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ACCESS & AU International Students: Welcome!

Ashland University Library

welcomeWelcome Students!

Welcome to the library orientation guide. Use this guide to learn the basic research skills you will need to complete your assignments. Use the tabs above to evaluate and locate relevant resources like books and scholarly journals.

If you need help, please feel free to contact us. We understand that libraries are different everywhere.  Don't forget that beside dropping in for a quick question, you may also call, e-mail, or schedule a one-on-one research appointment. We are always happy to help!

AU Library Main Floor: Resources

Reference Desk


Need help finding a particular book, constructing a better search or deciding which database to use? We will be happy to answer your research questions. Stop by the Information Desk for one-on-one help. There are several ways to contact us. Take your pick!

  CALL us at 419-289-5402

EMAIL a Librarian at

TEXT a Librarian at 419-768-6106

Circulation Desk


The Check-Out Desk, also known as the circulation desk, is the first desk you see when you walk in the Library. Staff and student workers will help you check out books, pick up or return OhioLINK books, and borrow books, CDs and DVDs placed on Reserve by your professors.  This is also where you pay library and OhioLINK fines.

For information, contact the main desk by phone at 419-289-5400, extension 5400 on campus.

For Circulation FAQs, visit our FAQ page @

IRC Library second floor


The Instructional Resource Center, or IRC, is located on the second floor of Ashland University Library.

Browse our extensive juvenile collection featuring board books, picture books, juvenile fiction and non-fiction, big books, chapter books, graphic novels, young adult fiction and non-fiction and leveled book kits. Take time to explore the new book area for titles recently added to the juvenile collection. The IRC circulating collection includes K-12 curriculum textbooks, activity books, and K-12 supplemental curriculum resources of manipulative kits,

Available IRC technology resources include computers, scanners, both print quota and color printing. The IRC is self-service work area for Ashland University students, faculty and staff. We offer laminating, binding, button makers, and Ellison Die Cut Machines with an extensive library of dies. A selection of materials and supplies are available for purchase. Need help? Be sure to ask the curriculum librarian or an IRC student worker.

Library Misconceptions

Libraries are often misunderstood. Many students think that it's filled with old books and only useful if you want a quiet place to study. We do have books, and it is a great place to study, but there is a lot more, too!

What are some of your ideas about the library? Vote for your TOP misconcepton.

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You can borrow books only from this library.: 0 votes (0%)
You have to be quiet in the library.: 0 votes (0%)
Now that you're in college you should know it all so don't ask us!: 0 votes (0%)
Everyone that works at the library is a librarian.: 0 votes (0%)
You cannot have food or drinks in the library.: 0 votes (0%)
You cannot take books out of the library.: 0 votes (0%)
This library only has books and magazines.: 1 votes (100%)
Total Votes: 1

Carrie Halquist - Reference and Instruction Librarian

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Carrie Halquist
Ashland University Library
509 College Ave
Ashland, OH

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