Frequently Asked Questions
Question: Can the library research literature requests for me or are they only for the students?
Answer: Yes! The librarian would be more than happy to research articles for you! She's one of those weird people that actually likes looking for articles. Call, email, or come in!
Question: My students need to research an article for my class. How can I help them?
Answer: You have two options: 1) Either have the librarian come into your class to teach your students how to use the databases or provide a quick demo. 2) You can tell your students to go to the library and make an appointment with a librarian. Liesl is more than happy to set aside time and guide students through the databases one-on-one or even as a group.
Question: Can I check out materials from the library too?
Answer: Yes. Professors can check out materials for a term, unless the material is in high demand (Liesl will let you know!).
Question: How can I see what the library has without having to go to the library?
Answer: Visit our online catalog by clicking here!
Question: Can I copy a chapter in a book or an article and distribute it to my students or collegues?
Answer: Yes, as long as you attach the copyright form with your digital or physical duplicate and have it deleted from ecollege after the course has finished. The attachment of the copyright form is below. For more information regarding copyright laws, especially for instructors, please visit this guide.
Question: I have too many books in my office. Can I donate materials to the library?
Answer: Absolutely! The library would be happy to look at your donations and integrate them into the collection based on subject, publication date, and condition.
Question: If there's a book I want available in the library, but it's not for my class, can I suggest a purchase?
Answer: Yes! Go here to submit your suggestion!
Question: What is this "Free Cart" in the library?
Answer: The Free Cart at the front of the library is a newly developed area where donated materials that do not fit in the collection and materials that have been weeded from the current collection go to find new homes with Presence Health employees, ResU students, faculty, and staff. When a material has been placed on the Free Cart, but has not found a new home within a month, the material is discarded accordingly.