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Northwest Ohio Regional Book Depository: Home

This guide provides an overview of the Northwest Ohio Regional Book Depository and describes how to retrieve materials stored there.

Overview

The Northwest Ohio Regional Book Depository is an off-campus storage facility that is shared by The University of Toledo Libraries and Bowling Green State University Libraries. It is part of the BGSU at Levis Commons building in Perrysburg, Ohio, and one of five regional depositories across the state.

Items sent to the Depository are typically low-use and older but still deemed appropriate for permanent retention. UToledo currently has about 292,000 items at the "Depo," including books, theses, dissertations, journal volumes, government documents, media items, and archival materials.

Records for these items are in the OhioLINK Library Catalog and, in some cases, the UToledo Libraries Catalog as well. Most of these Depository items can be requested online for delivery, pickup, and checkout at a campus library. See boxes in center column below for more details on retrieving Depository materials.

Photo: Front entrance to Northwest Ohio Book Depository, BGSU at Levis Commons building, Perrysburg, Ohio

Using Materials at the Depository

Most Depository items can be directly requested online and sent to a specified campus library for pickup. On-site use of materials at the Depository is also an option, but please call (419-372-5760) or e-mail (nworbd@bgsu.edu.) first to ensure that staff will be available to provide assistance. The Depository is open 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. It is located at 1655 North Wilkinson Way in Perrysburg, Ohio, in the BGSU at Levis Commons building.

Retrieving Books From the Depository

About 145,000 UToledo books are currently at the Northwest Ohio Depository. Most only have records in the OhioLINK Library Catalog. They are requestable via the OhioLINK catalog. A small number of UToledo books at the Depository have records in the UToledo Libraries Catalog, as well as the OhioLINK catalog. These books are requestable via the UToledo catalog.

  • Depository books with records in OhioLINK catalog. The holding library displays on these records as "Ohio Depository" and the location as "Ohio Depository Northwest: University of Toledo." Click here to see an example. To request through the OhioLINK Library Catalog, click on the green "Request" button at the top left of the record display and then respond to the prompts. The book will arrive for pickup at the designated campus library in 3-5 days. Note: Other OhioLINK libraries may also own circulating copies of a book that UToledo has at the Depository. The copy selected for borrowing is system-controlled so the book delivered for pickup may not necessarily be UToledo's Depository copy.
  • Depository books with records in UToledo catalog. The location displays on these records as "NW Regional Depository." Click here to see an example. To request a Depository book through the UToledo Libraries Catalog, click on "Request" next to the red check mark at the top of the record display and then respond to the prompts. The requested book will arrive for pickup at the designated campus library in 2-3 days.

Retrieving Journals From the Depository

About 126,000 UToledo journal volumes are currently at the Northwest Ohio Depository. Most only have records in the OhioLINK Library Catalog. These volumes are requestable via the OhioLINK catalog. Copies of individual articles in these volumes are requestable via the UToledo Libraries ILLiad service.

  • Journal volumes. The holding library displays on these records as "Ohio Depository" and the location as "Ohio Depository Northwest: University of Toledo."  Click here to see an example. To request a Depository journal volume through the OhioLINK Library Catalog, click on the green "Request" button at the top left of the record display and then respond to the prompts. The requested volume should arrive for pickup at the designated campus library in 3-5 days. Note: Other OhioLINK libraries may also own circulating copies of journal volumes that UToledo has at the Depository. The copy selected for borrowing is system-controlled so the volume delivered for checkout may not necessarily be UToledo's copy.
  • Journal articles. Copies of articles in UToledo journal volumes at the Depository can be requested using UToledo Libraries ILLiad request service. After logging in, click on "Place a Request" at the top, choose "Article," and then key in citation information. The article will be scanned and delivered to the requestor's ILLiad account, typically in 2-3 days.

Retrieving Theses & Dissertations From the Depository

About 11,00 UToledo theses, dissertations, and graduate student projects are currently at the Northwest Ohio Depository. Records for these items are in the UToledo Libraries Catalog. The location displays on the records as "NW Regional Depository." Click here to see an example. Most of these records also appear in the OhioLINK Library Catalog. These items are requestable via the UToledo catalog. To retrieve from the Depository, click on "Request" next to the red check mark at the top of the record display and then respond to the prompts. The item will arrive for pickup at the designated campus library in 2-3 days.

Retrieving Government Documents From the Depository

About 11,000 UToledo government documents are currently at the Northwest Ohio Depository. Records for these items are in the UToledo Libraries Catalog. The location displays on the catalog records as "NW Regional Depository."  Click here to see an example. Many of these records also appear in the OhioLINK Central Catalog. These items are requestable via the UToledo catalog. To retrieve from the Depository, click on "Request" next to the red check mark at the top of the record display and then respond to the prompts. The item will arrive for pickup at the designated campus library in 2-3 days.

Retrieving Archival Materials From the Depository

A select number of records for UToledo Canaday Center archival materials stored at the Northwest Ohio Depository are in UToledo Libraries Catalog. The location displays on the catalog records as "NW Regional Depository." Click here to see an example. Some of the records also appear in the OhioLINK Library Catalog. Users interested in retrieving archival materials from the Depository should contact the Canaday Center for Special Collections, located on the Carlson Library's fifth floor.  A staff member will request the materials which upon delivery will be available for on-site use only in the Canaday Center.

Contact Information

Northwest Ohio Regional Book Depository
1655 North Wilkinson Way
Perrysburg, OH 43551

Phone: 419-372-5760
Fax: 419-372-5770
E-mail: nworbd@bgsu.edu

Hours: 8:30a-5:00p, Monday-Friday