April 30, 2015

New from AU Library: Instant Answers

It's finals week ... and we know you're crazy busy.

Here's a quick new way to get extended hours and phone information from AU Library and the Instructional Resource Center. Instant Answers provides opportunity for you to text* specific key words and have automatic answers sent directly to your phone, tablet, or other mobile device.

Choose from the following sets of key words:

  • extended hours - receive the library extended hours schedule
  • library phone - receive the library main and reference phone numbers
  • IRC hours - receive IRC finals week & summer hours schedule
  • IRC phone - receive the IRC phone number

Stay tuned. We will be adding more options during the summer months.

*Key words are not case sensitive. Standard messaging rates may apply for each text.
** Post originally published on the IRC News & Information Blog.

April 29, 2015

Study Rooms & Quiet Space

Looking for a quiet space to study during finals?

AU Library has designated the 3rd and 4th floors as quiet spaces during extended hours and finals week, April 26th - May 5th. Comfortable open study areas are available to students on both floors.

Interested in reserving a study room?  

Stop at the circulation desk and reserve a study room on the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, or 5th floor for a maximum of three hours. Please note, students using a reserved study room will be asked to vacate the room.

Already have a favorite spot?

Create your own quiet space using the free (disposable) ear plugs available at the library circulation desk on the main floor and the IRC print station on the second floor.

April 26, 2015

Therapy Dog Schedule: April 28-May 1st

Therapy Dog Schedule  

Tuesday, April 28th through Thursday, April 30th

  • 10:00 am - noon 
  • 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm 

Friday May 1st

  • 10:00 am - noon

For more information, visit our site and the AU Library Facebook page.

April 23, 2015

AU Library: Extended Hours

Sunday, April 26th, AU Library will begin its extended hour's schedule opening at the regular time and remaining open until 2:00 a.m. providing study and work space for students during the last week of classes and finals.

April 26th to May 2nd

Sunday, April 26th
2:00 pm to 2:00 am

Monday, April 27th - Thursday, April 30th
7:45 am to 2:00 am

Friday, May 1st
7:45 am to 5:00 pm

Saturday, May 2nd
10:00 am to 4:00 pm

The Instructional Resource Center, library second floor, does not participate in library extended hours. Color printing and IRC resources are not available during AU Library extended hours.

April 20, 2015

EBSCO Databases and Interlibrary Loan

Access problems to EBSCO databases have been resolved, BUT interlibrary loan requests that were generated in EBSCO databases between Friday the 17th and Monday the 20th did not get transmitted to our interlibrary loan account, and we have no way to discover them.

If you placed an interlibrary loan request between 1:45 p.m. Friday and 3:45 p.m. Monday, please resubmit it.  You can do so either either by placing a new request or by forwarding to ill@ashland.edu the confirmation message you may have received.  Thank you!

If you have questions call us at 419-289-5402.

April 13, 2015

EBSCO Databases Slowness

Aceess to EBSCO databases is currently intermittent.  You may encounter a "system problem" message or other problem.  It appears, however, that a bit of extra patience will typically be rewarded with results.

We will post a message when we learn that the problems have been resolved.