SearchOhio and OhioLINK

Borrow materials from the collections of over 160 Ohio public and academic libraries.

For customers who are unable to locate items in the Pickerington Public Library collection, or through the collections of the Central Library Consortium member libraries, use SearchOhio and OhioLINK. These services are free, fast, and easy to use!

Get Started: Click Below to Begin Your Search

What is the difference between SearchOhio and OhioLINK?

Search Ohio LogoSearchOhio is a consortium of Ohio public libraries.

OhioLINK is a consortium of Ohio’s college and university libraries and the State Library of Ohio. The OhioLINK catalog has an academic focus.

SearchOhio and OhioLINK are both free and can be used with a valid library card in good standing.

Search and Request Materials

If the Pickerington Public Library and the Central Library Consortium do not have the title you’d like, click the “Click here to search SearchOhio” button in your catalog search results.

If another library owns the title, select the “Request Item” button and select Pickerington Public Library as your affiliate library. You will be prompted to enter your last name and library card number to complete the request.

Available Materials

You can request books, audiobooks, CDs, and DVDs.

Loan Periods

  • SearchOhio and OhioLINK print items: 21 days.
  • SearchOhio and OhioLINK DVDs: 7 days
  • SearchOhio audiobooks and music: 21 days.
  • OhioLINK audiobooks and music: 7 days.


If there are no holds, SearchOhio print and media items can be renewed up to 3 times.

If there are no holds, print OhioLINK items can be renewed up to 6 times, and media OhioLink items can be renewed up to 3 times.

Return Items 

SearchOhio and OhioLINK materials can be returned to Pickerington Main or Sycamore Plaza. Library staff will handle the returns to the owning library system.

Overdue Fines 

SearchOHIO and OhioLINK items can accumulate overdue fines: overdue fines are $.50 per day, with a maximum overdue fine of $25.00 per item.

A replacement fee of $25.00 will be billed for any SearchOhio item that isn’t returned within 30 days of the due date.

A replacement fee of $125.00 will be billed for any OhioLINK item that isn’t returned within 30 days of the due date.


  • If you have over $10.00 in fines on your library card, or if you have a temporary library card
  • If the title you are searching for is currently available at one of our branches
  • All copies in the SearchOhio or OhioLINK catalogs are checked out, or on hold for other customers

SearchOhio and OhioLINK are not available to a small number of customers with particular card types. Please contact a staff member if you experience any difficulties using these services.


SearchOhio and OhioLINK

NEW adjusted COVID safety protocols as of April 26: As part of the library’s mission and vision, the board, staff and leadership prioritizes accessibility for all, especially young families. For this reason, mask requirements for children visiting the library has changed from 2-years-old to 5-years-old and up. Masks will be required until library-wide mask restrictions are not part of state safety mandates.  When visiting, know that masks are required at all times for ages 5 and up. Masks are required in all library facilities as well as anywhere on the property, including any outdoor events and classes. Food and drinks are still not allowed in the library buildings at this time. Customers are also able to access tables, computers and business centers freely without online reservation. Hold requests have returned to self-serve at Pickerington Main; staff will continue to assist at Sycamore Plaza. With the changes in protocol, the library is accepting book donations once again. Review the library's full list of services or our list of COVID-related resources for more information.