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BGSU Firelands Library

BGSU Firelands Library Welcome: Library Services

This guide is an introduction to the library, its staff, services, hours, and other information.

Library Services

  • You can make photocopies using your BG1 card or entering your username/password.

  • Community members can use the computers or resources in the library at any time.  If you want to check out books and other materials, you may  purchase a courtesy card for $10.00 which is valid for a year.  It is free to BGSU alumni. 


Renew by phone @

419 433-5560   Extension 20739 or directly at 419.372.0739

Renew on your computer @    log in with your personal username and password (the same information that gets you into your email and my.bgsu. 


Reserve Items for Students

Visit the Circulation Desk to check out items on Reserve for your classes. Items such as books, CD's, calculators and films may be placed on Reserve for your classes by your instructors. 

To look at what items are on Reserve you can search numerous ways - by Instructor (know how to spell your instructor's name), by Course number, Course name, or section number. You can then come to the library to pick up the items. Please contact Vanessa Bradt if you have any questions or problems finding Reserve items.

Book Borrowing

  • You can order books from the BGSU main campus libraries or any of the numerous OhioLINK libraries across the state.  This is a free service. We get the books here at the Firelands Library for you and we send them back for you. 

Visit the Circulation Desk for any questions or problems regarding book borrowing, fines, due dates, renewals and OhioLINK books OR call at Ext. 20739 (419-433-5560) or directly at 419.372.0739.

 Firelands books check out for three weeks. They can be renewed. The overdue fine is 25 cents per day with a three day grace period.

OhioLINK books may be borrowed for three weeks and can be renewed. Fines are 50 cents per day, $50 for books that are 30 days overdue, and OhioLINK charges $125 for items that are not turned.     

  • Borrowing periods vary for Reserve and non-book items.
  • See the Renewal section for renewal information.


Library Hours

Monday-Wednesday 8:00am - 7:30pm

Thursday & Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm

No Weekend Hours



View your Library Account!

Don't get fines!

Call us at 419.3720739 and we will renew for you!

Keep track of your books and/or renew on your own!

From the library BGSU Catalog click on My Library Account or click on the link below.