July 19, 2021

Library Parking Lot Closed

Beginning today, July 19th, 2021, the Library parking lot - between Bixler and the Chapel -- is temporarily closed to make room for one of the largest cranes this Librarian has ever seen. Work is being done on the roof and Verizon is here working on the cell tower. To get to Archer Library's roof, the tallest buildings in the Ashland, they had to get the right crane for the job. 

The parking lot, sidewalks, and entrances just behind Archer Library are cordoned off to make room for the crane as well as for everyone's protection as they work in the area. OhioLINK deliveries may be impacted by the work as the loading dock is also inaccessible. 

Please make allowances if you normally use those areas. 

July 13, 2021

Library Eagles Past & Present

Have you seen Archer Library's Eagle? The newest Eagle on campus, it was unveiled at the naming ceremony in May. Honoring Bob and Jan Archer, our Eagle has not yet been named, but we thought it would be fun to share our new Eagle, along with pictures of past library Eagles from Ashland University Archives.

Stay tuned to the Archer Library News blog. Jess Byers, curator and reference librarian, will be exploring AU Eagles history and locations on campus in the coming months.

Interested in learning more about the naming ceremony? Read Archer's are 'Eagles for Life' with Library Bearing their Name, available from the AU News Center.

July 12, 2021

OhioLINK Maintenance: July 12

OhioLINK has notified member libraries that the following applications will be unavailable for up to 30 minutes on Monday, July 12, 2021 between 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. during maintenance: 

  • Electronic Journal Center 
  • Electronic Theses and Dissertations Center
  • A-Z Database List Member Portal
If you experience problems after the maintenance window, or need help with the same, contact the library at library@ashland.edu.

July 7, 2021

Platform Update: Web of Science

 Beginning Wednesday, July 7, all users will see the new Web of Science Platform.

From OhioLINK: "The new platform has a personalized and intuitive user experience with improved search capabilities, faster page loads, increased accessibility, responsive design for viewing on mobile and other devices." 

If you are new to Web of Science, tutorials for Getting Started with Web of Science are available from the publisher. Off campus use of this database requires authentication. If you experience problems, contact us at library@ashland.edu.

July 2, 2021

Library Hours: July 5th

Archer Library will be closed, Monday, July 5th, in observance of Independence Day. 

Summer hours will resume on Tuesday, July 6th.  A complete listing of library hours and updates is available on our website.

June 23, 2021

June 26: ProQuest Ebook Maintenance

ProQuest’s Ebook Central platform is moving from its current server to Amazon Web Services (AWS). The move to AWS will take place on Saturday, June 26. 

ProQuest Ebook Central will be offline from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

During that time, users will not have access to holdings in Ebook Central. If you have questions, please contact at library@ashland.edu.

June 18, 2021

Library applications down, June 18th [Resolved]

 We have received reports and confirmed with AU IT that several applications are now down, including the library catalog and our proxy server. The proxy server controls access to online library resources, so users may not be able to use library resources at this time. We are sorry for any inconvenience, and will update this post when more information is available. Please reach out to library@ashland.edu for any questions or other access issues.

*This issue has been resolved as of 12:00pm and access to library services should be restored. Please reach out to library@ashland.edu for any additional issues.*

June 17, 2021

Library Services Outage, June 20


Due to infrastructure upgrades on campus by IT, online library services will be unavailable both on and off-campus on the evening of Sunday June 20, 2021. The outage should begin around 6pm and take approximately two hours to complete. If you have issue with connecting to library resources after this window, please email us at library@ashland.edu.

June 11, 2021

June 14: OhioLINK Extended Maintenance

OhioLINK has announced all platforms and services will undergo planned extended maintenance on Monday, June 14th from 7:00 p.m. to Midnight.

Two periods of up to 45 minutes of downtime are expected during the projected maintenance window. The following resources will be affected:

  • Central Catalog 
  • OHDep Catalog Office Catalog 
  • OhioLINK EZproxy Authentication 
  • Electronic Journal Center 
  • Electronic Theses and Dissertations
  • A-Z Database List Member Portal 
  • Electronic Book Center 
  • Music Center 
  • DRC Finding Aid Repository 
  • Ohiolink.edu 
Thank you for your patience during this maintenance window. Please feel free to contact us at library@ashland.edu with questions.