Today’s Hours:

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Terrell Main Library

10am - 12am

Circulation Desk

10am - 12am

Research Help Daytime

Closed

Libraries Administrative Office

Closed

Azariah's Cafe

10am - 4pm

Audiovisual Department

Closed

CIT Help Desk

10am - 4pm

Quantitative Skills Center

Writing Center

Online appointments only

Directions:

Location:

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

Parking:

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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Off Campus Access

Proxy Server Authentication

If you use links to research resources from OBIS, the Library web site, or our list of databases you should be automatically asked to provide your name and barcode number (on the back of your OCID - e.g. 29362xxxxxx) to gain access. 

If you are not automatically prompted to enter your name and barcode you can authenticate with Oberlin College Proxy Server or with OhioLINK.

Problems?

If you encounter problems accessing a database or journal, follow these steps:

  • Go to OhioLink Connection Information
  • Copy and paste the information about your browser and IP address into an email message to reference@oberlin.edu
  • Include the name of the database and where you were accessing it from (e.g. the library website, google, a bookmark, etc.) 
  • Describe or copy and paste any error messages you received while trying to access the database
  • Include the barcode number that currently appears on your OCID in the message

Virtual Private Network (VPN)

Use the CIT's Virtual Private Network (VPN). When you run the VPN all of your network activity is funneled through a secure server and you will be recognized as an Oberlin College user and will not be asked to log in to resources. More about the VPN.

Please visit the CIT downloads page and choose the Cisco AnyConnect VPN client appropriate for your computer. Cisco AnyConnect is also available for Apple iOS and Android devices.

Complete installation and connection instructions from CIT. If you have additional questions, contact the CIT Help Desk.

International students considering running the VPN outside of the United States should research local laws to determine whether VPN use is legal in their country of residence before using the VPN to access library resources. Any student outside the United States struggling to access resources without getting on the VPN can contact reference@oberlin.edu for assistance.