December 12, 2017

Therapy Dogs: There's still time


Did you miss the therapy dogs yesterday? Don't worry, there's still time ... even today!

  • Tuesday, December 12th:  1 pm to 3 pm and 6 pm to 8 pm
  • Wednesday, December 13th:  10 am to noon
Remember to tag your social media photos #AUDogTherapy

December 11, 2017

AU Library: Quiet Spaces

Looking for a quiet space to study during finals? 
The 3rd and 6th floors of AU Library are designated quiet zones during extended hours and finals.

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 previously reserved study room will be asked to vacate the room.

Already have a favorite library spot? 
Create your own quiet space using the free (disposable) ear plugs available at the IRC print station on the second floor.

December 9, 2017

Library Spotlight: Surge Protectors on Reserve


Is your favorite study spot too far from an outlet?
Never fear, surge protectors are now available at the circulation desk, library main floor. Part of the reserves collection, check one out for 3 hours to use in the library.

December 8, 2017

AU Library: Extended Hours

AU Library's extended hour's schedule continues through Wednesday, December 13th providing study and work space for students during finals. A complete list of AU Library hours updates is available on the Library web site.


December 10th - 13th

Sunday, 12/10
1:00 pm to 2:00 am

Monday, 12/11 - Wednesday, 12/13
7:45 am to 2:00 am


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

December 7, 2017

Library Spotlight: Games on Reserve


Need a break? How about a playing board game with friends? AU Library has a few of your favorites on reserve and ready to use.  Check out any of these games for three hour use in-library:  Uno, Chess, Checkers, Twister, and Catan.




More games are available with materials kits in the Instructional Resource Center (IRC), library second floor. We have Life, Jenga, Monopoly, Battleship, Clue, Backgammon (+ Chess & Checkers), 5 Second Rule, Logo, and two versions of Trivial Pursuit (2000s & Star Wars). These items circulate for a period of one week. Take them back to your room and enjoy!

December 1, 2017

AU Library: Extended Hours

Monday, December 4th, 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.

December 4th - 9th

Monday, 12/4 - Thursday, 12/7
7:45 am to 2:00 am 

Friday, 12/8
7:45 am to 9:00 pm

Saturday, 12/9
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.

November 28, 2017

Library Spotlight: Orientation & Blackboard

Need a refresher on all things AU Library?  
AU Library Student Orientation in Blackboard Learn can help.

AU Library student orientation features information about resources and services available to Ashland University students in person and online. It is a starting point for all things Ashland University Library including research, resources, and library guides.


Explore our topics in the order presented, or start with items that interest you. Return at any time to review library and IRC tutorials, catch up with Library News, or find someone to help with your library or research.
  • Overview: Get started with AU Library Orientation by reviewing what's available, watching the introductory video, seeing what's new with AU Library News, and help us help you by taking our orientation survey. 
  •  AU Library: Learn more about AU Library on Campus, resources available to you online, and how to borrow items from AU Library & OhioLINK. 
  • Library Research: Review our introductory research videos for finding books, finding articles in library databases, and finding help from the reference team. 
  • Welcome to the IRC: Take a tour of the Instructional Resource Center, learn more about our collections, and see what's available with the IRC online. 

Navigating the information landscape can be challenging, we are here to help. AU Library Student Orientation is available to all students, faculty, and staff in Blackboard Learn.

*Originally published on the IRC News & Information Blog, 11/17/17

November 26, 2017

Extended Hours: Coming Soon!


It's almost time! 

Monday, December 4th, 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.




November 20, 2017

Library Hours: Thanksgiving Break


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

  • Tuesday, November 21st:  7:45 am to 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday, November 22nd:  8:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Thursday, November 23rd - Saturday, November 25th:  Closed
  • Sunday, November 26th:  Open 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm

AU Library's fall hours schedule resumes on Monday, November 27th. Enjoy your Thanksgiving break!

November 13, 2017

OhioLINK & You


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?

If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, be sure to check OhioLINK 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.  Really!

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.

October 25, 2017

Library Spotlight: Social Media

Are you following AU Library on Facebook?
News, information, updates, and library activities are a few of the things we feature. Comments (and likes) are always welcome.


Are you following the IRC on Pinterest?
Boards feature topic and seasonal books, materials kits, coloring pages, and IRC resources. View our entire collection of Ellison Dies!

Are you following the IRC on Twitter?
News, updates, things that make us go hmmmm, and all things IRC and AU library. Check out our list of twitter accounts at Ashland University.

