General Information & Services

1. What are the library hours?
Today’s hours are posted on our home page; you may also view our calendar for all our hours, including holiday and break hours.

Silent study is available in room 315 (on the 3rd floor of Dunbar Library) at the following times:
M-Th: 6:00pm - 11:55pm
Sa: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Su: 1:00pm - 11:55pm

2. How do I get a library card?
If you are a student, faculty, or staff member, your library card is your Wright1 card.

If you are a Wright State affiliate in a local hospital or another OhioLINK library, you will need your library card and an ID card to borrow materials.

If you are a member of the official Wright State Alumni Association, you can borrow items from the library. Once you join the alumni association, please come to the library in person with the documentation that proves you are a member. We can enter you into the libraries' system so that you may request books online. You may also get a Wright 1 card made at the Wright 1 card center in the Student Union.

You are welcome to join the Friends of Library, where a $50/year membership level grants you borrowing privileges.

If you have a borrower's card from the Greene County Public Library or the Washington Township-Centerville Public Library you may check out materials from the Dunbar Library and request materials through OhioLINK.

3. How do I get to the library?
Please see our Visiting page, which has directions to both Dunbar Library and the Lake Campus Learning Center, as well as hours, parking, and floor maps.

4. My professor put some materials for class on reserve online.  I don't have the password to find them. Do you know what it is and where to go?
Your campus user name (e.g., w001abc) and password are what you use to log into the Course Reserves system.

5. My professor put a book on reserve for my class - where can I get it?
At the Circulation Desk on the 1st floor of the library; you can check it out with your Wright 1 card.

6. Where do I get a WSU computing account?
All Wright State students, faculty, and staff automatically have a computing account.  If you’re not sure what yours is, visit the Computing and Telecommunication Services (CaTS) website or contact the CaTS Help Desk at (937) 775-4827.

Persons who are not Wright State students, faculty, or staff may use the computers on the 2nd floor of Dunbar Library by getting a guest computing account.  You must present a government-issued photo ID at the CaTS desk on the 2nd floor.  The account can only be used on the computers on the 2nd floor of the Dunbar Library.

7. How do I get a print/copy card?
Wright State students, faculty, and staff use their Wright1 cards to make copies and print at the Libraries.  The Wright1 card center is located in E234 Student Union and their number is (937) 775-5542.

Persons who are not affiliated with Wright State may purchase a guest print/copy card at the Circulation Desk for $3.00. If you are a current student, staff, or faculty member you can check the a guest card out with your uID.

8. Do you have textbooks?
Some professors put some textbooks on reserve—these are at the Circulation Desk on the 1st floor of Dunbar Library. Otherwise, it can be hard to find textbooks in libraries.  The Information Desk (937) 775-2925 or from the Ask a Librarian page) can help you determine where your textbook may be available.

9. Do you have eBooks or eReaders?
The library has both online books and eReaders available for checkout. You can learn more about our eBook and eReaders on our eBook guide.

10. The library doesn’t have a book that I need. Can I get that from someplace else?
Wright State is a member of OhioLINK, a statewide consortium of 89 Ohio college and university libraries and the State Library of Ohio.  If you have borrowing privileges, you may search the OhioLINK catalog to see if you can request the book from one of them.  The book will arrive at Wright State in 3-5 business days and you can return the book at Wright State as well.  Wright State is also a member of SearchOhio, a group of public and academic libraries around the state. If you have questions, please contact the Information Desk at (937) 775-2925 or one of the ways shown on our Ask a Librarian page.

If no one in OhioLINK or SearchOhio has the book you may request it via Interlibrary Loan.

11. Who can I talk to about some fines I owe the library?
Please contact our Circulation Department at (937) 775-2525.

12. I forgot my Wright1 card – how can I print or make copies?
Persons who are not affiliated with Wright State may purchase a guest print/copy card at the Circulation Desk for $3.00. If you are a current student, staff, or faculty member you can check out a guest card out with your uID.

13. Where can I add money to my Wright 1 card?
In Dunbar Library, you can add money to your Wright1 card in the following ways: if you have bills, there is a Deposit Station on the 2nd floor opposite the elevators; if you have coins or a credit/debit card, you can go to the Circulation Desk on the 1st floor.

14. I’d like to make a multimedia presentation for a class. Does the library have a place where I can do this?
The Student Technology Assistance Center (STAC), located on the 2nd floor of Dunbar Library, provides Wright State students with many options for multimedia projects.  Visit their web page for more information.

Once you finish your presentation, you can practice it in our Presentation Practice Room.

15. I’d like to donate books to the library. Who should I contact?
Please contact our Collection Development office at (937) 775-2689.

16. Can I get a job at the library?
Please see our Jobs page for information.

17. Does the library have a lost and found area?
There are lost and found collection points at the Information Desk on the 2nd floor and at the Circulation Desk on the 1st floor. 

18. Can I purchase software at the library?
Wright State students, faculty, and staff may purchase both software and hardware through Computing and Telecommunications (CaTS).  Please see the web pages for a list of available software and hardware.

19. I have a suggestion for the library. Who do I contact?
Please contact Sue Polanka, Interim Associate Librarian and Head of Reference and Instruction.

If you have a purchase request, you may fill out the New Materials Request form.

20. Does the library have a fax machine?
No, please visit the Wright Copy Center at 181 Student Union (by the bookstore).

21. Does the library have a color copier?
No, please visit the Wright Copy Center at 181 Student Union (by the bookstore).

22. Does the library have a scanner I can use?
Yes, scanners are available on the 2nd floor in the reference area, media area, or in the Student Technology Assistance Center (STAC).  Please note that STAC is limited to Wright State students only.

23. I’m having trouble with a copier in the library. What do I do?
Please report copier problems to a library staff member; they will contact the company who services the copiers.  You can also see our floor plans to find out where the copiers are located in Dunbar Library.

24. Can I check out headphones?
Yes, at the Information Desk on the 2nd floor of the library.

25. How do I post something on the bulletin boards in Dunbar Library?
First, get the item approved by the Office of Student Activities on the lower level of the Student Union then verify before posting with the Circulation Desk on the 1st floor of the library.

26. Where are the testing centers?
Testing Centers are in the basement of Dunbar Library at 042 Library Annex.

27. Where is CaTS?
CaTS is located in the basement of Dunbar Library at 025 Library Annex.  You may also call the Help Desk at (937) 775-4827. There is also a CaTS Help Desk on the 2nd floor of the Dunbar Library; they are open the same hours as the Information Desk.

28. What software is on the computers in Dunbar Library?
See our complete list of software available on library computers.  Please note that not all software is available to visitors due to licensing. For a list of software available on the Student Technology Assistance Center (STAC) computers, please see their web page.

29. Can I print from my laptop?
Yes, although you need to install the PrintWright/iPrint program first.

30. Does the library have a wireless network?
Yes, we do.  See the CaTS wireless connect page for more information such as how to log on and print.

31. Can I buy a flash drive at the library?
Yes, we have several storage devices for sale at the Circulation Desk, including 4GB flash drives, CDs, DVDs, mini DVCs, and even VHS tapes. Other items for sale: earbuds, reusable bags, brass bookmarks, and water bottles.

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