Online Library Services

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The R. G. Flexon Memorial Library supports the programs of God’s Bible School and College and demonstrate their commitment to academic excellence and the development of lifelong learning through the provision of quality information resources, services and training. 

The library provides services for online students during the duration of semesters.   

Online Catalog

All GBSC students are able to access the library catalog online at http://library.gbs.edu/ 

Library Reference Desk Hours 

Email (library@gbs.edu), Telephone (513) 763-6657) and in person

  • Monday – Thursday 8:00 am to 9:00 pm*
  • Friday – 8:00 am to 7:00 pm*
  • Saturday – 12:00 am to 5:00 pm.

*closed Mon., Wed., and Fri. from 10:55 am to noon

*closed Wed. from 7 pm to 8 pm 

Circulation Services

Online students may circulate items by contacting the library. 

Item TypeCirculation Period
Regular Books21 Days, 1 renewal
Reserve Books2 Hours
Reference BooksDo Not Circulate
Print PeriodicalsDo Not Circulate
DVD, VHS7 Days, 1 renewal
CD21 Days, 1 renewal

Renewals may be requested in person by phone or email ((513) 763-6657 or library@gbs.edu) or by logging in to personal account at library.gbs.edu 

Patrons with fines greater than $10.00 (or items overdue for greater than 45 days) may not be allowed to check out items. Patrons who lose/destroy items will be billed for the cost of replacement and charged a processing fee of $5.00 per item. Fines should be paid at the Circulation Desk. If a patron is unable to physically visit the library to pay the fine, the patron should contact the library at library@gbs.edu to make appropriate arrangements. 

Recall

All circulating materials are subject to recall for the Course Reserve Shelf. When a recall notice is issued, the original due date is cancelled and a new due date is established by which the patron must return the item.

Mail Service for Library Items

Regular books (general stacks) can be posted out to distance education students. Students will be responsible for the cost of postage as well as to return items by the specified due date (library mail or media mail is fine if the student is unable to physically bring item/s to the library by appropriate due date). To request a title from the Flexon Library visit GBSC Libraries Interlibrary Loan Request Form. Student will be send item via USPS, or email.

Items should be posted back to the library using the address:

God’s Bible School & College
R. G. Flexon Memorial Library ILL Services
1810 Young Street Cincinnati, OH 45202

Online Databases

The campus libraries facilitate access to many electronic resources, covering a variety of subjects. To find a complete list of our database offerings please visit this link (SubjectsPlus Database List). Databases include but are not limited to: ATLA+Serials, JSTOR, and Academic Search Elite. The following link takes users directly to the GBSC database listing. Students will need to confirm their GBSC student affiliation by entering their network username and password.  

Note: Usernames and passwords usually follow this pattern:

  • Username: joe.white (firstname.lastname)
  • Password: whit12345 (1st 4 letters of the last name and the student’s ID number)

If students are unable to log in to the electronic research databases with these credentials, they may request assistance by email library@gbs.edu

Interlibrary Loan and Electronic Document Delivery

The campus libraries offer interlibrary loan (ILL) and electronic document delivery. Hard copies of ILL items may not be shipped, for further clarification on ILL policies, please contact interlibraryloan@gbs.edu  or visit this link: GBSC Libraries Interlibrary Loan Policies.

Online Research Guides

All students are provided web-based research guides and tutorials at http://subjectsplus.gbs.edu/.

 

 

 

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