December 14, 2017

IRC Hours: Winter Break

The Instructional Resource Center will close at 5:00 pm on Thursday, December 14th and remain closed through Thursday, January 4th.

For additional hours information, please visit the IRC Hours & Updates page on the Instruction Resource Center web site.

We wish you a Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and safe and joyous holiday season.

December 12, 2017

Returning IRC & Library Materials

Be sure to return borrowed library materials, books, CDs, DVDs, IRC resources, and especially OhioLINK items, before leaving campus for winter break.

Returning after hours? There is a book drop located on the library ground floor, near the UPS pick up area. Keep in mind, IRC kits and big books will NOT fit in the book return. Be sure to return these items during regular library operating hours.

December 10, 2017

IRC Games: Study Break

Need a study break? 
Of course you do ...

Did you know games are part of the IRC materials kit collection?

We have Life, Jenga, Monopoly, Battleship, Clue, Backgammon (+ Chess & Checkers), 5 Second Rule, Logo, and two versions of Trivial Pursuit (2000s & Star Wars). These items circulate for a period of one week. Check out our Pinterest site (see below) for additional items of interest  ... like Twister and Sorry.

Take them back to your room and enjoy!

December 6, 2017

Did you know? Surge protectors


Is your favorite study spot too far from an outlet?
Never fear, surge protectors are now available at the circulation desk, library main floor. Part of the reserves collection, check one out for 3 hours to use in the library.

December 5, 2017

Juvenile Books: Picture Books

The following books have been added to the juvenile circulating collection. You will find them shelved in the new books display on the second floor, directly outside of the IRC, or in their regular location within the juvenile collection.

December 4, 2017

Juvenile Books: Picture Books

The following books have been added to the juvenile circulating collection. You will find them shelved in the new books display on the second floor, directly outside of the IRC, or in their regular location within the juvenile collection.

December 1, 2017

Juvenile Books: YA Fiction

The following books have been added to the juvenile circulating collection. You will find them shelved in the new books display on the second floor, directly outside of the IRC, or in their regular location within the juvenile collection.

Juvenile Books: Fiction

The following books have been added to the juvenile circulating collection. You will find them shelved in the new books display on the second floor, directly outside of the IRC, or in their regular location within the juvenile collection.



November 30, 2017

Main Juvenile: Non-fiction

The following books have been added to the juvenile circulating collection. You will find them shelved in the new books display on the second floor, directly outside of the IRC, or in their regular location within the juvenile collection.

November 27, 2017

Questions? Ask the IRC Chat



Have you used Questions? Ask the IRC? 

Our chat service is staffed by the curriculum librarian and Instructional Resource Center student workers. We can help with general information and questions about the IRC, collections, juvenile books, equipment, and hours.


Did you know you could text the IRC?
Text the IRC at 419.938.4134, standard messaging rates will apply.

IRC text questions will be answered during regular Ask the IRC hours. Text inquiries sent after scheduled hours will be answered the following business day.

The IRC and AU Library share a text number. Non-IRC related text questions may be referred to circulation or reference staff as needed.

Phone icon by Madebyoliver from www.flaticon.com is licensed by CC 3.0 BY

November 21, 2017

IRC Hours: Thanksgiving Break

The Instructional Resource Center will be closed Wednesday, November 22nd through Sunday, November 26th for Thanksgiving Break.

Fall hours resume on Monday, November 27th. A complete listing of IRC hours and updates is available on our web site: IRC Hours & Updates and on Twitter @IRCaulibrary.

November 17, 2017

AU Library & Blackboard

Need a refresher on all things AU Library?  
AU Library Student Orientation in Blackboard Learn can help.

AU Library student orientation features information about resources and services available to Ashland University students in person and online. It is a starting point for all things Ashland University Library including research, resources, and library guides.

Explore our topics in the order presented, or start with items that interest you. Return at any time to review library and IRC tutorials, catch up with Library News, or find someone to help with your library or research.

  • Overview: Get started with AU Library Orientation by reviewing what's available, watching the introductory video, seeing what's new with AU Library News, and help us help you by taking our orientation survey. 
  •  AU Library: Learn more about AU Library on Campus, resources available to you online, and how to borrow items from AU Library & OhioLINK. 
  • Library Research: Review our introductory research videos for finding books, finding articles in library databases, and finding help from the reference team. 
  • Welcome to the IRC: Take a tour of the Instructional Resource Center, learn more about our collections, and see what's available with the IRC online. 

Navigating the information landscape can be challenging, we are here to help. AU Library Student Orientation is available to all students, faculty, and staff in Blackboard Learn.

November 15, 2017

IRC Pinterest: Thanksgiving

Looking for Thanksgiving themed children's books? We have a Pinterest board for that! Check out the IRC's Thanksgiving Pinterest board for a collection of fiction and non-fiction children's titles about the holiday.

November 13, 2017

Juvenile Books: Non-fiction

The following books have been added to the juvenile circulating collection. You will find them shelved in the new books display on the second floor, directly outside of the IRC, or in their regular location within the juvenile collection.

November 8, 2017

Juvenile Books: Picture Books

The following books have been added to the juvenile circulating collection. You will find them shelved in the new books display on the second floor, directly outside of the IRC, or in their regular location within the juvenile collection.

November 7, 2017

Juvenile Books: Fiction

The following books have been added to the juvenile circulating collection. You will find them shelved in the new books display on the second floor, directly outside of the IRC, or in their regular location within the juvenile collection.

November 6, 2017

Juvenile Books: Picture Books

The following books have been added to the juvenile circulating collection. You will find them shelved in the new books display on the second floor, directly outside of the IRC, or in their regular location within the juvenile collection.