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Terrell Main Library

10am - 4pm

Circulation Desk

10am - 4pm

Online Help Daytime


Terrell Library Scholar Studies and A-Level


Libraries Administrative Office


Azariah's Cafe counter service

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Audiovisual Department

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CIT Help Desk - Click for Assistance!


Quantitative Skills Center

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Speaking Center

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Mary Church Terrell Main Library
148 W College St. Oberlin, OH 44074-1545


The main visitor lot is the east Service Building lot, and the south row of the Carnegie Building lot for visitors to offices within that building.

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Using the Libraries

Visitors are welcome to use the collections and services of the Oberlin College Libraries during regular posted building hours. They must have a valid Oberlin College Libraries card or register at the Circulation Desk upon arrival.

To register, guest users present valid picture identification and sign in at the Circulation Desk on each visit to one of our libraries. A guest card is provided for that day. Visitors using a library for an extended period of time may request a guest card validated for up to one month upon approval of a circulation staff supervisor or the library office staff. Users who are unable to provide registration identification will be assisted by the library staff in accessing the materials they need. 

Borrowing privileges at the Oberlin College Libraries are also extended to the spouses or partners of Oberlin College students and employees, their children (aged 14-17), Lorain County residents over the age of 17, alumni of the college living nearby, and Friends of the Oberlin College Library. Others may pay a $50 refundable deposit to secure borrowing privileges. Further specifics are described in the borrowing regulations available at the Main Library circulation desk.

Some resources and services of the Library are restricted to use by only Oberlin College students and staff. Library staff will ask others to refrain from using these services. In most cases, the restrictions are indicated in the signage or descriptions of the resources.

Computers in the library are primarily for research use. Guest users seeking information published by the federal government are welcome to use library computers for this purpose. All library users are expected to comply with the Policy for the Acceptable Use of Information Technology Resources, posted by the Center for Information Technology.

The Library reserves the right to sanction, through fines and/or judicial proceedings, any persons violating our policies on food, drink, smoking, or established building rules and guidelines. The Library may eject or bar from the building any persons engaged in disruptive or destructive behavior.

Extension of building hours beyond midnight is intended solely for the convenience of Oberlin College staff and students. The buildings are not open to the general public at these times.

Borrowing privileges are extended to non-resident conference attendees only if prior arrangement has been made for them by the conference planners.