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Hours & Updates

Archer Library

Spring Schedule - 2023

Archer Library's fall hours begin on Thursday, Jan. 5.  Planned exceptions to operating hours are detailed below. Please note that Archer Library hours are subject to change.

Monday - Thursday:  8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday:  noon to 4 p.m.
Sunday:  5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Exceptions & Updates

View the full library hours calendar online; follow AU Library News Blog for the latest news and updates to Library hours.

Holiday/Exception Date & Hours
After Break Thurs. 1/5 & Fri. 1/6: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sat. 1/7 & Sun. 1/8: Closed
MLK Holiday Sat. 1/14 & Sun. 1/15: Closed
Mon. 1/16: Open 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Spring Break Sat. 3/4 & Sun. 3/5: Closed
Mon. 3/6 - Fri. 3/10: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sat. 3/11 & Sun. 3/12: Closed
Easter Break Wed. 4/5 & Thurs. 4/6: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Fri. 4/7: Closed
Sat. 4/8 & Sun. 4/9: Closed
Extended Hours Fri. 4/28: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sat. 4/29: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sun. 4/30: 5 p.m. to Midnight
Mon. 5/1 & Tues. 5/2: 8 a.m. to Midnight
Wed. 5/3: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
After Finals Thurs. 5/4: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Fri. 5/5: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sat. 5/6 & Sun. 5/7: Closed
Summer hours begin on Monday, 5/8

Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary loan is a free service available to students, faculty, and staff.  It can be used to request:

  • articles not available through Archer Library databases or print periodicals collection;
  • books unavailable through OhioLINK or SearchOhio;
  • a copy of a single chapter from a book. Use the Article Request Form for a chapter request.
  • for copies of a dissertation literature review, use the article request form and specify pages requested.

Article Request

Articles requested through interlibrary loan are e-mailed directly to the requester.

Book Request

Books requested through interlibrary loan are delivered to the main campus Library's Circulation Desk. Requesters will receive an e-mail informing them when items are ready to be picked up.

Accessing the forms

AU Login credentials are required to access ILL article and book request forms. This is the same information used to access Blackboard & AU email.

Having trouble accessing the forms?  Be sure to LOG OUT of all personal Gmail accounts prior to use. Not doing so may result in inability to access the online form.

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Faculty & Staff

Jamie Berilla-MacDonald

Jamie Berilla-Macdonald
Technical Services Assistant, Interlibrary Loan
Technical Services, ground floor, Library

Jessica Byers

Jessica Byers
Reference & Curator Librarian
Main floor, Library


Catherine Grassel

Judi Humphrey

Judi Humphrey
Head of Circulation & Reserves, Interlibrary Loan
Main floor, Library

Donald Reams

Donald Reams
Reference Librarian for Correctional Education
Main Floor, Library

Diane Schrecker

Diane Schrecker
Curriculum Librarian, Head of the Instructional Resource Center
IRC: Library 2nd floor • Office: 3rd Floor, 302, Library

Daniel Strine

Daniel Strine
Evening & Weekend Circulation Assistant
Circulation, Main floor, Library

Sarah Thomas

Sarah Thomas
Acquisitions Librarian, Government Documents, Interlibrary Loan
Technical Services, ground floor, Library


Archer Library has traditional course reserves (books, DVDs, or music CDs) available for faculty use. These items are located at the library circulation desk, main floor. Instructors placing items on reserve determine length of the reserve period, hours or days, and whether the item may leave the library.

Questions about reserves?
Please contact Judi Humphrey, Head of Circulation & Reserves, at x5400.

Ask a Librarian

Interested in learning more about our chat service?  Ask a Librarian information and chat policy are available on this page.

Numismatic Center

The field of Numismatics has an important place within a university curriculum, as the historical study of coins and currency continues to shed new light on cultures of the past and serves as a guide for the socioeconomic policies of the future. The Leo and Laura Thomas Numismatic Center plays an active role in expanding this field of knowledge.

The Leo and Laura Thomas Numismatic Center, located on the sixth floor of Ashland University's Archer Library, is under the management of Robert C. (‘Bud’) Ingmand, who serves as volunteer director. Visit the Center to view and study its many fascinating displays!

At this time the Numismatic Center does not have regular hours, but we would love to give you a tour. Please contact Bud Ingmand at or 419-281-2230 to set up an appointment.

Numismatic Center