October 18, 2017

Library Hours: 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 19: 7:45 am to 5:00 pm 
  • Friday, October 20: 7:45 am to 5:00 pm 
  • Saturday, October 21: Closed 
  • Sunday, October 22: 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm 

AU Library's fall hours schedule resumes on Monday, October 23rd. Enjoy fall break!

October 1, 2017

LexisNexis Introduces Nexis Uni

LexisNexis is replacing its LexisNexis Academic database with a new platform called Nexis Uni. Designed to fit the search expectations of today's students, Nexis Uni has the same content as LexisNexis Academic, with features intended to facilitate discovery, student collaboration, and personalization.  Like LexisNexis Academic it is an important source for news from metropolitan newspapers and trade publications; for statutes, regulations, and case law at the federal level and from all 50 states; and for profiles of more than 80 million companies worldwide.

To learn more about Nexis Uni, contact the library's reference librarians at 419-289-5402 or library@ashland.edu

September 25, 2017

Banned Books Week: #RebelReader



Words Have Power

Join us and participate in the #BannedBooksWeek #RebelReader Twitter Tournament challenge sponsored by The American Library Association and ALA's Office for Intellectual Freedom.
"The American Library Association invites you to speak out against censorship this Banned Books Week. Join the Rebel Reader Twitter Tournament and challenge yourself to complete action items on Twitter to be entered into a drawing for fantastic literary prizes. Similar to the Triwizard Tournament in the banned and challenged Harry Potter series, these tasks will test your creativity and knowledge." - ALA Rebel Reader

Getting Started

Need a few hints to get started with the twitter tournament?
  • Swag Photo: Stop in the library and pick up a new Banned Books Week button; the IRC has buttons and magnets available (we have two new styles featuring the #WordsHavePower logo).  
  • Banned or Challenged Book Selfie: Our Banned Books Week library guide has a page devoted to Banned and Challenged Books (complete with lists!).
  • Coloring Sheet Photo: Pick up a Banned Books Week #WordsHavePower coloring sheet on the main floor or second floor coloring table - OR - print your own copy here.

Read more about the Twitter Tournament, including how to enter, on ALA's Rebel Reader Twitter Tournament site. Good luck to everyone participating in the tournament!

IRC Blog & Twitter

Stay up-to-date via the IRC News & Information blog for daily #BannedBooksWeek posts. Follow the IRC on Twitter, @IRCaulibrary, for fun and informative tweets about #BannedBooks week and the #RebelReader tournament.


*Post originally published on the IRC News Blog.

September 19, 2017

OhioLINK: 25th Anniversary

OhioLINK 25th Anniversary from OH-TECH on Vimeo.

OhioLINK: In the Beginning

"OhioLINK, a cooperative venture of university libraries and the Ohio Department of Higher Education, grew out of a 1987 recommendation by the board’s library committee that 'the state of Ohio implement, as expeditiously as possible, a statewide electronic catalog system.'" 
"In 1992, six universities installed OhioLINK systems and began the ongoing process of building the central catalog." - OhioLINK History

OhioLINK has grown to 120 academic library's, including Ashland University Library. OhioLINK's vision is to "Provide Ohio students, faculty, and citizens with the best academic library content to achieve their goals and aspirations."

OhioLINK: Exceptional Value

Since 1992, OhioLINK has delivered "valuable resources to Ohio’s academic libraries at the lowest possible cost, saving millions of dollars in the process. How is this possible? By using the collective buying power of our 121 member libraries, OhioLINK negotiates better prices for resources than individual institutions or other library associations are able to." - Value of OhioLINK
Learn more about what OhioLINK - and Ashland University Library - provide for you:

September 12, 2017

Library Spotlight: Research Appointments


Not sure where to start your research? 
Feeling stuck? Don't know where to look? No Problem! Librarians are here to help and there are many ways to contact us.

  • In Person: stop by the reference desk on the main floor of the library.
  • Email us at: library@ashland.edu
  • Call us at: 419-289-5402
  • Browse our FAQs page

Need even more help?
Schedule a research appointment with a librarian: Click here to get started

September 6, 2017

Update: Library Guides & E-Res Available

Technical problems with Library Guides and E-Res, electronic reserves, were resolved early Tuesday (9/5) evening.

Please be sure to contact us if you have any problems accessing or using either of these resources. Contact Judi Humphrey for Library E-reserves at x5400 and Diane Schrecker at x5406 for Library Guide issues/problems.

September 5, 2017

Library Guides & E-res unavailable

Due to a platform outage, AU Library Guides (LibGuides) and E-Res (electronic reserves) are currently unavailable. The Springshare tech team is working on the problem and we anticipate a resolution soon. Stay up-to-date here:

OhioLINK & You

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.

