Need an Eagle Card?
Visit the Eagle Card Office for more information (lower Convo, Student Dining).
Persons not affiliated with Ashland University may apply for a courtesy card (i.e., community borrower card) at the Ashland University Library Circulation Desk. The cost is $15.00/year.
Courtesy card holders do not have OhioLINK borrowing privileges at Ashland University Library or other OhioLINK member libraries. Nor can they check out Ashland University Library's media or Instructional Resource Center (IRC) collection materials. For more information on Ashland University Library courtesy cards, please refer to Services for Visitors.
Books are checked out for a period of 21 days. All other items--CDs, DVDs, IRC materials, etc.--are checked out for a period of 7 days.
You can renew books a maximum of 4 times. All other items--CDs, DVDs, IRC materials, etc.--can be renewed only once.
The maximum number of items you can have checked out simultaneously is as follows:
The maximum combined number of items you can have checked out simultaneously is 25 (ex. 20 books + 3 CDs + 2 DVDs = 25).
Items in the paper reserve collection are subject to late fines as follows:
The replacement fee for lost paper reserve items is the cost of the item itself.
OhioLINK and SearchOhio policies differ from Ashland University Library policies in that these entities charges $0.50/day for each overdue item.
Additionally, for OhioLINK materials, on the 30th day of being overdue the fine changes automatically to $50.00. A $125.00 fine is charged for OhioLINK materials that are lost, destroyed, or not returned.
OhioLINK and SearchOhio policies and fines are determined solely by those entities and therefore cannot be waived by Ashland University.
For more information about OhioLINK policies, go to the following OhioLINK FAQ page.
There are three ways to renew materials:
Ashland University Library materials may be renewed up to four times unless another patron has placed a hold on a given item. Recall notices will be sent to you via your Ashland University e-mail account if an item is needed.
Materials cannot be renewed if you have a library fine that equals or exceeds $10.00.
All materials must be physically presented at the Circulation Desk for renewal at the end of each semester.
All items may be returned to the Ashland University Library Circulation Desk. For after hours returns, Ashland University Library has a book drop located at service entrance on the building's west side (between the Chapel and Bixler Hall).
Items delivered to Ashland University Library may only be picked up and checked out by the person placing the OhioLINK or SearchOhio request. Please do not send someone to pick up your materials on your behalf. The Library is unable to accommodate this request.
If you need an item that is already checked out, go to the Circulation Desk and request that a "hold" be placed on the item. The staff will notify you when the item is available for you to check out.
Any materials checked out to you can be recalled. A recall notice will be sent to you. The notice may contain a new due date. You must abide by the new due date. Please therefore pay close attention to any notice you receive from the Library. Recall messages will also appear in your library account among the list of materials you have checked out.
Due dates are stamped on Library materials during the original check out. You are responsible for abiding by the due dates assigned to your materials.
Any questions regarding overdue notices should be addressed to the Ashland University Library Circulation Desk at 419-289-5400 (x5400 on campus).
As a courtesy, the Ashland University Library sends overdue notices by e-mail to your Ashland University e-mail account. If your primary e-mail account is not your Ashland University e-mail account, we recommend setting your Ashland University account to forward messages. Ashland University Library Courtesy Card holders who provide a current email address for their record will receive overdue notices via e-mail.
You can view your library account online 24 hours a day. A link to MY ACCOUNT appears in the left-hand menu of the Ashland University Library homepage.
Ashland University Library reference materials are for in-library use only. They cannot be checked out, but you are welcome to make photocopies of their contents.
IRC reference materials are also for in-library use only.
Reference and other non-circulating materials (ex. magazines, journals, newspapers) are designated in the library catalog with a LIB USE ONLY status.