If you need help with research, information about your library account, interlibrary loan and OhioLINK, or just need to know who to contact with your question, this page provides an overview of available resources.


Reference librarians

Librarians work with students, faculty, and staff to assist in the research process. We are here to help you find articles, learn how to create effective search strategies, use OhioLINK and Interlibrary loan, and more. Librarians can often provide extensive help at the reference desk, but if you want to be sure that there will be enough time to fully explore your research question, we recommend scheduling an appointment.

Archer Librarians can help you:


In Person Reference Hours

Fall & Spring Term

Summer Term

  • Monday - Wednesday:  10 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • Thursday - Noon to 7 p.m.
  • Friday, - Noon to 5 p.m.
  • Monday - Friday: 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


Online Reference Hours: Chat

View our Ask a Librarian chat policy page here. Chat availability corresponds with scheduled reference hours. If chat is unavailable, it is possible to submit a Q for the following day.

  • Monday - Friday: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 pm (Weekday evening hours will vary)
  • Sunday - 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Why use chat? Ask a Librarian chat provides opportunity to connect with a librarian quickly and efficiently.

Where can I find chat? There's a chat widget on this page! It will automatically slide out for use. Other options are available such as the library home page, the A to Z Database page, and most library guides.

What kind of questions can I ask with chat? Ask a Librarian chat is mainly for quick reference questions, but we will be happy to help with other questions, or direct you to the person who can help. If the librarian feels a question is too complicated, or not suited for chat, they may request to contact you via email or schedule an appointment.


Zoom Research Appointments

Zoom appointments are available; use the online form and select Zoom appointment for scheduling.


Instructional Resource Center

Curriculum librarian (education), and the IRC staff will be able to help you:


Library Circulation & Reserves

The circulation staff is able to help you:


Online Resources: Library Guides

Need help finding appropriate research resources for your topic? Librarians have created a collection of Library Guides to help users navigate the library and information landscape.

What type of library guides are available?


Ashland Theological Seminary (ATS) Library

Ashland Theological Seminary Library staff are available to help seminary students.

  • Contact ATS Library by phone at 419.289.5169.
  • If you are using the Seminary's toll free number 1.866.287.6446, ask for extension 5169.
  • Visit the ATS Library website for additional resources and information.