March 22, 2017

Journey of an OhioLINK Book

Have you ever wondered how your OhioLINK book request arrives at AU Library?

Thousands of OhioLINK requests (books, DVDs, CDs) travel between OhioLINK member libraries every day.  Learn more about how requests are processed and arrive at their destination, watch Journey of an OhioLINK Book.


March 21, 2017

OhioLINK Maintenance: 3/21

Please note the following announcement from OhioLINK:

OhioLINK maintenance will take place today (3/21) from 7:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. During the outage, all OhioLINK services will be unavailable.

March 1, 2017

Library Hours: Spring Break


AU Library Hours for Spring Break:
  • Saturday, 3/4 & Sunday, 3/5: Closed
  • Monday, 3/6 - Friday, 3/10:  Open 8 am to  5 pm
  • Saturday, 3/11 & Sunday 3/12:  Closed

Regular hours resume on Monday, March 13th. A complete listing of library hours and updates is available on the AU library web site.


February 9, 2017

Library Spotlight: New Books

New books are added to the library's collection throughout the academic year. When shelf ready, titles are featured in the new books area on library main floor. The following titles have been added to the library's main general collection.


Books are selected by AU librarians and subject to the library's collection development policy which includes faculty recommendations, requests, and professional reviews. If you have a purchase recommendation or request, contact your library liaison or email library@ashland.edu for more information.

January 30, 2017

AU Library Courtesy Notices

Did you know AU Library sends overdue and hold / pickup courtesy notices to your AU Gmail account?

If you currently are not receiving these email notices from the library, check your email spam folder. Mark email messages from AU Library as “not spam,” so future messages are not classified as spam.


Use the My Library Account link on AU Library's web site to view and renew books online and check status of requests. Questions? Stop at the circulation desk, AU Library main floor, for additional information.

January 25, 2017

OhioLINK: Requesting Resources

Did you find just the right item in AU Library catalog only to realize it is checked out to someone else?  Do you need an edition of a book we do not yet have?  Is there a DVD you would like to view that is on reserve and cannot leave the library?

If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, be sure to check OhioLINK availability via the AU library catalog! The item you want may be available at another library; request the item and it can be delivered here, or to any other participating OhioLINK library location, for free.

Yes.  Free.


AU Librarian's will be able to help you locate and request OhioLINK items. Our friendly circulation staff will guide you through the check-out process when your item arrives, provide information about due dates, and can help with renewals. Ask for help at the main desk, we'll take it from there.

January 11, 2017

Library Hours Update: MLK Holiday



AU Library Hours for the MLK holiday weekend are noted below:

  • Saturday, January 14th: Closed
  • Sunday, January 15th: Closed
  • Monday, January 16th: Open 6 pm to 11 pm

January 6, 2017

Library Hours: Spring 2017


AU Library's spring 2017 hours schedule begins Monday, January 9th. A complete listing of library hours updates including exceptions to regular operating hours, such as holidays and semester breaks, is located on the library web site.

New Login for Library Databases

Welcome back from what we hope was a restful break!  We made a small change while you were gone (so small you may not notice): to log in to library databases you now use the same username and password you use for Blackboard or WebAdvisor.

Try it from off campus, and if you have any trouble let us know (library@ashland.edu or 419-289-5402).