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ACCESS & AU International Students: About the Library

Ashland University Library


The mission of the Ashland University Library is to:

  • Encourage, support, and enable teaching, research, and learning in a positive environment that values self-worth and intellectual inquiry.
  • Provide the collections, services, and physical environment to encourage curiosity and reflection, and to satisfy information needs as students are challenged to develop intellectually and ethically in accordance with the mission statement of the University.
  • Enhance the academic experience by providing our patrons with the resources and confidence to access, evaluate, and synthesize information.

AU Library Hours

AU Library's Summer hours schedule begins in early May.

A complete listing of library hours updates, including holiday hours and additional Sunday hours, is available on the library web site.

  • Monday - Thursday 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
  • Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Saturday & Sunday Closed

AU Library's Fall hours schedule begins Monday, August 15, 2016.

A complete listing of library hours updates, including holiday hours and additional Sunday hours, is available on the library web site.

  • Monday - Thursday: 7:45 a.m.-11:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 7:45 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: Noon - 4:00 p.m.
  • Sunday: 2:00 p.m. -11:00 p.m.

Borrowing from AU Library

Visit the Circulation Desk

The Circulation Desk, or Check Out Desk, is where you will go to borrow books, CDs, DVDs and even headphones, to pick up books ordered from OhioLINK, and to access materials that your professors may have put on reserve. Staff and student workers can help you with any questions or problems regarding library reserves, book borrowing, fines, due dates, renewals and OhioLINK books.

Borrowing from AU Library

AU Library books may be borrowed for 21 days and renewed 6 times. The overdue fine is 25 cents per day.

OhioLINK books may be borrowed for 21 days and may be renewed 6 times. OhioLINK Fines are 50 cents per day, $50 for books that are 30 days overdue, and OhioLINK charges $125 for items that are not returned.

Reserves & E-Reserves

Your instructors may have placed books or audio materials on reserve for your class. Visit the Circulation Desk to check out items on Reserve.  Your instructors may also ask you to view an article or book chapter online through Electronic Reserves.  These are available to you from any computer, 24 hours a day.  To access ERes from the library website, click on Services for Students under the Services tab.

Note: Borrowing periods vary for Reserve and non-book items.


Ashland University Library does not have copies of most textbooks. Most students buy or rent their own textbooks. A limited number of textbooks may be borrowed through OhioLINK.

We do have some books that are used in classes such as literature, poetry, or history (novels and other widely read books).