Computers and More
In addition to computer workstations and study space, the library also makes copiers (including color) available for student use. These copiers have a scan feature which allows users to scan in items and email them. Headsets are also available for check-out.
Students can conduct their own database searches in over one-hundred computer-based periodical indexes and reference databases. Many of the databases that are accessed through OhioLINK provide the full text of journal articles. Other full text is available through additional databases Malone buys and the Journal Center. Students and faculty can access many of the databases from home by using the links on the library website.
The library is committed to supporting information literacy through bibliographic instruction, faculty/classroom interaction, personal assistance and web-based tutorials. Through the library liaison program, librarians with specific subject specializations can provide academic departments with personalized service.
Malone patrons can borrow items from other OPAL and OhioLINK libraries with a current Malone library ID either by ordering the items through the OPAL or OhioLINK catalog or by visiting those libraries in person. Most items circulate for three weeks with four possible renewals. Items cannot be renewed if anyone else places a hold on them. Videos and DVD's are due in one week with no renewals.
Current Malone students and employees can also request books not available anywhere in OhioLINK and periodical articles not full text online or housed in the Malone library, by completing an interlibrary loan request form at the circulation desk.
A reference librarian is available during most of the hours the library is open to answer questions and provide assistance with searching and electronic databases.
Borrowed items may be renewed at the circulation desk, by phone at 330.471.8317 and online.