Off Campus Library Services (OCLS) provides both mediated and direct access to resources and services designed specifically for the adult student. The Jackson Library in Marion has well over 272,000+ titles, including over 100,000 ebooks, more than 11,000+ audiovisual titles, and 1000+ print/e-print journal subscriptions, and provides access to thousands of online journals via searchable databases. Small library collections, designed to directly support the on-site degrees, are available at the Kentucky campuses at Louisville and Lexington; Ohio campuses at Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, and Dayton; as well as the Indiana campuses at Fort Wayne, Greenwood, Indianapolis (two locations), and Merrillville. A small number of reference books are part of these smaller collections.
Each campus gives students full access to the library catalog and subscription-based periodical indexes available through the OCLS home web page, http://www.indwes.edu/ocls. Access is available for all students and faculty by using their 14-digit library access number. Students near the Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Indianapolis, Louisville, Marion, and Merrillville campuses can get personalized assistance from OCLS librarians. Any distance student (online or onsite) can contact OCLS via e-mail, Web page form, or 800 telephone for help with research, document delivery and explanation of services provided.
The library is part of a consortium, Academic Libraries of Indiana, which includes access to most library collections of Indiana higher education institutions. Students attending classes in Kentucky or Ohio may contact their regional OCLS librarian for information about other resources available in their area.