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: library@ashland.edu.

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

Library Resources Down as IT makes major change to network

As of late Thursday most library resources are inaccessible as IT makes a major change to the campus network.  We have been given no estimate of how long it will take to resolve the problems.

June 6, 2018

Interlibrary Loan Requests Problem

Users of our OneSearch and EBSCO databases are typically able to submit direct requests for interlibrary borrowing of articles cited in those databases.  EBSCO is currently investigating a problem with that functionality that began Friday, June 1st.  Until the problem is resolved, we have replaced the links to the request forms with a message that refers you to the Quick Link for Interlibrary Loan on the library main page.

If since Friday you submitted an interlibrary request please be aware that it has not reached us.  You can resubmit such requests using the Quick Link on the library main page.  We apologize for the inconvenience.  If you have questions about your requests, please write to us at ill@ashland.edu

Once the database links to the request forms are restored you will again be able to use them to submit direct requests for interlibrary borrowing.

June 4, 2018

Library Spotlight: Welcome Scott Savage

AU Library Director

Scott Savage has accepted the position of Library Director at Ashland University effective June 4. Scott most recently served as interim director of the AU Library after serving for five years as director of Foundation and Government Relations for the Office of Institutional Advancement. His Master of Library Science degree is from Kent State University.

For more information, view the Campus Announcement in MyAU Portal.

May 29, 2018

Journey of an OhioLINK Book



Have you ever wondered how your OhioLINK book 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.