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Loan Periods

Borrowing Materials

Library materials may be checked out with your valid Cedarville University ID card or Greene County Public Library card at the Circulation desk. Reference books and main collection periodicals may not be taken from the Library.

  • Undergraduate students may check out up to 99 items (50 OhioLINK)
  • Faculty/Staff/Graduate students may check out up to 200 items (all can be OhioLINK)

Our Materials

Type of Materials Students and Staff Graduate Students Faculty College Family*
Books from Main Collection 3 weeks 6 weeks 6 weeks  3 weeks
CMC Books, Games, Kits, Christian Education Materials, Periodicals 3 weeks 3 weeks 3 weeks X
Audiovisuals 1 week 1 week 3 weeks 
Sound Recordings 3 weeks 3 weeks 3 weeks 
Reserve Materials As classified by reserve type  

Materials from Other Libraries

Type of Materials Students and Staff Graduate Students Faculty College Family*
OhioLINK Books 3 weeks 3 weeks 6 weeks  X
OhioLink Audiovisuals 1 week 1 week 1 week  X
SearchOhio Books 3 weeks 3 weeks 3 weeks  X
ILL Materials As determined by lending library  

*Spouses and family members living in the home with a valid CU Family ID

Renewing Materials

  • Renew online
    1. Log into your account by entering your name and barcode number (the 14 digit number along the bottom of your ID card).
    2. Click on 'items currently checked out.'
    3. To renew a specific book, click in the check box next to the title and click on 'RENEW SELECTED ITEMS.' You can renew all materials that qualify for renewal by clicking on 'RENEW ALL.'
  • Renew in person
    Present the materials and your university ID card at the Circulation Desk.

You may not renew your items if:

  • An overdue notice has already been sent for the item
  • You owe the Library money
  • A request has been placed for the item by another patron
  • There is a block on your academic record
  • The item has been renewed the maximum amount of times allowed.

Returning Materials

Please return all materials to the book drop at the Circulation Desk. Book returns are also located in the entryway and on the loading dock at the rear of the Centennial Library.


Type of Materials Students and Staff Graduate Students College Family & Community Users
Audiovisuals .50
Books - Main .25
OhioLINK Books* .50
OhioLINK Audiovisuals* .50
CMC Audiovisuals .50
CMC Books .25
CMC Game or Kit .25
Christian Education Material .25
Reserve Materials .50

*You will be charged a $50 late fee if you return OhioLINK materials after they have been billed.

Lost and Damaged Materials

If you lose or damage an item, please notify library personnel immediately. You will be charged the current cost and a billing fee/processing fee. Per OhioLINK policy, there is a $125 per item replacement charge for lost OhioLINK materials.

Requesting from Other Libraries


If you cannot find a resource in the library's catalog, check OhioLINK! If you live in Ohio near a participating library, you can have the materials delivered directly to that library.

Search OhioLIK.

Tutorial: Using OhioLINK & Interlibrary Loan.

Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

If you cannot find your material through the catalog or OhioLINK, fill out a request to borrow it through Interlibrary Loan, a nation-wide library lending network.

Request through Interlibrary Loan.


If you're looking for a book, CD or DVD that's not available here at the Centennial Library, or through OhioLINK, try SearchOhio!


Tutorial: Using SearchOhio.