Book Donations

book pickupThe Friends of the OSU Libraries accept donations of gently used books.  The donated books are reviewed by the Libraries’ collection managers, who determine if the books should be added to the Libraries’ collection.  Hundred of these books are added, enriching the resources available to students, faculty and the community.

Books that are not added to the collection are sent to Better World Books, which sells the books through several online sites.  A portion of the profits are returned to the Friends of the OSU Libraries to support various Friends’ projects.  Another percentage of the sales go to a selected literacy-based organization.

If you live in the greater Columbus area and have a large quantity of books you would like to donate, please submit your request here or call 614-688-8676 to arrange to have the books picked up.  Donations must be boxed for pickup.  You will receive a donation acknowledgement form you can use for tax purposes.

Please note that the Libraries are not able to accept encyclopedia sets, journals, magazines or Reader’s Digest.

New! Oxford Bibliographies

OSU Libraries now has access to Oxford Bibliographies.  You can use the database by going through the “Research Databases” link from the library web page or here at .

A description from their website: “developed cooperatively with scholars and librarians worldwide, Oxford Bibliographies offers exclusive, authoritative research guides. Combining the best features of an annotated bibliography and a high-level encyclopedia, this cutting-edge resource guides researchers to the best available scholarship across a wide variety of subjects.”

Italian e-books available

The library has acquired a lot of ebooks on Italian language and literature from the Torrossa Casalini Full-Text Platform.  These have records in our catalog just like other books and you can link from there.  If you have trouble viewing the book, choose the download instead of view option.  To view on an iPad you will need to have the Adobe Reader app installed.  To see a sample book, go to .