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Cattell Library

Everett Cattell Library Collection

The library is automated through the Innovative Interfaces Innopac (III) library automation system. The library is also a member of the Ohio Private Academic Libraries (OPAL) consortium, which consists of libraries from twenty-four colleges and universities. Through the OPAL Malone Catalog (available via internet under the library section of the university's web site), the library provides access to the 3,000,000 volumes held by the OPAL consortium - noted as one of the best undergraduate collections in Ohio. Books can be requested by students from the campus, their homes, or their offices for delivery to the Malone library in about four days via statewide courier delivery. Through the online catalog, students can also discover what materials have been placed on library reserve by their instructors.

Special Collections include: Friends Library, Curriculum Library, Juvenile Collection and Government Documents



In addition to its membership in OPAL, Malone is a member of OhioLINK, a statewide central catalog and resource-sharing consortium for most of Ohio's universities and colleges. Malone students may order materials in OhioLINK's 35,000,000 item catalog for delivery. Students may also go to any OPAL or OhioLINK library and borrow items directly. Student requests for periodical articles, which can be supplied by OhioLINK libraries, are generally supplied at no charge. The library is also a partial depository for United States Government documents. Additional government documents can be obtained by interlibrary loan from other depositories in the region. The library is also a member of OCLC, which provides access to over 81,000,000 titles in over 29,000 libraries throughout the world. Through OCLC, the library can obtain virtually any book or periodical article through interlibrary loan.