Jeanette Albiez Davis Library supports Rio Grande’s mission and vision by providing access to high-quality resources and services designed to meet the information needs of both the campus and larger community.
Centrally located on Rio Grande’s Main Campus, Davis Library maintains a collection of print and nonprint items, including books, magazines, newspapers, both print and electronic journals, full-text databases, and eBooks. These collections are also available to students and faculty at Rio Grande’s Regional Centers.
Membership in the Ohio Library and Information Network (OhioLINK) gives Rio Grande students, faculty, and staff remote access to book collections from across the state. OhioLINK online borrowing request and courier delivery services help Davis Library expand its collections and the types of library materials it has to offer. OhioLINK participation also provides 24/7 access to a wealth of electronic scholarly resources and other digital content both on and off-campus.
Many of Davis Library services and resources are available online. Electronic research guides (LibGuides) are used to help organize and share access to the library’s digital content. Research help is available in-person at the Reference Desk or online via our instant messaging/chat services or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Assistance is also available by phone at 740-245-7005 or text at 740-299-2ASK (740-299-2275).
Many textbooks used for Rio Grande’s General Education Program classes are offered at the Circulation Desk for 2-hour on-site use loan periods. Other items found within the Davis Library’s in-house collections can also be borrowed at the Circulation Desk for longer take-home use. This public service area is also where Course Reserve items and materials requested via OhioLINK can be picked up and checked out.
In addition to library materials, Davis Library has Group Study Rooms available for checkout. These collaborative spaces are located on the Library’s Top Floor. Computer Lab workstations equipped with Internet access and Microsoft Office® software found on the building’s Main and Ground Floors are also available for use by students with valid network accounts and other library guests. Free Wi-Fi service is offered throughout the building for those wanting to connect with Internet using their own devices.
For complete details, visit the Davis Library’s Website at library.rio.edu