The library supports the research needs of Xavier students, working on or off campus, by providing the following services and resources. Get started by working through the following questions.
Librarians are available for virtual research assistance Monday-Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm by chat from the library's homepage or email at email@example.com. You also may contact your personal librarian by email or to request a Zoom consultation.
When doing research using the resources available on the library's webpage from off campus you will be prompted for your Xavier credentials, which are the username and password that you use to log into your Xavier email and Canvas.
If you experience issues accessing the databases or full text articles after you have entered your correct credentials, please email the library staff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
When working remotely and logged on to the Global Protect Virtual Private Network (VPN), you may encounter an error message when trying to access library resources that require authentication (EZ Proxy prefix is in front of the resource URL). If you get a "Secure Connection Failed" error, log out of the VPN and re-authenticate in order to gain access to the resource. We are working with IT to correct this issue.
You can search the library's e-book collections from the library's homepage. Choose the Books and Media tab, which accesses the Xplore library catalog. You can also search for e-books through Search@XU. Limit your results in the left menu to Xavier Xplore/OhioLINK Catalog Only and look for the eBook icon in your results.
XU Tutor are self-guided library tutorials that will help you research more effectively while saving you time and helping you succeed at Xavier. Click here to access XU Tutor.
Starting on Monday, July 6, library items will be available to check out by appointment only from 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Call 3881 or email to set an appointment. The appointment will ensure someone is at the service desk to check out items to you and to ensure social distancing and other COVID-19 procedures are followed to keep you safe.
Starting on Monday, July 13, Xplore requests and no-contact hold pickups of Xavier items will be available. Call 3881 or email to set an appointment. The service desk will be staffed Monday-Friday from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
OhioLINK requesting is scheduled to resume on August 10. Library staff will quarantine OhioLINK materials for 72 hours after the materials arrive to campus. The materials will be available to you after the 72 hour quarantine. Plan on 7-10 business days for your requests to be ready for pickup. You may request no-contact hold pickup for OhioLink items.
If you have library materials checked out now, University Library will renew them automatically for you. We will waive any fines that are accumulated as a result of being due or overdue during this time. (Replacement fees for lost materials will still apply.)