December 1, 2021

Extended Weekend Hours

Finals:  Extended Hours

Just in time for finals, Archer Library has extended weekend hours:
  • Friday, December 3:  8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 4:  10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Friday, December 10:  8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 11:  10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

A complete list of Archer Library hours and updates is available on our website.

November 29, 2021

By popular demand

2 Hour Reservations!
Just in time for final exams, we have updated our reservation limits from one to two hours. When making your reservation online, use the drop-down menu to choose your booking time from 15 minutes to 2 hours.  

Check in / Check out •
With the updated time period, it is no longer necessary to make two reservations. Check in at the start of your reservation and check out when you leave.

Make Your Reservation  •
Why? A reservation guarantees the study room is available to you at the scheduled time. Reservations take precedent over casual use. Patrons using a study room without making a reservation may be asked to vacate. If the room you have reserved is occupied, go to the circulation desk and report the problem. 

November 22, 2021

Hours Update: Thanksgiving Break

Hours Update: Thanksgiving Break
Archer Library hours for Thanksgiving break are:
  • Tuesday, 11/23:  Open 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Wednesday, 11/24 - Friday, 11/26:  Closed
  • Saturday, 11/27 and Sunday, 11/28:  Closed

The fall hours schedule resumes on Monday, November 29th. A complete listing of library hours and updates is available on our website.

November 12, 2021

Study Rooms: Online Reservations

Choose your Space •
Need a place to take an online test?  Does your study group need a quiet place to work? Archer Library's online study room reservation system provides opportunity for you to book a study room on the 2nd (201), 4th (401), or 5th (501 & 502) floor.

Select a room & time •

Why make a reservation? A reservation guarantees the study room is available to you at the scheduled time. Patrons using a study room withoug making a reservation may be asked to vacate.

Study room occupied?
If the room you have reserved is occupied, go to the circulation desk and report the problem. Online reservations take precendence; we can verify the space is available to you.

Check in to your reserved space •
Reservations are cancelled after fifteen minutes to open the room for use. Be sure to check in when you arrive, claiming your space.

November 8, 2021

EBSCO Database Issues + Updates

Issues Resolved • 8:00 p.m.

EBSCO reports "issues customers reported are now resolved." 

Update • 4:00 p.m.

EBSCO indicates problem cause has been identified and they are continuing to work on a fix. At this time, individual databases seem to be more efficient than OneSearch. 

We recommend selecting a research resource from the A to Z Database List and using the library catalog.

Update • 1:30 p.m.

EBSCO is continuing to investigate the problems.  While databases and OneSearch no longer return error messages, searches continue to be slow and sporadic.

Original Post • 10:24 a.m.

We are currently experiencing access issues with OneSearch, EBSCO eBooks, full-text finder, and all EBSCO databases.  Access, both on and off campus, is intermittent at best. EBSCO is continuing to work on the issue. Updates will be posted as we learn more. Thank you for your patience.


November 4, 2021

Reserve a Study Room Online





Choose your Space •
Need a place to take an online test?  Does your study group need a quiet place to work? Archer Library's online study room reservation system provides opportunity for you to book a study room on the 2nd (201), 4th (401), or 5th (501 & 502) floor.

Select a room & time •

Why make a reservation? A reservation guarantees the study room is available to you at the scheduled time. Patrons using the room without making a reservation may be asked to vacate.

Check in to your reserved space •
Reservations are cancelled after fifteen minutes to open the room for use. Be sure to check in when you arrive, claiming your space.

October 25, 2021

Library Instruction: It's not too late!

Schedule Library Instruction

Need help with database searching, catalog use, or perhaps a general library information and resource overview for your students? It's not too late to schedule library instruction for November.  Our active learning lab is equipped for in-person, hybrid, and online instruction.

Call the reference desk at ext. 5402 or send an email to library@ashland.edu with your instruction request.  You may also contact your library liaison directly to discuss options.

October 18, 2021

Dedication Ceremony: Active Learning Lab




The new Bernice Fauber Baker Active Learning Classroom, located in the Robert M. and Janet L. Archer Library, will host a brief public dedication ceremony on Homecoming Saturday, Oct. 23, at 10:30 a.m. 

The Active Learning Classroom, the first of its kind at AU, is equipped with both collaborative spaces and high-tech features that make it the most innovative classroom environment on campus. The classroom was built through a generous gift from the Fauber family through the Bernice Fauber Baker Endowment with matching funds from the Bob and Jan Archer Fund. Classroom technology and furnishing were provided through a grant from the State Library of Ohio and the Institute for Museums and Libraries.

October 12, 2021

Hours Update: Fall Break

Hours Update: Fall Break

Archer Library hours for fall break are:
  • Thursday, 10/14: Close 5 p.m.
  • Friday, 10/15: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Saturday, 10/16: Closed
  • Sunday, 10/17: 6 p.m. to Midnight
The fall hours schedule resumes on Monday, October 18th. A complete listing of library hours and updates is available on our website.