About the IRC

Welcome! The IRC is a self-service work area for Ashland University students, faculty, and staff. We are the second floor of Archer 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. 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). 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 a print quota printer, and a poster printer. Equipment resources include a sheet and roll laminator, 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 available to help, in-person and online.

Contact Information

Instructional Resource Center
Archer Library, 2nd Floor
Phone: 419-289-5406
Text: 419-938-4134
Email: irc-aulib@ashland.edu

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IRC Hours

Monday: 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Tuesday: 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Wednesday: 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Thursday: 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Friday: Online only.
Saturday & Sunday: Closed

IRC is closed daily from 1 - 2 p.m. for lunch. IRC hours are subject to change.

View a complete listing of IRC hours on the main library calendar.

Services & Pricing

The Instructional Resource Center is open to Ashland University students, faculty and staff. We provide resources such as laminating, Ellison Machines, color printing, button makers, and binding. Additionally, a small selection of materials and supplies are available on-site for purchase.

Payment for any IRC purchase, including account numbers for department transfer of funds, is required at point-of-sale.

We are unable to accept bills larger than $20 for payment of IRC services.

Ask the IRC

The Instructional Resource Center provides chat and text service to students, faculty, and staff at Ashland University. Questions? Ask the IRC is staffed by the curriculum librarian and Instructional Resource Center (IRC) student workers.

Why chat?

Sometimes questions arise when you are working online in your dorm, somewhere on campus, or even off campus. Chat provides opportunity to connect with the IRC quickly and easily.