September 27, 2016

Update: Off Campus Authentication Resolved

Issues with off campus database authentication have been resolved. If you experience any residual problems with access, please contact the library by phone at 419.289.5400 (ext 5400 on campus) or email, library@ashland.edu. Thanks again for your patience.

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Off Campus Authentication

Due to recent updates to our circulation system, off-campus users may experience problems with library database authentication. We are aware of the problem and are working with tech support (ours and theirs) to resolve the matter and apologize for the inconvenience.

If you need help locating article citations, feel free to contact the reference staff via email at library@ashland.edu. We encourage you to check back periodically for updates and access. Thank you for your patience.

September 23, 2016

OhioLINK: Electronic Journal Center

Have you used the new Electronic Journal Center (EJC) yet? Do you need help? We have just the thing,  OhioLINK's YouTube channel has playlists and video tutorials available.


If you have an existing EJC account, these resources provide help copying existing journals, articles, and searches to the new EJC.


Please be advised that the RSS feed subscription is functioning with Outlook, but not other subscription utilities and apps, such as Feedly. This issue will be addressed in a planned update.  If you experience problems or need help with the new EJC, be sure to contact the library at x5400 or a reference librarian at x5402.

*Originally published 9/4/16.

September 21, 2016

Library Spotlight: Wireless aka Cloud Printing

AU Library is one of several places on campus offering wireless, or Google Cloud printing. Once printer set up is complete, work anywhere in the building and print from your laptop or mobile device to our print stations on the main floor.

  •  Cloud printing works with your Ashland University Google Account. 
  •  Cloud printing is part of the AU print quota system. 
  •  Cloud printing is possible from laptops and mobile devices.

We've collected a few FAQs to help you get started, scroll through the list and view items of interest. Visit AU Library FAQs for details and additional resources.  And, as always, you can ask us for help.



Originally published on the IRC News Blog

September 13, 2016

Journey of an OhioLINK Book

Have you ever wondered how your OhioLINK 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.

September 8, 2016

OhioLINK: Request Materials

Have you found something in the AU Library catalog only to learn it is checked out to someone else? Do you need a particular 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 library catalog! The item you want may be available at another library 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.

September 6, 2016

AU Library Courtesy Notices

If you currently are not receiving email notices from AU Library, for example courtesy and hold/pickup notices, please check your email spam folder.  Take time to mark any messages from AU Library as “not spam” so email from that address will not be classified as spam.


Remember, you may use the My Library Account link on the 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.

September 1, 2016

Library Hours: Labor Day


AU Library Hours Update: Labor Day

  • Saturday, September 3rd: Closed
  • Sunday: September 4th: Closed
  • Monday: September 5th: Open 6 pm to 11 pm

Regular fall hours resume on Tuesday, September 6th. A complete listing of AU Library hours updates including exceptions to regular operating hours, such as the Labor Day holiday weekend, is located on our web site.

August 30, 2016

Library Spotlight: Main Floor

The outside of AU Library is not the only place where work was done to improve the building this summer. Early this week, a month long comprehensive main floor reorganization project was completed.

We now have a spacious, bright work area on the library main floor with comfortable seating, cafe tables, and group tables.

Where is this located? Enter AU Library through the main doors and turn right; you will see our computer and print stations, copy machines, and the faculty publication display. The area adjacent is our new work / study/ lounge area. We have great green views of Founders Hall and the sunlight pouring into the library is simply amazing.

Print Journals:
Recent issues of print journal collection are located on the east side of the main floor (facing Founders).  Print journal stacks have been moved to the sixth floor.

Library 6th floor:
Student work areas remain on available on the 6th floor. Study areas are located on the north side of the building (facing College Avenue).

Ohio & Government Documents:
AU Library is a Federal Depository for government documents. Our Ohio and Government docs have been moved to the west side of the main floor, adjacent to the reference collection.

Welcome back to AU Library!

*Originally published on the IRC News Blog, Library Update: Main Floor.