About the Library

Welcome to Archer Library!  This page features a general library overview. Explore the about menu for additional resources and be sure to visit Archer Library FAQs, our searchable knowledge base.


Location & Parking

Archer Library, the tallest building on campus, is located at the west end of College Avenue. Click these links for directions to Ashland University and a map of the campus.


Government Documents:  Depository Library

Archer Library has been a state of Ohio and Federal depository library since 1938. Paper government documents are located on the west side of the Library's main floor (at the end of the reference collection). Most depository paper documents have been replaced with online access.  The Library Catalog includes records for the many depository government documents available online as well as records for the remaining paper documents.

Interested in learning more about Government Documents?  Visit our Library Guide for more information.

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Study Rooms

NEW!  Reserve a study room online.

  • Study rooms are available on the 2nd (201), 4th (401), and 5th (501 and 502) floor.
  • Study rooms have a time limit of 2 hours.
  • Archer Library is not responsible for personal items and belongings left unattended in study rooms.


After-hours Book Return

An exterior book return is located on the Library building's west side (adjacent to the Chapel) immediately to the left of the service entrance door. Larger items, such as IRC kits and big books, must be returned at the circulation desk on the library main floor.


Student Employment

Looking for a job in the Library or Instructional Resource Center? Student employment openings are posted on Handshake and there are often signs posted in the library advertising current jobs. Learn more on Ashland University's Student Employment page and the Career Center for Life Calling.