August 31, 2017

Library Hours: Labor Day


AU Library Hours: Labor Day Holiday:

  • Saturday, September 2nd: Closed 
  • Sunday, September 3rd: Closed 
  • Monday, September 4th: Open 6 - 11 pm 
Regular fall hours resume on Tuesday, September 5th. A complete list of library hours and updates is available on the library web site.

August 27, 2017

Library Hours: Fall 2017


AU Library's fall hours schedule begins Monday, August 28th. 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.
  • Monday - Thursday: 7:45 am to 11:00 pm 
  • Friday: 7:45 am to 5:00 pm 
  • Saturday: Noon to 4:00 pm 
  • Sunday: 1:00 pm to 11:00 pm

August 3, 2017

Library Hours: August


AU Library's summer schedule schedule for August begins on Sunday, August 6th. We are open 8 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday and closed Saturday and Sunday.

Our fall hours schedule will begin on Monday, August 28th!

August 2, 2017

WorldCat Maintenance August 5th-6th

OCLC services will be down for maintenance from 11 p.m., August 5th, to 8:00 a.m, August 6th. This will affect WorldCat, including WorldCat.org, and the other OCLC FirstSearch databases.

July 24, 2017

ProQuest Databases: Update

The ProQuest database maintenance scheduled for Saturday, July 29th, has been cancelled.  ProQuest databases should remain continuously accessible across the upcoming weekend and into the fall.

Database downtime maintenance alerts will be posted here and on Twitter.

July 18, 2017

ProQuest Database Access Restored

Access to the ProQuest databases has been restored.  If you have trouble connecting with one of them close your browser and try again.  If you continue to have trouble please contact us at 419-289-5402.

ProQuest Databases Down

A power outage at ProQuest late Monday knocked out the ProQuest databases.  Affected databases include American Periodicals, Ancestry Library Edition, ProQuest Dissertations & Theses, and Wall Street Journal.  It is not clear how soon they will be restored.

July 10, 2017

Update: Service Restored

Power has been restored in many campus locations. At this time, wifi access remains spotty and not all library computers have internet; library second floor and the Instructional Resource Center computers do not currently have internet.

Power Outage: Campus Wide

Information from Ashland University's Twitter account:

"The city of Ashland is experiencing a power outage that is impacting main campus and ATS. When information becomes available - Safety Services"

We will post information as it becomes available.

July 6, 2017

Journey of an OhioLINK Article

 
Journey of an OhioLINK Article from OH-TECH on Vimeo.

"OhioLINK has been building relationships with content providers for 20-plus years. Because of this long history and the 500,000-plus college students, faculty and staff it represents, OhioLINK is able to deliver unrivaled intellectual assets at beneficial pricing for Ohio’s academic community." - Journey of an OhioLINK Article

Learn more about the Journey of an OhioLINK Article in this blog post written by OH-TECH graphic artist Christi Playford, A User's Perspective: Don't Take OhioLINK for Granted.

June 29, 2017

Hours Update: July 4th


AU Library Hours: July 4th Holiday:
  • Saturday, July 1st:  Closed
  • Sunday, July 2nd: Open Noon - 8 pm
  • Monday, July 3rd: Open 8 am to 5 pm
  • Tuesday, July 4th:  Open 8 am to 4 pm
Regular summer hours resume on Wednesday, July 5th. A complete list of library hours and updates is available on the library web site


June 26, 2017

OhioLINK Maintenance June 26th

OhioLINK Services will be unavailable Monday evening, June 26th, from 10:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. because of maintenance. This includes the OhioLINK website, OhioLINK Catalog, OhioLINK Electronic Journal Center, and everything else OhioLink.

June 14, 2017

Library Spotlight: John Clague


John Clague from Chuck Mintz on Vimeo.

Watch this video documentary from Chuck Mintz to learn more about artist John Clague. Mr. Clague designed and constructed the Auriculum sculpturea "composite of auriculum and pendulum" known for "its sound and motion features" (John Clague, 1977). The Auriculum is centrally located on Ashland University's campus in front of Ashland University Library.

AU Library's web site features information and facts about the Auriculum, including reference from the Ashland College Collegian and Ashland University Archives. Special thanks to Ashland University's Facebook page for sharing this documentary video.

June 8, 2017

Because: Libraries Transform


"The ways in which libraries transform are as nuanced and varied as the people they serve. Physical transformations are easy to spot. Transformations in service and scope can be less apparent, but are ever changing." - Libraries Transform

June 7, 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.


