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ELS/ESL Students' Guide to Library Resources


The purpose of this guide is to provide assistance to ELS/ESL students with assignments requiring use of libraries and library resources.

This guide provides links to resources you need for most writing assignments. All links are coded to prompt you to login for off-campus access if you are working off-campus.

Using Libraries Online and in Person

To login to out online resources and library computers you need a username and password. Use the same username and password as you use for all campus services, such as OneStop, Blackboard, etc. ELS students need to get the username and password from the ELS office.

If you need to print out materials at the library outside of library classes you need to add money (7 cents per page) to your Bearcat card. A machine for adding money  is available at the 400 Level of Langsam Library behind the staircase. You can also do this online.

You can also check out books and use other library services. See our borrowing policies to find out how many items you can borrow and how long you can keep them.

Please remember that library assistance is always available. Please contact Olga Hart or see all available help options.

Contact and feedback

For help and/or suggestions on the content of this guide please contact Olga Hart:,
phone: (513) 556-1850

University of Cincinnati Libraries

PO Box 210033 Cincinnati, Ohio 45221-0033

Phone: 513-556-1424

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