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BuckID Card

The BuckID card is available for children and spouses of Ohio State faculty, staff and students. It may be used in various places, such as the RPAC (recreation) facility, the COTA bus, the Ohio State libraries or as a debit card in many stores and food venues around campus.

For more information, please contact:

BuckID Office
3040 Ohio Union
1739 N. High Street
(614) 292-0400

Adventure Recreation Center (ARC)

The Adventure Recreation Center (ARC) is a recreation facility on west campus that has turf fields, basketball courts, volleyball courts and various exercise equipment. Family hours are available after a current Ohio State faculty, staff or student registers their family members. These special family hours are available for free on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Attached to the ARC is the Outdoor Adventure Center (OAC), which features a climbing center and can provide assistance to create adventure trips.

For more information, please contact:

Adventure Recreation Center (ARC)
855 Woody Hayes Drive
(614) 247-8686

Recreation and Physical Activity Center (RPAC)

The Recreation and Physical Activity Center (RPAC) offers many recreational and miscellaneous services such as a sports shop, a kids zone, fitness space and equipment, activity space, massage therapy, personal training and aquatic center. Visitors can dine at the Courtside Cafe or Juice2 located inside the RPAC. Family hours are available after a current Ohio State faculty, staff or student registers their family members. These special family hours are available for free on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

For more information, please contact:

Recreation and Physical Activity Center (RPAC)
337 West 17th Avenue
(614) 292-7671

Ohio State Libraries

There are various libraries across the Ohio State campus that are available to Ohio State faculty, staff and students. For a full list of libraries with their hours and locations, please visit this website.

For more information on the major campus libraries, please contact:

Thompson Library (Main Library)
1858 Neil Avenue Mall
(614) 292-OSUL 

Science and Engineering Library
175 West 18th Avenue
(614) 292-0211

Health Sciences Library
376 W. 10th Avenue
(614) 292-4861