Faculty Toolkit

What the Library can do for you.

In the Classroom

Classroom Instruction

Are you concerned with students plagiarizing or indiscriminately using the Internet for their papers? Do you want students to use scholarly sources and do higher quality research? The Teaching and Learning Department (T&L) has been established to help you improve students’ work.

Course Reserves/E-Reserves

Course Reserves Request Form - place books, articles, syllabuses, assignments, notes and other materials on reserve for your classes.

Faculty Reserve Guidelines.

Media Booking Request

Media Booking Requests - book materials in advance so your media is available when you need it.

Media Request Form

Media Reserves and Video On Demand

Place media materials in Reserves for the semester. Check out the Video On Demand reserves option.

Suggest Materials for Purchase

Librarians can purchase books, videos, and other material for the Library collection to support your courses, as well as request trial databases and provide demonstrations / training.


Our Web site provides access to a wide array of databases and other resources. Here are some options you may not have already discovered:

Ask a Librarian
Librarians can provide research assistance by email, phone, or in person. Each librarian has subject expertise to meet your information needs.

The Circuit
Over 3 million books are at your fingertips. Need to do in-depth research? We don't have the book you need? Through the Circuit, you can request books from SDSU, UCSD, and USD directly, and pick them up at the Library, usually within 24 hours (Monday-Thursday).

Interlibrary Loan
Through interlibrary loan, the Library can get almost any resource you need, including copies of journal articles, books, and dissertations. All at no charge to you.

Distance Education Services
Faculty on sabbatical or an official leave may register for distance education services to get research materials mailed directly to their homes.