September 18, 2018

Library Spotlight: OhioLINK

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.

August 30, 2018

Hours Update: Labor Day

AU Library Labor Day Hours:

  • Saturday, September 1st:  Closed
  • Sunday, September 2nd: Closed
  • Monday, September 3rd:  Open 6:00 - 11:00 pm

Regular fall hours resume on Tuesday, September 4th. A complete list of library hours and updates is available on the library web site.

August 26, 2018

Library Hours: Fall 2018

AU Library's fall hours schedule begins Monday, August 27th. 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 22, 2018

OhioLINK Catalog Maintenance

Two maintenance windows requiring downtime have been scheduled for the OhioLINK Central Catalog have been scheduled for this week.

  • Thursday, 8/23, from 5:00 to 7:00 am · 
  • Friday, 8/24, from 5:00 am to 7:00 am 

OhioLINK's catalog will be unavailable for 15 to 30 minutes during these times. While Central is down, patrons will not be able to navigate to the OhioLINK catalog, and any renewals of items checked out through the catalog will be queued for processing until the maintenance is over.

AU Library catalog will remain available during this maintenance window. However, any OhioLINK renewals made will also be queued until updates are complete.

July 26, 2018

OhioLINK's New Look

OhioLINK recently updated it's logo and 'tagline' to reflect organizational growth. But don't worry, it's still the same great OhioLINK providing access to databases, e-books, digital services, and connecting you to academic institutions throughout Ohio. Learn more from the excerpts provided below - and follow the link to read the entire message from OhioLINK's executive director.

OhioLINK's New Look: Expanded Services, Expanded Brand
A note from OhioLINK Executive Director Gwen Evans
"OhioLINK has been enabling affordable learning and discovery in our state for 25 years. In that time, we’ve become far more than books and libraries—we’re a growing organization with expanding services and stakeholders."
"We are all continually seeing something new in this logo, from a mountain peak to a network to a nod to Ohio itself. We believe the update to our brand colors and the addition of a tagline reflect not only OhioLINK’s service to higher education, but also its maturity and stability as an organization. We are proud to debut a new look that will grow along with us.

July 17, 2018

Library Spotlight: Digital Sign

Welcome to Ashland University Library! We've updated content on the main floor digital sign to include short Animaker videos. Stop in to see what's new.

*Originally published on the IRC News Blog 7/11/18

June 28, 2018

Hours Update: July 4th

AU Library Hours for the July 4th holiday week are as follows:

  • Sunday, 7/1:  Noon to 8:00 pm
  • Monday, 7/2 & Tuesday, 7/3:  7:30 am to 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday, 7/4:  8:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Thursday, 7/5 & Friday, 7/6:  7:30 am to 5:00 pm
  • Saturday, 7/7: Closed
  • Sunday, 7/8:  Noon to 8:00 pm

Regular summer hours resume on Monday, July 9th. A complete list of library hours and updates, including scheduled closings and exceptions, is available on the library web site.

June 20, 2018

OhioLINK Catalog

Planned Maintenance on 6/25

"On Monday, 6/25, there will be extended maintenance done on the Central Catalog between 2:00 am and 10:00 am. We are anticipating that the OhioLINK Catalog will not be available during this maintenance window."

"Please be aware that while Central is down, patrons will not be able to navigate to Central and any renewals of items checked out through Central will be queued for processing until the maintenance is completed." - OhioLINK User Services

If you have questions, feel free to contact library circulation at ext 5400 or reference at ext 5402.

June 8, 2018

Update: Resources Available

All online library resources are once again available. If you experience any problems with access to our catalog or databases, please contact the library at ext 5400 or email us:

Thanks for your patience during IT's planned outage and network maintenance.