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It is FREE to check out books! You'll need your Surge card each time (that's your library card), but will only need to sign a quick Borrower's Agreement form once.
Books check out for 21 days, but can be renewed up to 6 times by going to Your Library Account (at right), stopping in, or by calling us. Please note: if another library user has requested the book you've checked out, you will not be able to renew it.
As a Cincinnati State student, you can check out books from OTHER academic libraries using OhioLINK & public libraries using SearchOhio! And, it's still FREE! You can have the books delivered & return them to the Cincinnati State library.
Have more questions? See our Frequently Asked Questions page to learn about additional privileges, fines & payment for overdue materials, & answers to other common questions.
At Cincinnati State, you have access to over 100,000 e-books via the databases listed below. You will need to enter your name & 7 digit College ID to connect to these resources from off-campus. Not sure what your ID number is? Go to MYCSTATE & use the link for "Look Up Username/Reset Your Cincinnati State Password" to retrieve it. Watch our "Looking Up Your College ID" video for more instructions.
A collection of high quality books in the field of history. These are works of major importance to historical studies—books that remain vital to both scholars and advanced students, and are frequently cited in the literature. Need Help? Watch our YouTube tutorial