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Off-Campus Library Services

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Off Campus? No Problem!

UA Wayne College Library is YOUR connection to resources:

  • Research Assistance
    • Getting started on research assignments
    • Database selection guidance
    • Search strategies (no results? too many results? irrelevant results?)
    • Tracking down specific books, articles, etc.
  • Premium online content at no extra cost to you, 24 hours a day:
    • Research Databases
    • Electronic journal articles
    • Academic e-books
    • Streaming audiobooks, films ,and music
  • Library 201 online course:
    • Free non-credit online learning opportunity
    • Learn how to do academic library research
    • Self-paced tutorials
  • LibGuides:
    • Assignment-focused research guides
    • Topic guides covering a variety of general interest topics
    • Include research tips, links to recommended resources, tutorials

Off Campus options for accessing print materials

If you are a student or faculty member who is not taking any coursework on either the University of Akron campus, Wayne College Campus or any UA regional satellite locations, you have the following options for accessing print library materials:

  • Pick up print materials at UA Wayne College Library, at University of Akron Libraries (Bierce or Law), or at either of the UA regional satellite locations: UA Lakewood or UA Medina.
  • Pick up materials at any OhioLINK or SearchOhio Library using the "Pick Up Anywhere" method
  • Free home delivery of print materials is available to faculty or students who live more than 20 miles from any of these other options and the requested material is not available electronically in The University of Akron catalog. Home Delivery options require additional communication with University Libraries. When a requested items arrives at University Libraries, the patron will receive an email with instructions.
  • Consult with the library staff to assess your situation and determine the most efficient method for your location

Live Online Research Assistance

Get help where you are without needing to come to the library. All University of Akron off-campus students (online, college credit plus, distance learning, or satellite locations students) can start searching at Wayne College Library.

Get help with:

  • Research assignments
  • Database selection
  • Search strategies (no results? too many results?)
  • Locating electronic resources that can be accessed 24 hours a day, wherever you are

Contact Your Info Squad at UA Wayne College Library for assistance using the information on this page.

What You Will Need

You will need the following to access library services:

  • Your ZipCard: This is your library card.  It has essential information that you will need to access and request library materials.
  • Your UAnet ID and password: You will not be able to access the Library's Springboard classroom or any subscription resources without it.  Maintain your password and do not let it expire.
  • Your UAnet email: This is how we will communicate with you.  We cannot send any library resources to you via any non-UA email address.  Check your email at least once daily, more often if we are actively assisting you.
  • Access to Microsoft Teams: This is how we will hold virtual office hours, online demonstrations, and in-depth reference assistance.  For best results, a webcam and sound are essential.  If using a tablet or other smart device you can download the Teams app and use your device's sound and video capabilities.

Navigating Wayne College Library's Website

Getting started with a research project or paper?

Review this video to find out how to get started at the Wayne College Library's website.