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Using the Libraries


We are all being profoundly impacted by the shift to online education and developing economic upheaval. The University Libraries are committed to meeting the information and research needs of our campus community while helping them persist and succeed academically. The more we can use existing or free resources the more students we can serve.

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For updates about the campus response to the COVID-19 pandemic:



Increase Your Students' Success by Using Online Course Materials!

Contact your subject specialist librarian by email or make a consultation appointment for online support designing your course or using Library resources. Explore options to include free or low-cost OER materials, public domain, and other ! If you’re not sure who to contact, email the Information Studies department chair, Kyzyl Fenno-Smith (

Please consider revisiting your textbook selections for Fall 2020 if your textbook is only available in print. If you aren't sure whether your textbook is available in an online format, please contact your subject specialist librarian.

To see if your textbook is available as an ebook in the Library collection, search by title under the Books tab on the Library website.

To see the most updated information about textbooks, go to

Information Literacy Instruction

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.

Please check out our Critical Information Studies Program page for more details.

Chat reference & research consultations

We provide 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.

Online tutoring

For information about online tutoring, visit the SCAA website at

Learning Commons online

For information about the Learning Commons, visit