June 7, 2023

Construction Update • Outside

Cafe & North Side Progress

Have you had an opportunity to walk along College Avenue to view progress being made on the library cafe and north side of the building? It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood and the perfect time for a stroll.  Here are a few photos of the progress being made on the cafe and north side of Archer Library.

Cafe Side View / Formerly Patio

Cafe Front View

Cafe Side View

June 1, 2023

Construction Update • Inside

Yes! We are open.

A temporary construction wall is now in place on the main floor. When you enter the library, turn left to access the elevators and library services, collections, offices, and the Center for Academic Support (7th floor). Remember, visitors should use the main doors to enter and exit the library building.

Library services located on the ground floor include: circulation, OhioLINK, and interlibrary loan; reference, technical services, and acquisitions; and an inside book return.  The after hours book return is located next to the library's brown loading dock doors, across from the Chapel.

Library Main Floor

Library Entrance & Elevators

 Library Entrance & Building Directory

May 26, 2023

Library Hours • Memorial Day

Archer Library will be closed, 

Monday, May 29th,
in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. 

Summer hours will resume on Tuesday, May 30th. A complete listing of library hours and updates is available on our website.

May 17, 2023

New Login for Interlibrary Loan

Book & Article Requests

Interlibrary loan book and article request forms have been successfully migrated to Microsoft login and authentication.  The forms have not changed, only access has been updated. 

ILL Article Request

Articles requested through interlibrary loan are e-mailed directly to the requester. 

ILL Book Request

Books requested through interlibrary loan are delivered to the main campus Library's Circulation Desk. An email will be sent when items are ready to be picked up.

Learn more about interlibrary loan services on the Archer Library website. If you have questions about interlibrary loan, contact them via email at ill@ashland.edu.

May 15, 2023

Interlibrary Loan Services

Book & Article Requests

We are in the process of changing over Archer Library and Ashland Theological Seminary Library's Interlibrary Loan article and book request forms from Google to Microsoft authentication. Forms are currently displaying error messages and/or redirecting users back to the library website.

Interlibrary loan remains available; please send full citation information for articles and book requests to the Interlibrary Loan email:  ill@ashland.edu. Be sure to send the requests using your Ashland University email account.

We apologize for the inconvenience and will post updates as soon they become available.

May 8, 2023

Library Construction • We're Open!

Entrance & Exit • Archer Library Main Floor

Come In • We're Open
Archer Library's main floor service area and active learning lab are closed, but we remain open for business. Beginning today (5/8), please enter and exit the library using the main entrance; access to the elevators, ground floor, and upper floors is available.

Library services have been moved to the ground floor, technical services area, for the summer:
  • Circulation, including OhioLINK and Interlibrary Loan;
  • Library's inside book return;
  • Reference services;
  • Acquisitions; and
  • Technical services
For construction updates, follow Archer Library's News & Information Blog. Library hours and scheduled holiday closings are available on our website; updates to library hours are also available on the main library calendar.

If you have questions, call the library at 419-289-5400, email us at library@ashland.edu, or chat with us from the library website or LibGuides. Be sure to use all ten digits when calling the circulation desk, it has been upgraded to the new phone system.

Library Hours • Summer

Summer Hours Schedule 

Archer Library's summer hours schedule begins Monday, May 8th. A complete listing of library hours, exceptions, and updates is available on the library website and our Main Hours Calendar

Due to main floor renovations and construction, Archer Library summer hours are subject to change. For construction updates, follow Archer Library's News & Information Blog.

May 5, 2023

Construction Update • Main Floor

Final Countdown!

Preparations are under way for closing the main floor to the public. We have been working hard to relocate imporant services and make them accessible to the Ashland University community during the construction and renovation process. More information will be posted soon, but beginning next week: 

  • Circulation, OhioLINK, and Interlibrary loan will be managed from the ground floor technical services area;
  • Network computers are available on the upper floors; 
  • Printers will be located on the ground floor, near the lecture hall, 2nd floor, and 6th floor; and
  • Study rooms on the 5th floor will be closed for the duration of renovations.

End of an Era
For your enjoyment, here are a few final pictures of Archer Library's main floor.