once again. But as we transition from one company to another, there will be slower than usual delivery times.  

We ask for your patience as we implement this long-term solution.   

In addition, please make use of the assistance that our librarians would be happy to provide. We love to help our students find the resources they need. 

Please contact us at 614-947-6550, or email us at  

Thank you, 

The Franklin University Library 


  • Current Students