About the Library

Welcome to AU Library! This page features an overview of resource links and information about Ashland University Library. Be sure to visit AU Library FAQs, our searchable knowledge base, for additional information.


Building Directory

Looking for an item or office in the Library building? View the building directory.


Location & Parking

Ashland University Library, the tallest building on campus, is located at the west end of College Avenue. Click these links for directions to Ashland University and a map of the campus.


Library Mission & Vision Statements

View the Ashland University Library's mission and vision statements.


Library History & Auriculum I

What is that thing in front of the library? Learn about the John Clague sculpture at the Library entrance as well as interesting facts about Ashland University Library's history.


Library Faculty & Staff

Have a question or need help knowing who to contact? This page includes a complete listing of library factulty and staff contact information.


Library Liaisons

Do you know which librarian to contact with requests for library purchases? View the list of liaison librarians and the academic departments they serve.


Government Documents: Depository Library

Ashland University has been an Ohio State and Federal depository library since 1938. Paper government documents are located on the west side of the Library's main floor (at the end of the reference collection). Most depository paper documents have been replaced with online access.  The Library Catalog includes records for the many depository government documents available online as well as records for the remaining paper documents.


Leo & Laura Thomas Numismatics Center

More than just coins and currency, the Numismatics Center helps to enhance curriculum through hands-on history. More information about this rare and special component of the Library.


Circulation & Reserve Policies

The circulation policy includes information about loan periods, fines, renewals, holds/recalls, overdue notices, etc. The reserves policy describes how faculty can place either electronic or non-electronic materials on reserve.

Ashland Theological Seminary Library has its own circulation policies. ATS students should consult the ATS Library website or call the ATS Library for information (419-289-5168).


Computers in AU Library

Computers are located on each floor of AU Library. With the exception of the second floor and Instructional Resource Center, all computers print to the main floor printers.


Study Rooms

Study rooms are available on the second, third, fourth, and fifth floors, rooms 201, 301, 401, and 501. To reserve a study room, ask at the main desk.

  • Study rooms have a time limit of three hours.
  • Users exceeding the three hour limit may be asked to vacate.
  • Users are reminded not to leave unattended items in study rooms.
  • AU Library is not responsible for personal items and belongings left unattended in study rooms.


After-hours Book Return

An exterior book return is located on the Library building's west side (adjacent to the Chapel) immediately to the left of the service entrance door. Larger items, such as IRC kits and big books, must be returned at the circulation desk on the library main floor.


Student Employment

Looking for a job in the Library? Student employment openings are posted through the Financial Aid office website.