September 17, 2019


Come into the library and get a copy of the constitution and find out more about the AU Government Document Collection. 

September 16, 2019

Library Spotlight: Patio Umbrellas

What's new?

Have you seen them? We have colorful new table umbrellas.

It's a beautiful day in the library neighborhood, perfect for a lunch or study break on AU Library's patio.

See you soon!

Update: Library Systems & Catalog

The AU Library catalog is once again operational and all systems are normal. Thanks for your patience.

September 15, 2019

AU Library System Down

AU Library's system/catalog is down at this time. What does this mean for our patrons? 

Patron Accounts - If you are trying to renew books online, the system will not allow you to login. You can either wait until the system is back online or contact the Circulation Desk @ 419.289.5400. 

Catalog  - We are unable to look up items in the AU Library Catalog, both On-Campus and Off-Campus. To search for a book, use the OhioLINK catalog. Select the Advance Search option and set the location to [Ashland U (ASH)]. This will search for items owned by the AU Library. If you need any assistance, contact the Reference Desk (until 7:00 PM) @ 419.289.5402. Items are available for checkout.

Our Databases and OneSearch are all working properly at this time. 

If you come across any other issues or need ANY assistance, please feel free to contact us at the above numbers.
We apologize for any inconvenience and we will give updates when available.

September 12, 2019

Using Library Resources With On-Campus Wireless Networks

For security reasons, students and staff need to be logged into the AUSecure wireless network while on campus in order to access the full breadth of library resources.  If you are using the AshlandUniversity network, even if you are logged in with an AU account, you will not be able to access certain library-provided catalogs and databases.  Some older devices may not be able to access the AUSecure network; for wireless issues please see IT's FAQ document or contact AU IT in 100 Patterson Hall or at 419-289-5405.

Users off-campus or using wireless data plans should be able to access resources as normal.

Having trouble accessing a library resource? A reference librarian can help you in person at the reference desk, by email at, or by phone at 419-289-5402. If you need help with research, need information regarding your library account, interlibrary loan and OhioLINK, or just need to know who to contact with your question, see the Library Help page.

September 10, 2019

Library Help: Circulation & OhioLINK

Need help? Stop at the circ desk!

Having trouble finding a particular item in our collection?
Ready to check out an item from AU Library?  
Wondering about your OhioLINK request?

AU Library's circulation staff manage the information desk on the main floor. If you have questions about items checked-out, course reserves, or OhioLINK, the our circulation staff can help.  They can also help you reserve a study room, locate open computers and work areas in the library, and trouble-shoot print station issues (printing, scanning, and copying). Help is available in-person and online during scheduled library hours.

  • In person at the circulation desk, library main floor 
  • Phone: 419.289.5400, ext. 5400 on campus
  • Email 
  • Online: Circulation & Reserves FAQ page

September 3, 2019

Library Help: Reference Hours

Need help?  Reference hours are available six days a week:

  • Monday-Thursday, 10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. 
  • Friday, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. 
  • Sunday, 1:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

AU Librarians can provide extensive help at the reference desk, but if you want to be sure that there will be enough time to fully explore your research question, schedule a research appointment with one of the reference librarians.

You can also contact a librarian by email (, phone (419.289.5402), and by text (419.938.4134). Additional information is available on the library help page.  We look forward to working with you!

August 29, 2019

Library Hours: Labor Day

Library Hours: Labor Day Weekend
Please note the following AU Library hours for the Labor Day holiday weekend.
  • Saturday, August 31st:  Closed
  • Sunday, September 1st:  Closed 
  • Monday, September 2nd:  Open 6:00 p.m. to midnight

The library's fall hours schedule resumes on Tuesday, September 3rd.  A complete listing of library hours and updates is available on our web site. Enjoy your holiday weekend!

August 27, 2019

Update: Therapy Dog Times

Therapy Dog Schedule
Times for therapy dog visits to AU Library have changed. Please note the updated schedule below.
  • Tuesday, August 27:  1 pm - 3 pm
  • Wednesday, August 28: 6 pm - 8 pm
  • Thursday, August 29:  10 am - noon, 1 pm - 3 pm, & 6 pm - 8 pm

You'll find the dogs on the main floor of AU Library, near the recreation reading area. There is still plenty of time to visit with the dogs this week.