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Teaching & Instruction Support

  • Course Reserves (films, textbooks, ebooks, article databases)
  • Reading Lists
  • OERs, Public Domain, Streaming Video
  • Reference Consultations
Research & Publishing Support
  • Sharing your work
  • Managing your research data
  • Open Access
  • And more!
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Teaching & Instruction Support

Increase Your Students' Success by Using Course Materials Available from the Library!

Contact your subject specialist librarian by email or make a consultation appointment for support designing your course or using Library resources.

List your course materials in our course reserve list to increase ease of access to you and your students. Learn how to on our Course Reserves page.

To see the most updated information about textbooks, go to our FAQ: Can I access my course materials (textbooks and videos) through the Library?

Information Literacy Instruction, Services & Tools

Library faculty teach credit courses, drop-in workshops, and course-integrated information literacy sessions.

Course-integrated information literacy instruction sessions can be designed to meet the library research requirements of a particular course or to assist with a special library assignment. Librarians are also available to consult with the course instructor in the preparation of course-specific library assignments.

Learn more about the Critical Information Studies Program at CSUEB University Libraries.

Chat reference & research consultations

We provide a fully online, 24-7 chat reference service as well as bookable research consultations with your subject specialist librarian at Chat reference is also embedded within the library website for point-of-need assistance.

Research & Publishing Support

Faculty are encouraged to explore and use the following suite of programs and initiatives offered by the University Libraries.

  • Share and preserve your scholarly work in ScholarWorks, the institutional repository for the entire California State University system. It contains student works, faculty publications, datasets, and open educational resources, created by CSU faculty, students, and staff.
  • Register for an ORCID iD to distinguish and ensure your research outputs and activities are correctly attributed to you; its reliable, easy, increases discoverability of you and your research outputs; is interoperable, persistent and free.
    • ORSP is encouraging all faculty and students engaged in RSCA to set up their ORCID.
  • Learn about your rights as an author! Read the Open Access Policy. Cal State East Bay faculty members now automatically retain their copyright to scholarly articles thanks to the newly passed Open Access policy.
  • Manage your data with CSU supported Open Data tools. Create data management plans for grant applications and use the data repository for finding and more easily sharing your data to collaborators, publishers, etc.
    • Dryad, an open-source data repository
    • DMPTool is a free, open-source, online application that helps you create data management plans from templates.
  • Get your APCs (Author Publishing Costs) paid for with the Open Access Publishing Fund. Funding now available for any Cal State East Bay faculty, staff, and student to publish in open access journals.
  • Explore our Open Access Publishing Agreements with Elsevier, ACS and IOP that might apply to your publications. This means that APCs (article processing charges) are waived, so if your article is accepted to one of their journals, it can be published open access without a fee.

If you have questions about any of these services and tools, contact your local friendly liaison librarian to learn more or email for more information.

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Contact Information

Library Faculty contact information can be found on the libraries' Subject Specialist page. Our current department chair is Gr Keer ( Additional contact information for other library employees can be found on our Contact Us page.