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Why do I need to sign in?

After you enter a search in 1Search on the OSU Libraries' homepage, you will be asked to sign in.

SAML login

We are encouraging you to sign in before you see your search results so you can get the full benefit of 1Search.

  1. You can save searches and items to your favorites. They'll still be there when you sign in the next time. If you go in as Guest, you can put things in your favorites but only temporarily. Once you exit 1Search, they will be gone.
  2. There is some content from online journals and ebooks that will not display unless you are signed in. The publishers/vendors make this a requirement. If you want to search the breadth of our online content, you will want to sign in.

You can always log in later in the top right corner of the screen but you'll want to rerun your search to get the maximum benefit.

How do I access my account/renew books?

Your 1Search Library Account shows you what items you have checked out from the OSU Libraries. You can also renew items online.

Click on your name or Sign In in the top right corner of the screen. Then click  My Account.

Under Loans, you will see a list of all the items you have checked out. Check the Status column on the right to see f the items is renewable. If it is, you can check of the item on the left and then click Renew Selected.

NOTE: You will only see what you have checked out from OSU Libraries. To see what you have checked out on Interlibrary Loan, please log in to your Interlibrary Loan account.