Library Catalogs

Heidelberg patrons have access to much more than just the books held in our library. The catalog, named OPAL for a group of Ohio private academic libraries, includes the Beeghly Library collection plus twenty-four other college libraries. The library also belongs to the statewide academic library consortium, OhioLINK.

Beeghly Library Catalog (OPAL)
Locate the books, e-books, videos, music recordings, journal and magazine titles (not articles), etc. in Beeghly Library at Heidelberg. Search our catalog first, and then expand your search to the other OPAL and OhioLINK libraries. With your Heidelberg ID you can send for books and media materials from most of the academic libraries in the state and have them delivered to the academic library nearest to you.

  • View Your Account to see what you have checked out and when the items are due, to renew your items, and to check on the status of titles you ordered from other libraries.
  • Course Reserves Many faculty place sample exams, articles, or books on reserve for an entire class to use. Search by the instructor’s name or the course name and number. Photocopies, books, and videos are kept at the circulation desk; get the call number from the course reserves entry. Electronic reserves are online and require your ID number to access them.

OhioLINK Catalog OhioLINK includes most Ohio college and university libraries. The combines collections provide 50 million books and other materials. Use your Heidelberg ID to request items from these libraries and they will be sent to you at Heidelberg or an Ohio academic library of your choice. The OhioLINK homepage also provides links to other information sources.

Electronic books are included in the Library catalog (select "EBOOK" in the Material Type box) as well as in the OhioLINK resource, The Electronic Book Center.

The Tiffin-Seneca Public Library at 77 Jefferson Street is within walking distance to Heidelberg, and is open to Heidelberg students. To sign up for a TSPL borrower's card, take your Heidelberg ID with you and and another form of ID showing your home address.

WorldCat (off-campus access) is a catalog of books and other materials owned by U.S. and international libraries.

Interlibrary Loan forms are available for Heidelberg students, faculty and staff to request items not available for direct borrowing, including photocopies of articles.