Instructional Resource Center

Welcome to the IRC



IRC Occupancy Limit: 4

The IRC follows AU Library and Ashland University policies for a safe return to campus. Thank you for your patience as we work to stay stronger together and safer together.

Some services and procedures have changed, these steps are in place to help protect the health and safety of IRC visitors and staff. Signage is in place on the second floor and inside the IRC, these banners and posters provide reminders for practicing social distance, following mask requirements, and details for available cleaning stations.

IRC Materials Kits will not circulate spring 2021.



Welcome the the IRC!

The Instructional Resource Center - aka IRC - is a self-service work area for Ashland University students, faculty, and staff.  We are the second floor of Ashland University Library, offering collections, equipment, technology, and resources to the AU community.

Our collection, general education titles, juvenile and young adult literature, and IRC resources, support the teaching programs and curriculum of the Dwight Schar College of Education. Browse our extensive juvenile collection featuring picture books, juvenile fiction and non-fiction, big books, chapter books, graphic novels, young adult fiction and non-fiction, and leveled book kits. Take time to explore the new books area for titles recently added to the juvenile collection.

The IRC circulating collection includes K-12 curriculum textbooks, activity books, and K-12 supplemental curriculum resources of manipulative kits (realia), posters, and maps. Our collection is available in AU Library's catalog; tips for locating specific collection items may be found in our Library Guides and IRC FAQs pages.

IRC technology includes computers, scanners, and access to print quota, color printing, and a new poster printer.  Equipment includes laminating, binding, button makers, and Ellison Die Cut Machines with an extensive library of dies.

Interested in what Ellison dies are available? Visit our Pinterest site

Working in the IRC? A selection of materials & supplies are available for purchase.

Need help? IRC staff are availble to help, in-person and online.