May 30, 2017

OhioLINK EJC Maintenance 5/31

The OhioLINK Electronic Journal Center (EJC) will be down for maintenance Wednesday morning, May 31st, for perhaps half an hour in the period between 5:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m.

Library Spotlight: Recreational Reading

Did you know the library has a recreational reading collection on the main floor? Titles added to this collection include Alex Awards, Pulitzer Prize novels, and general fiction. When shelf ready, titles are featured in the new books area on library main floor near the patio doors.

May 24, 2017

Library Hours: Memorial Day

In observance of Memorial Day, AU Library hours are:
  • Saturday, May 27: Closed 
  • Sunday, May 28: Closed 
  • Monday, May 29: Closed 
AU library's summer hours schedule resumes on Tuesday, May 30.

May 15, 2017

Database Access May 21st and 22nd

Scheduled maintenance at OCLC is expected to disrupt off-campus access to all library databases on Saturday, May 20th, from 10:00 p.m. until 7:00 a.m. on Sunday, May 21st.

May 12, 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 were recently 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.

May 8, 2017

AU Library: Summer Hours

AU Library's Summer Hours schedule begins today, Monday, May 8th. Exceptions to regular summer hours, including holiday and Sunday hours, are detailed on the library web site.

May 8 - August 27, 2017

  • Monday - Thursday: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm 
  • Friday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm 
  • Saturday: Closed 
  • Sunday: Closed

May 3, 2017

Library Hours: After Finals


AU Library hours after finals and during graduation weekend are:

  • Thursday, 5/4:  7:45 am to 5:00 pm
  • Friday, 5/5:  8:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Saturday, 5/6:  Closed
  • Sunday, 5/7:  Closed

Summer hours begin on Monday, May 8th.  A complete listing of library hours and updates is available on the library web site.

May 2, 2017

Therapy Dogs: There's still time!


Did you miss the therapy dogs earlier this week? Don't worry, there's still time (even today)!
  • Tuesday, May 2nd:  1 - 3 pm, and 6 - 8 pm
  • Wednesday, May 3rd:  10 am to noon, 2 - 4 pm, and 6 - 8 pm
  • Thursday, May 4th:  9 - 11 am
Remember to tag your photos #DoggyTherapy.

May 1, 2017

Returning Library Materials

Remember to return all borrowed library materials, books, CDs, DVDs, IRC resources, and especially OhioLINK items, before leaving campus for summer break.

Returning after hours? There is a book drop located on the library ground floor, across from the Chapel, near the UPS pick up.

April 28, 2017

Extended Hours Schedule

AU Library's extended hour's schedule continues through Wednesday, May 3rd providing study and work space for students during finals. A complete list of AU Library hours updates is available on the Library web site.

April 30th - May 3rd

Sunday, 4/30
2:00 pm to 2:00 am

Monday, 5/1 - Wednesady, 5/3
7:45 am to 2:00 am

Thursday, 5/4
7:45 am to 5:00 pm


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

April 26, 2017

Therapy Dogs Schedule


It's doggy time! Therapy dogs will be visiting AU Library for finals week. Remember, tag your photos #DoggyTherapy.

  • Monday, May 1st:  10 am to noon, 2 - 4 pm, and 6 - 8 pm
  • Tuesday, May 2nd:  9 - 10:30 am, 1 - 3 pm, and 6 - 8 pm
  • Wednesday, May 3rd:  10 am to noon, 2 - 4 pm, and 6 - 8 pm
  • Thursday, May 4th:  9 - 11 am

Thanks to Racheal Yocum, Center for Academic Support, Library 7th floor, for coordinating the therapy dog visits.

April 25, 2017

Finals Week: Quiet Spaces

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 24th - May 3rd.

Interested in reserving a study room? 
Stop at the circulation desk and reserve a study room for three hours. Please note, students using a previously reserved study room will be asked to vacate the room.

Have a favorite library spot? 
Create your own quiet space using the free ear plugs available at the main floor circulation desk and the 2nd floor print station outside the IRC.

April 23, 2017

Extended Hours Schedule

Monday, April 24th, 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 24th - April 29th

Monday, 4/24 through Thursday, 4/27
7:45 am to 2:00 am

Friday, 4/28
7:45 am to 5:00 pm

Saturday, 4/49
Noon to 4:00 pm

A complete list of AU Library's extended hours is available on the AU Library Hours & Updates page.  The Instructional Resource Center, located on the second floor, does not participate in extended hours. Color printing and IRC resources are not available during AU Library extended hours.

April 18, 2017

Extended Hours: Coming Soon


It's almost time! 

