October 20, 2016

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.

October 10, 2016

Hours Update: Fall Break

Ashland University Library hours for fall break are noted below. A complete listing of library hours and updates is available on our web site.

  • Thursday, October 13:  7:45 am to 7:00 pm
  • Friday, October 14:  8:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Saturday, October 15: Closed
  • Sunday, October 16: 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Regular fall hours resume on Monday, October 17th.  Enjoy fall break!

October 5, 2016

AU Library FAQs Knowledge Base

You have questions? We have answers.

AU Library FAQs, aka LibAnswers, is a searchable knowledge base providing quick answers to a variety of frequently asked questions about AU Library, Circulation & Reserves, the Instructional Resource Center, Interlibrary Loan, and Reference & Instruction.

How does it work? Type your question in the search box, it will auto-fill if a matching answer is available. If an answer does not display, use the Browse Our Answers tabs to review popular, recent, or select featured FAQs.

Browse Group FAQs: Does your question pertain to one of our groups? Select that group, for example Circulation & Reserves, from the Groups drop down menu located next to the search box.

Search all FAQs: Do you want to see what topics, keywords, and groups are available? Select All from the main page menu and search all the available FAQs. Use the limiters provided and narrow your search to specific topics or groups.

Submit a Q: If your question is not answered, contact information for each group including phone numbers, email, and IRC chat is available.  You may also use the submit a question form and submit your query for review and inclusion in the knowledge base.

* Originally published 6/10/16

September 27, 2016

Update: Off Campus Authentication Resolved

Issues with off campus database authentication have been resolved. If you experience any residual problems with access, please contact the library by phone at 419.289.5400 (ext 5400 on campus) or email, library@ashland.edu. Thanks again for your patience.


Off Campus Authentication

Due to recent updates to our circulation system, off-campus users may experience problems with library database authentication. We are aware of the problem and are working with tech support (ours and theirs) to resolve the matter and apologize for the inconvenience.

If you need help locating article citations, feel free to contact the reference staff via email at library@ashland.edu. We encourage you to check back periodically for updates and access. Thank you for your patience.

September 23, 2016

OhioLINK: Electronic Journal Center

Have you used the new Electronic Journal Center (EJC) yet? Do you need help? We have just the thing,  OhioLINK's YouTube channel has playlists and video tutorials available.

If you have an existing EJC account, these resources provide help copying existing journals, articles, and searches to the new EJC.

Please be advised that the RSS feed subscription is functioning with Outlook, but not other subscription utilities and apps, such as Feedly. This issue will be addressed in a planned update.  If you experience problems or need help with the new EJC, be sure to contact the library at x5400 or a reference librarian at x5402.

*Originally published 9/4/16.

September 21, 2016

Library Spotlight: Wireless aka Cloud Printing

AU Library is one of several places on campus offering wireless, or Google Cloud printing. Once printer set up is complete, work anywhere in the building and print from your laptop or mobile device to our print stations on the main floor.

  •  Cloud printing works with your Ashland University Google Account. 
  •  Cloud printing is part of the AU print quota system. 
  •  Cloud printing is possible from laptops and mobile devices.

We've collected a few FAQs to help you get started, scroll through the list and view items of interest. Visit AU Library FAQs for details and additional resources.  And, as always, you can ask us for help.

Originally published on the IRC News Blog

September 13, 2016

Journey of an OhioLINK Book

Have you ever wondered how your OhioLINK 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.

September 8, 2016

OhioLINK: Request Materials

Have you found something in the AU Library catalog only to learn it is checked out to someone else? Do you need a particular 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 library catalog! The item you want may be available at another library 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.