About the Library

Welcome to AU Library! This page features and 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

AU Library, the tallest building on campus, is located at the west end of College Avenue.  Directions to Ashland University and information about available campus parking. Maps of the campus are available.


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 purchases (books, e-books, and other media)? View complete listing 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. Government documents are located on the east side of the Library's main floor (by the periodicals collection). The Library Catalog includes records for all government documents in the collection as well as records with links to Web-based 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

Information about loan periods, fines, renewal, holds/recalls, overdue notices, etc. AU Library has both electronic and non-electronic (traditional) reserves available for faculty. Details about policy for both reserve collections.

Ashland Theological Seminary Library has its own set of circulation policies. ATS students should therefore 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 print station.


Study Rooms

Study rooms are available on the second, third, fourth, and fith floors, rooms 201, 301, 401, and 501. Computers in these rooms are connected to the printers on the main floor. Need to reserve a study room?  It is possible to reserve a study room, be sure to ask at the main desk for more information.

  • 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 doors. Larger items, such as IRC kits and big books, must be returned at the circulation desk, library main floor.


Student Employment

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