Beeghly Library provides access to information for research and learning to the university community; maintains a welcoming learning environment; preserves the history of the University; and through research instruction, provides students with the resources and confidence to access, evaluate, and synthesize information to lead a life of purpose with distinction, in line with the Heidelberg University Mission and Vision.
Monday - Thursday
9 AM - 5 PM
9 AM - 4 PM
Saturday - Sunday
* The library will be closed Memorial Day (May 29) and July 3-4.
A Heidelberg ID card or a Beeghly Library patron card is necessary for materials to be checked out. Adult area residents may use the library by purchasing a Community Card; adults $5, students $2. Children under 12-years-old must be accompanied by an adult.
Loan Periods & Fines
Type of Material
Library use only
CDs & records
DVDs & videos
*videos, DVDs, CDs, CD-ROMs
set by professor
2 hours inside library
Headphones and computer cables
2 hours inside library
Undergraduate students may borrow a total of 50 items at a time. Graduate students, faculty, and staff may borrow up to 200 items.
Community patrons may borrow up to 5 items at a time. All materials are subject to a 24-hour recall if needed by someone in the Heidelberg community.
Community patrons may use the library computers to do research using the library catalog, databases, and government resources.
Items may be renewed online, by calling the library, 419-448-2104, or by bringing the item in. To renew online, click on My Account.
Renewals can only be made within 7 days of the item’s due date. Renewals made after the item is overdue will have the amount of the fine added to the patron record.
Renewals will be denied if a hold has been placed on an item.
Fines and Overdue Materials
A fine of $10 or more on a patron’s record will block their account and prevent them from borrowing items or requesting items from OhioLINK.
There is a 7 day grace period for items that circulate 21 days. Fines for items returned after that period will start from the original due date.
Materials not returned within 30 days after the due date are considered lost and the patron will be charged a replacement fee of $125. The fine is reduced to $50 when the item is returned.
All fines may be paid in the library. Unpaid fines are periodically sent to the Business Office and must be paid there.