COVID-19 FAQs

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Today’s Hours:

All Hours & Directions

Terrell Main Library

8am - 4pm

Circulation Desk

8am - 4pm

Online Help Daytime

10am - 12pm. 1pm - 4pm

Terrell Library Scholar Studies and A-Level

Closed

Libraries Administrative Office

By Appointment

Azariah's Cafe

8am - 4pm

Audiovisual Department

8:30am - 12pm. 1pm - 4:30pm

CIT Help Desk

8am - 4pm

Quantitative Skills Center

Closed

Writing Center (in person appointments)

Closed

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:

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.