Monday, April 24th, 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 17, 2017

National Library Week Survey: Still Time



AU Library Student and Faculty Surveys:  Open through April 17th

It's not too late!  The National Library Week survey is open through the end of the day. We would like to know more about your Ashland University Library experiences. When you've completed the survey, enter your email for a chance to win one of three $10 Subway gift cards.

Need the survey link? Check your AU email or AU portal announcements. You may also chat with or text the IRC at 419.938.4134, and we'll send you the student or faculty link.

Thank you for celebrating #NationalLibraryWeek with us.

April 12, 2017

Library Hours: Easter Break


AU Library Hours for Easter Break:
  • Wednesday, April 12th:  8:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Thursday, April 13th:  8:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Friday, April, 14th: Closed
  • Saturday, April 15th & Sunday, April 16th:  Closed
Regular hours resume on Monday, April 17th.  A complete listing of library hours and updates is available on our web site.

April 11, 2017

National Library Week Surveys

#National Library Week Survey Links


Are you looking for the AU Library Student or Faculty survey?

  • Links are included with AU Portal National Library Week announcements.
  • Text 419.938.4134 or chat with the IRC and we will send you the link (be sure to request the student or faculty survey).
  • AU Library Student Orientation in Blackboard has a link with announcements.
  • AU Library Faculty Resources in Blackboard has a link with announcements.

Thank you for participating in our survey ... and good luck in the gift card drawing.

National Library Week: Buttons


Did you get your National Library Week button? We have three different styles of buttons featuring a variety of book sculpture images. Buttons are available at the circulation desk, library main floor. There's still time, be sure to get yours while they last.

April 10, 2017

National Library Week: Guess How Many Books?


Coming or going ... front to back ... left to right ... top to bottom

There are a lot of books in the main floor library display case. Take a guess at how many books we have loaded in the display case and enter to win a #NationalLibraryWeek prize. Stop at the circulation desk, AU Library main floor, to enter the contest. We will share the answer, and the contest winner, next week.


National Library Week: Cookie Day

Cookie Day: Monday, April 10th


We are celebrating National Library Week with cookie day> Come in to the library and enjoy a variety of tasty homemade cookies. Our cookie table is located on the Library main floor, near the main entrance. Hope to see you soon! #NationalLibraryWeek

April 9, 2017

National Library Week: April 9-15

It's National Library Week!


"First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April. It is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation's libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support. All types of libraries - school, public, academic and special - participate."
- ALA National Library Week

AU Library Student and Faculty Surveys:  April 7th - April 17th
In recognition of #NationalLibraryWeek, we would like to know more about your Ashland University Library experiences. When you've completed the survey, enter your email for a chance to win one of three $10 Subway gift cards.

Need the survey link? Check your AU email or AU portal announcements. You may also chat with or text the IRC at 419.938.4134, and we'll send you the student or faculty link.

National Library Week Cookie Day: Monday, April 10th
Stop in the library for a cookie break! Our cookie table will be located on the main floor.

National Library Workers Day: Tuesday, April 11th
Celebrate with us by saying thank you to our AU Library student workers. Circulation and Instructional Resource Center student workers play a big role in our every day success.

Guess How Many Books: April 7th - April 17th
Use your powers of observation (and maybe math) to guess how many books are located in the display case on the main floor. Submit your guess at the circulation desk and be registered to win a National Library Week surprise.

National Library Week Buttons: While supplies last
Back by popular demand, a variety of limited edition National Library Week buttons will be available at the circulation desk on the main floor.


April 7, 2017

Coming Soon: National Library Week

Next week is National
Library Week! 


Stay tuned for a week of planned activities:
  • How Many Books in the display?
  • National Library Worker Day 
  • AU Library Cookie Day
    Monday, 4/10
  • AU Library Survey & gift cards
    April 7th to April 17th 
  • National Library Week buttons 
Check for an announcement in the portal for survey links. Daily blog posts, here and on the IRC News Blog, will keep you up to date. Follow the IRC on Twitter and Pinterest, and AU Library on Facebook for additional resources.

April 4, 2017

Library Spotlight: Recreational Reading

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 recreational reading collection.

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).

January 2, 2017

Library Hours: After Winter Break

Welcome back! AU Library hours for after winter break are noted below:
  • Tuesday, January 3rd - Friday, January 6th
    Open 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Saturday, January 7th
    Closed
  • Sunday, January 8th
    Closed

Our spring semester hours schedule begins on Monday, January 9th. A complete listing of AU Library hours and updates is available on the library web site.