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Library Resources for Online & Hybrid Teaching


In an effort to make as much material as possible available digitally for the fall 2020 semester, faculty should do the following:

  • Course materials:
    • Submit requests for electronic course materials (book chapters, journal articles, etc.) as early as possible

    • Prioritize your requests in the order you need them in the semester so that we can be sure to process them prior to the beginning of the semester. See:
    • Determinations on copyright, ordering, scanning, and making material available digitally require time.  Greater demand is anticipated.  Please start your preparation early.
    • Submit your requests for documentaries and other films as early as possible. Film licensing can take up to 3 months. See:
  • Use what the library already has available online.  Please visit the library home page and search the
  • Be prepared to investigate alternatives.  Please consult with a librarian if you are having difficulty identifying digital materials for your courses:

Please be aware that not all materials are available in a digital format.  Please consult with a librarian if you are seeking digital materials for your courses:

Please also be aware that the library ebooks often have a limited number of simultaneous users allowed.  Unlimited access is purchased whenever possible, but limitations are set by publishers and typically limit use to 1-3 users at a time.  Again, please consult with a reference librarian about these issues:

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