Notre Dame College Library

Library Services to Online Students

The Clara Fritzsche Library provides online students at Notre Dame access to the resources of OhioLINK, a consortium of 88 Ohio college and university libraries and the State Library of Ohio. Once you have set up your NDC library account by submitting a completed Library Circulation Agreement, available here, we will provide you with credentials for use on the OhioLINK website.

If you live in or near Ohio, you may also borrow print materials held by OhioLINK member libraries, using its catalog to request and pick up materials at the OhioLINK library nearest you. 

Use the following links to check your patron record, locate OhioLINK libraries, identify and request materials, and access online resources such as full-text journal articles:


OhioLINK: Ohio Library and
Information Network

Find books, videos and more in the OhioLINK Catalog

Find articles in Academic Search Complete, or explore all of the OhioLINK Databases

My Library Account
— monitor OhioLINK requests and renew checked-out items

Are you a new NDC student?
— Activate your library account here

*Current students experiencing account issues should contact the library directly.


Locate other OhioLINK Member Libraries in your area.
Browse online publications in OhioLINK's Electronic Journal Center.

Also available:

LexisNexis Academic database -- For access off-campus, click here.

For more detailed information, consult the library reference sheets below:
Online Library Instruction Checklist
 (PDF 83K)
Online Student Welcome Sheet
 (PDF 43K)
Online Library Instruction Checklist -- Out-of-State Students
 (PDF 25K)
Online Student Welcome Sheet -- Out-of-State Students
(PDF 40K)

Special Notice For Online Students Residing Outside Ohio

While electronic resources are available to you through the OhioLINK website, at this time the Notre Dame College Library is unable to provide circulation services beyond Ohio state lines. You will need to access print materials on your own, using the library resources available to you in your local area. We offer the following suggestions for locating and/or accessing material without the need to travel to Ohio:

  • OhioLINK Electronic Book Center –contains thousands of scholarly and reference e-books in several subject areas, accessible by keyword search and by title-browsing within subject area. Connect to this resource from the OhioLINK home page or by navigating to ebooks.ohiolink.edu
  • WorldCat.org – this publicly-accessible version of the WorldCat bibliographic database has a simple search interface and can list the libraries that own a book by their distance from the ZIP code you enter.
    (NOTE: this is a relatively new resource and may not provide complete information; compare to listings in the WorldCat database accessible through OhioLINK.) Connect to this resource at www.worldcat.org/ or to the scholarly version using your NDC library account