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Terrell Main Library

8am - 5:30pm

Circulation Desk

8am - 5:30pm

Research Help Desk

3:30pm - 4:30pm

Research Help Chat

2:30pm - 4:30pm

Libraries Administrative Office

8:30am - 5pm

Azariah's Cafe

9am - 2pm (just drinks)

CIT Help Desk

8am - 4:30pm

Writing Center Daytime

Writing Center Evening

Speaking Center



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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Course Reserves for Students

What is on reserve?

  • Search OBIS by course or by professor/instructor.
  • Many professors provide reading materials in Blackboard or other programs.

What if the item I need is checked out?

Ask the desk attendant to place the item on "Do Not Renew." While we don't hold reserve items for specific borrowers, this will prevent the item from being renewed by the current borrower for 15 minutes after it is returned.

Borrowing Reserve Materials

  • Anyone with a valid Oberlin College ID may borrow reserve materials.
  • We limit you to a total of two reserve items at any time, no matter at which library you checked them out.
  • The loan period is three hours, except for overnight loans.
  • Overnight loans begin at 10 p.m. (5:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday) and are due at 11 a.m. the next day (1 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday).
  • Some Art Library reserve materials are limited to “in library use only” and do not leave the art library. 
  • Reserve materials generate overdue fines, so ALWAYS determine the exact date and time reserve materials are due before you leave the Circulation Desk.
  • You may renew a reserve if no other patron has requested it. If there is a hold, you must wait 15 minutes before you may check it out again. Reserve materials cannot be renewed online; you must renew in person at the Circulation Desk.


  • Overdue fines are $2.00 per hour, per item. 
  • Overdue notices are emailed several times a day; contact the Art Library as soon as possible if you believe our records are incorrect.
  • More about fines.


Ask at the circulation desk or contact the Art Library.