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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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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.

Hours & Updates

Archer Library

Fall Schedule - 2022

Archer Library's fall hours begin on Monday, August 29th.  Planned exceptions to operating hours are detailed below. Please note that Archer Library hours are subject to change.

Monday - Thursday:  8 a.m. to midnight.
Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday:  noon to 4:00 p.m.
Sunday:  1 p.m. to midnight

Exceptions & Updates

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Holiday/Exception Date & Hours
Labor Day Sat. 9/3 & Sun. 9/4: Closed
Mon. 9/5: Open 6 p.m. to midnight
Fall Break Thurs. 10/13:  Close 4 p.m.
Fri. 10/14: Close 4 p.m.
Sat. 10/15:  Closed
Sun. 10/16: Open 6 p.m. to midnight
Thanksgiving Tues. 11/22: Close 4 p.m.
Wed. 11/23 - Sun. 11/27:  Closed
Extended Hours Fri. 12/9:  8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sat. 12/10:  10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
After Finals Thurs. 12/15 & Fri. 12/16: Close 4 p.m.
Sat. 12/17 & Sun 12/18:  Closed
Mon. 12/19 - Wed. 12/21:  Close 4 p.m
Holiday Break Thurs. 12/22 - Wed. 1/4:  Closed
Spring hours begin on Thurs. 1/5

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