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Watson Library Resources

Reference Service Hours

Academic Year:
Monday through Wednesday: 8am to Noon, 1pm to 6pm
Thursday and Friday: 8am to Noon, 1pm to 5pm
Reference Professionals are most often available at other times if requested at the Service Desk or by appointment.  Telephone:  937-382-6661 x345 or x297

Summer Session:
Reference Services are On-call basis, Monday through Friday  -- Check at the Service Desk, M-F, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
Closed Weekends

Virtual Reference Chat:
For less in depth or quick inquires, feel free to use our video reference chat from 9am to 5pm, or by appointment with one of our reference professionals.

Electronic Resources

As a member of the Wilmington College community, you have access to a wide variety of library resources from either the campus networked computers or your own computer / other electronic device with WIFI access.  For all of the following resources, if prompted, your login is your name and your  barcode  - WC ID# preceded by three zeros (in most instances) a total 9 digits, eg. 000###### or 00000####.  These resources are provided to eligible members of the Wilmington College campuses by  Watson Library.

  • Express Login for Watson/OhioLINK Electronic/Digital Resources
  • OPAL - Ohio Private Academic Libraries (Wilmington's Local Catalog for print, media, local paper subscriptions, and e-books)  OPAL is a group of 25 libraries that have joined together to provide a unified library system and access to our combined item catalogs. The OPAL catalog contains over 2,000,000 items, primarily books and media items. You may search Wilmington College's catalog, or any one of the OPAL member's catalog, or all of the OPAL member's catalogs. (The OPAL catalog also can be found on the college network at Start, Programs, Library apps, OPAL). Most OPAL holdings are also displayed in the OhioLINK Central Catalog.
  • Go To Wilmington's Electronic Journal Subscription List  (1,000s of E-Journal Subscriptions -- Search by journal title, keyword, topic, database. Great for browsing whole issues or locating a specific citation. Currently titled A-Z. 
  • Use Watson/OhioLINK databases to discover topic articles or books by keyword, author, title.
  • OhioLINK  (Ohio's Central Academic Catalog)   OhioLINK is a group of 120 Ohio college and university libraries, plus the State Library of Ohio, working together to get you the information you need, whenever and wherever you need it. As a member of OhioLINK, your library provides access to more multidisciplinary and scholarly content than the average ivy league school, with new materials added continuously. Also, you can transfer from the OPAL catalog to the OhioLINK catalog or SearchOHIO catalog..   

Purchase Requests  -- Anyone may recommend a purchase for the library collection.  To initiate a purchase request please click here.


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