Library Services for Students

RESEARCH HELP

Reference librarians are available to assist students six days a week during the regular semester:

  • Monday, 8 a.m.-9 p.m.
  • Tuesday, 8 a.m.-9 .p.m
  • Wednesday, 8 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • Thursday, 8 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Sunday, 2-9 p.m.

During these times students can:

  • meet with a reference librarian in person;
  • speak with a reference librarian on the phone (419.289-.400);

Students may, at their convenience, schedule a one-on-one research appointment.

Students can also e-mail questions to the reference staff at library@ashland.edu. (Response times will vary depending on staff availability.)

 

RESEARCH HELP FOR ED.D. STUDENTS

A specialized research guide (a.k.a. LibGuide) has been developed to assist students enrolled in the Dwight Schar College of Education's doctoral program.

 

FINDING BOOKS & OTHER MATERIALS

The Library's online catalog is used to determine what is in the Ashland University Library collection (ex. books, periodicals, CDs, DVDs, IRC collection materials) and where individual items are located. Floor directories for the main campus Library building are posted inside and outside the elevators as well as on the Library's website.

 

BORROWING FROM ASHLAND UNIVERSITY LIBRARY

Your Ashland University ID card also serves as your library card, enabling you to borrow library materials. Lending periods vary depending on type of material. Click here to view the Library's circulation policies.

 

BORROWING FROM OTHER LIBRARIES IN OHIO

Ashland University Library is a member of OhioLINK, a group of 89 statewide libraries. OhioLINK offers online borrowing through its central OhioLINK library catalog.

Note: This service is not used to request articles.

 

DATABASES AND OTHER ONLINE RESOURCES: CONNECTING FROM OFF CAMPUS

To use Ashland University Library databases and other assorted online resources from off campus (not including the Ashland University or OhioLINK library catalogs), students must first log in. The log-in (authentication) screen appears when a student clicks on a link for a database or other online resource. Authentication lasts for two hours, after which time re-authentication will be prompted when a student accesses a different online resource.

Go here for more information about off-campus access.

 

INTERLIBRARY LOAN

Interlibrary loan is a free service used by students for getting:

  • books unavailable through OhioLINK;
  • articles not available through the Ashland University Library's databases or print periodicals collection.

Books requested through interlibrary loan are delivered to the main campus Library's Circulation Desk. Requesters will receive an e-mail informing them when items are ready to be picked up.

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

 

RESERVES

Ashland University Library has both electronic (online) and non-electronic reserves available.

The non-electronic reserves collection includes books, DVDs, CDs and other physical items. These items are available at the Circulation Desk and are searchable through the Ashland University Library catalog.

The electronic reserves collection (E-Reserves) includes scanned articles and other documents in electronic form that are accessible online. These documents are searchable through the Ereserves portal by instructor name, course and author/title.

 

RENEWING LIBRARY MATERIALS AND YOUR LIBRARY ACCOUNT

You can monitor your library account by logging in to MY LIBRARY ACCOUNT, which  can be found among the Quick Links on the Ashland University Library homepage.

The MY LIBRARY ACCOUNT feature, which covers both Ashland University and OhioLINK materials, allows students to monitor due dates, renew materials and check the status of OhioLINK material requests. (Note: Renewal online only works up through the day before the due date.)

 

LIBRARY COMPUTERS AND LOANER LAPTOPS

Computer stations are located throughout the Ashland University Library, including in study rooms on the upper floors of the main campus building.

Additionally, the Library offers laptop computers for student use. Laptops are checked out for a three-hour period and may leave the building.

 

PRINTING

Printing is available on the main floor and second floor of the Library. Computers on the second floor, inside and outside of the Instructional Resource Center (IRC), exclusively utilize second-floor printers. All other computers in the Library print on the main floor.

Main Floor -- Printers on the main floor (b&w only) are located on the east side of the building, by the Recreational Reading collection. Printing is free for Ashland University students and is tied in with the print quota system. (For color printing, see below)

Second Floor (b&w) -- A printer is available directly outside of the IRC. Printing to this machine is free for Ashland University students and is tied in with the print quota system.

Second Floor (color) -- Color printing is available from all second-floor computers. Print jobs sent to the color printer (inside the IRC) cost 10¢ per page.

 

COPYING

Copy machines are available on the main floor and second floor of the Library.

Main Floor -- Coin-operated copy machines on the main floor are located on the east side of the building, by the Recreational Reading collection. The cost of copies is $.10 per page. One copy machine is also equipped to accept payment via EagleCard.

Second Floor -- A Venda Card copy machine is located on the second floor, directly outside the Instructional Resource Center. This machine is the property of the Dwight Schar College of Education and is used only by education students. Cards used with this machine must be obtained through the College of Education.

 

CHANGE MACHINE

A change machine is located on the east side of the main floor of the building, by the Recreational Reading collection. It accepts only $1 and $5 bills.

 

FAX MACHINE

Free student fax service is available at the Ashland University Library's Circulation Desk.

 

VENDING MACHINES

Two vending machines, dispensing food and drink, are available on the ground floor (i.e., basement) of the Library building.

 

STUDY ROOMS

Group study rooms (third, fourth and fifth floors) are available in the Library on a first-come-first-served basis. Computers in these rooms are connected to printers on the main floor.

 

EXTENDED HOURS

The Ashland University Library normally offers extended hours of operation (until 2 a.m.) during the final exam period of the fall and spring semesters. These times will be indicated on the Library Hours portion of the website.

 

LIBRARY EMPLOYMENT

Student employment openings for the Library are posted through the Financial Aid office.