Please use the tabs above to help you navigate entering and exiting the library building.
The Hiram College Library is following current best practices for library use including additional cleaning, providing socially distant study spaces, and quarantining returned materials. If you have any questions about library procedures, please contact the Library Director, Janet Vogel.
Please visit our hours and closings page for complete information about library hours.
The Media Center is currently open by appointment only.
Tech and Trek is temporarily in the Dray Computer Center.
To Enter the Library Building:
To Leave the Library Building:
Accessible Main Entrance:
Accessible entrance to the Annex (access to Pritchard Room during class hours):
*Note: Between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m., the annex door will be unlocked. If you need assistance opening the door or after hours, please call 330-569-5489 and a library staff member will assist you.
Accessible exit via the Main Entrance:
Accessible exit via the Annex:
If you are not a Hiram College student, staff, or faculty member and you need access to the library building, we ask that you contact us to make an appointment so that we can safely admit you to the building at a time when students are not entering/exiting for classes.
You may also schedule curbside pickup of any library materials. Email us (firstname.lastname@example.org) and provide the title and call number of your item(s) as well as when you would like to pick them up. Please allow 1 business day for processing and wait to be notified via email that your item is available before coming to campus.
The Library Services desk is currently located on the Lower Level of the library building. Please wear your mask and follow posted guidelines for social distancing when waiting to check out.
If you would like to utilize curbside pickup of your items, please email us (email@example.com) and provide the title and call number of your item(s), your library barcode (on the back of your ID), and let us know when you would like to pick them up. Please allow 1 business day for processing and wait to be notified via email that your item is available before coming the Library. Once you arrive, please call 330-569-5489 and let us know you have arrived at the library's front door. We will bring materials out to the front of the library.
eBooks for Contactless Checkout:
The Hiram College Library offers many eBooks for contactless checkout in addition to electronic journals and databases. Use OneSource to search most of our print and digital resources at once. OhioLINK also offers many eBook lending options as well as an Electronic Journal Center. Most eBooks are available for multiple users at the same time, so you do not have to wait to use them. If you have any questions about eBooks, please ask a librarian.
Items may be returned to the drop box inside the front doors of the Library, to the drop box outside the Media Center on the Lower Level, or at the Library Services desk on the Lower Level (inside the Media Center).
The Hiram College Library is following current library best practices and quarantining all materials for 3 days. Items will not be checked in until 3 days after you return them. However, all items will be backdated at check in to the date you returned it and you will not be fined for the extra time the items spent in quarantine. If you have any questions about items on your account, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 330-569-5489.
You can renew any library materials online. No need to come in!
For any account questions or to renew by phone, call 330-569-5489. You may also email us (email@example.com).
Study rooms are limited to 1 user at a time due to social distancing.
Study rooms will be cleaned after each use.
Please only use a room with a sign hanging on the door. The sign indicates that the room has been cleaned.
A mask must be worn in the room and in the library at all times.
Please return the room sign to the Library Services desk on the lower level before leaving the library so that our staff can clean the room.
Thank you for helping us keep library spaces clean!
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Library Director Janet Vogel.
Are you a first year or transfer student? Before you check out books, we need to update your library account with the barcode on the back of your student ID.
Please visit the Library Services desk on the lower level any time with your student ID and ask to have your barcode added to your account. You can then check out physical items and OhioLINK eBooks.
If you are unable to access the library building, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, phone number, Hiram Student ID number (on the front of your ID), and the number on the barcode on the back of your ID. We will update your account within 1 business day.
Librarians are always glad to assist you.
For Research Help:
Email email@example.com to set up an appointment to meet with a librarian. Include your course name, what information you are hoping to learn, and when your assignment is due. The email address is typically checked M-F 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. You may also call the library at 330-569-5489 and ask for a librarian. You may also ask whether a librarian is available when you visit the Library Services desk in the Library's lower level, and we will meet with you if we can!
For Account Help, to learn more about checking out books, or other library questions:
Email firstname.lastname@example.org, call 330-569-5489, or visit the Library Services desk in the Library's lower level.