If you're enrolled in courses hosted by our satellite locations, or if you're working on coursework from anywhere other than the Bluffton campus, this information from our Help for Off-Campus users page may be helpful.
Nearly all of our research databases can be used wherever you have internet access. When you choose a database, one of two things will happen:
1) You will be taken directly to the database if the database is freely accessible to anyone, OR,
2) You will be asked to enter:
a) your last name (first and last name will NOT work) and
b) the barcode number from your Bluffton ID card (all 14 digits, beginning with 21195).
Depending on where you are taking classes, you may wish to have your OhioLINK requests sent to the library at another institution, for example, Edison Community College in Piqua, or Northwest State Community College in Archbold. To do this, you can use OhioLINK's "Pickup Anywhere" service. Follow these procedures:
You can use the Check Your Account link on Musselman Library’s homepage to check the status of your requests. It may say OHIOLINK RCVD" or "READY FOR PICKUP" when an item is ready for you to pick up.