September 19, 2017

OhioLINK: 25th Anniversary

OhioLINK 25th Anniversary from OH-TECH on Vimeo.

OhioLINK: In the Beginning

"OhioLINK, a cooperative venture of university libraries and the Ohio Department of Higher Education, grew out of a 1987 recommendation by the board’s library committee that 'the state of Ohio implement, as expeditiously as possible, a statewide electronic catalog system.'" 
"In 1992, six universities installed OhioLINK systems and began the ongoing process of building the central catalog." - OhioLINK History

OhioLINK has grown to 120 academic library's, including Ashland University Library. OhioLINK's vision is to "Provide Ohio students, faculty, and citizens with the best academic library content to achieve their goals and aspirations."

OhioLINK: Exceptional Value

Since 1992, OhioLINK has delivered "valuable resources to Ohio’s academic libraries at the lowest possible cost, saving millions of dollars in the process. How is this possible? By using the collective buying power of our 121 member libraries, OhioLINK negotiates better prices for resources than individual institutions or other library associations are able to." - Value of OhioLINK
Learn more about what OhioLINK - and Ashland University Library - provide for you:

September 12, 2017

Library Spotlight: Research Appointments

Not sure where to start your research? 
Feeling stuck? Don't know where to look? No Problem! Librarians are here to help and there are many ways to contact us.

  • In Person: stop by the reference desk on the main floor of the library.
  • Email us at:
  • Call us at: 419-289-5402
  • Browse our FAQs page

Need even more help?
Schedule a research appointment with a librarian: Click here to get started

September 6, 2017

Update: Library Guides & E-Res Available

Technical problems with Library Guides and E-Res, electronic reserves, were resolved early Tuesday (9/5) evening.

Please be sure to contact us if you have any problems accessing or using either of these resources. Contact Judi Humphrey for Library E-reserves at x5400 and Diane Schrecker at x5406 for Library Guide issues/problems.

September 5, 2017

Library Guides & E-res unavailable

Due to a platform outage, AU Library Guides (LibGuides) and E-Res (electronic reserves) are currently unavailable. The Springshare tech team is working on the problem and we anticipate a resolution soon. Stay up-to-date here:

OhioLINK & You

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?  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 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.

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.

August 31, 2017

Library Hours: Labor Day

AU Library Hours: Labor Day Holiday:

  • Saturday, September 2nd: Closed 
  • Sunday, September 3rd: Closed 
  • Monday, September 4th: Open 6 - 11 pm 
Regular fall hours resume on Tuesday, September 5th. A complete list of library hours and updates is available on the library web site.

August 27, 2017

Library Hours: Fall 2017

AU Library's fall hours schedule begins Monday, August 28th. 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 3, 2017

Library Hours: August

AU Library's summer schedule schedule for August begins on Sunday, August 6th. We are open 8 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday and closed Saturday and Sunday.

Our fall hours schedule will begin on Monday, August 28th!

August 2, 2017

WorldCat Maintenance August 5th-6th

OCLC services will be down for maintenance from 11 p.m., August 5th, to 8:00 a.m, August 6th. This will affect WorldCat, including, and the other OCLC FirstSearch databases.