April 20, 2018

AU Library Extended Hours


Monday, April 23rd, AU Library will begin its extended hour's schedule opening at the regular time and remaining open until 2:00 am, Sunday through Thursday, providing study and work space for students during the last week of classes and finals.

April 23 - April 28

Monday, 4/23 - Thursday, 4/26
7:45 am to 2:00 am

Friday, 4/27
7:45 am to 11:00 pm

Saturday, 4/28
10:00 am to 5;00 pm

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

April 17, 2018

Coming Soon: Extended Hours


It's almost time! 

Beginning Monday, April 23rd, AU Library will follow its extended hour's schedule opening at the regular time and remaining open until 2:00 am,  Sunday through Thursday, providing study and work space for students during the last week of classes and finals. Extended hours for Friday and Saturday will also be available. Stay tuned, details will be posted here.



April 2, 2018

Library Spotlight: Faculty Publications

Did you know AU Library has a database of faculty publications available on the library web site? The database is searchable by year, name, department, college, or type of publication, and links to copies of the resource available in our collections.

We routinely review MyAU Portal for publication announcements and welcome notifications directly from faculty concerning new publications to add to our database and library collection.

Contact the library via email at library@ashland.edu for more information.

March 27, 2018

Library Hours: Easter Break


AU Library Easter Break hours are:
  • Wednesday, 3/28:  Close 5 pm
  • Thursday, 3/29:  Open 8 am to 5 pm
  • Friday, 4/30:  Closed
  • Saturday, 3/31 and Sunday, 4/1:  Closed

Regular hours resume on Monday, April 2nd.  A complete listing of AU Library hours updates is available on our web site.


March 23, 2018

Library Spotlight: OhioLINK Requests


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 assist with renewals. Ask for help at the main desk, we'll take it from there.

March 22, 2018

Ashland University #DayofGiving


Today's the day! #AshlandAllin #DayofGiving

What is Day of Giving? "The Ashland University Day of Giving is a single day every year on which the entire Ashland University community joins together to celebrate AU and support the student experience."

What is this year's goal? "This year’s Day of Giving goal is to inspire 400 alumni, parents, students, faculty, staff, and friends to make a gift of any size."

How do I donate? Go to ashland.edu/goALLin, click "Give Now," fill out the giving form, and share on social media using #ashlandALLin

Interested in learning more about AU's Day of Giving?  Check out the Day of Giving FAQs page.

Consider supporting Ashland University Library! 

After selecting the link to give, under Designation select "OTHER" and then write "Ashland University Library" in the response.

March 14, 2018

Library Spotlight: Recreational Reading

The following Alex Award winning books have been added to the library's recreational reading collection. You will find them shelved in the new books display in the reference area on the main floor of the library or in their regular location on the main floor.


Alex Award winners are featured on the IRC's Alex Award Winners Pinterest board.

Follow IRC's board Alex Award Winners on Pinterest.

March 1, 2018

Library Hours: Spring Break


AU Library Hours for spring break are:
  • Saturday, 3/3 and Sunday, 3/4: Closed
  • Monday, 3/5 through Friday, 3/9:  Open 8 am to 5 pm
  • Saturday, 3/10 and Sunday, 3/11:  Closed

Regular hours resume on Monday, 3/12.  A complete listing of library hours and updates is available on our web site.

February 27, 2018

Fair Use Week: Infographic

Each year ARL, the Association of Research Libraries, publishes a new infographic in conjunction with Fair Use Week, February 26 through March 2, 2018. The focus for 2018 illustrates How Fair Use Promotes the Creation of New Knowledge.
"Fair use is an essential right under copyright law, supporting the constitutional purpose of copyright: to promote the progress of science and the useful arts. Where copyright law might otherwise act to prevent people from accessing knowledge, fair use permits everyone to use existing cultural and scientific material without permission, under certain circumstances." - Association of Research Libraries, Infographic

ARL's Fair Use infographics are freely available to download (PDF) and use. Interested in more information about Fair Use Week? Review ARL's Fair Use Week web site.

Learn more about Fair Use and reviewing previous Fair Use infographics on AU Library's Copyright LibGuide, featuring ARL Best Practices in Fair Use.

February 23, 2018

WorldCat Scheduled Maintenance

WorldCat and other OCLC databases on the FirstSearch platform will be down for maintenance from 10 p.m. Saturday, February 24th, to 8 a.m. Sunday, February 25th.

February 13, 2018

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.

February 7, 2018

Getting Social with AU Library

In addition to our blogs, AU Library News and Instructional Resource Center News, AU Library is a bit more ... social. Check out our sites.

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


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

@IRCaulibrary
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.

January 29, 2018

Are you using OhioLINK?


Did you find just the right item in AU Library catalog only to realize it is checked out to someone else?  Is the item you need off-campus? Do you need an item we do not have?

If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, be sure to check OhioLINK! 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 (pick-up anywhere), 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.

January 22, 2018

Library Spotlight: Research Appointments


Not sure where to start? 
Working on that first spring term paper? Struggling with using library resources? AU 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 help with research?
Schedule a research appointment with a librarian: Click here to get started

January 16, 2018

Library Spotlight: OhioLINK Overview


OhioLINK Overview from OH-TECH on Vimeo.

"OhioLINK is one of the most valuable and useful services provided by the state of Ohio. This overview video details how OhioLINK has become internationally recognized as a leader in academic library services by providing cutting-edge services through a myriad of innovative, efficient methods." - OhioLINK

January 11, 2018

Hours Update: MLK Holiday


AU Library hours for the MLK Holiday are noted below:
  • Saturday, January 13:  Closed
  • Sunday, January 14:  Closed
  • Monday, January 15:  Open 6 - 11 pm

Regular hours resume on Tuesday, January 16th. A complete list of hours and updates is available on the AU Library web site.

January 8, 2018

AU Library Hours: Spring 2018


Welcome back! AU Library's spring 2018 hours schedule begins today, Monday, January 8th. A complete listing of library hours updates including exceptions to regular operating hours, is located on the library web site.

January 1, 2018

Library Hours: After Winter Break

Welcome back! AU library hours after winter break are noted below.


Our 2018 spring semester hours schedule begins Monday, January 8th. A complete listing of AU Library hours and updates is available on the library web site.