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For Faculty: FAQs

Library Resources for Faculty FAQs

Q: How can I contact a librarian?

A: Faculty, staff, or students can email or use the red Ask a Librarian button on the library website.

Q: How do I schedule library instruction for my classes?

A: Contact Mark Dibble or Amelia Koford to arrange for course-integrated instruction sessions. These are also a great way for you to learn about TLU’s resources in your area! Instruction sessions can take place in the library instruction lab (20 student computers), in your classroom, or virtually.

Q: How do I request materials to be added to the library collection? 

A: First priority is given to materials that support the curriculum and academic programs of the university. Request forms can be found under the Make a Request link on the library website, or contact Mark Dibble or Dan Flores. Usually, we are able to fill request for one-time purchases such as books. For ongoing costs such as serials and subscriptions, we are only able to fill requests as money is available, but we encourage faculty to communicate with librarians about their needs. 

Q: How do I place items on reserve?

A: Faculty can place physical items on reserve, including library books, professor’s personal books, copies of articles, games, and media.

The library does not provide electronic reserves. If you want students to use your eRacer page to access an article or ebook that the library has access to, follow the instructions here: > Help & Tutorials > Distance Learning for Faculty > To Link to a Library Resource within e-Racer

Q: Other than books and journals, what can be found in the library? 


  • Public computer workstations, printing / scanning / copying, large-scale poster printing
  • Equipment available for 3-day checkout includes laptops, projectors, TurningPoint clicker kits, FitBits, and cameras
  • Collaboration tables can be found in the CoLab and the lower level
  • The second floor is a quiet study floor
  • The lower level is a learning commons that includes Academic Support, IT Help Desk, Student Communication Center, University Archives, and Center for Teaching and Learning
  • Study rooms are first-come, first-serve and include whiteboards, collaboration tables, and large-scale screens
  • Active Learning Classroom B17 – Contact Center for Teaching and Learning if you are interested in teaching in this classroom
  • Instruction Lab – 20 workstations - Reserved for library instruction. Can be reserved for occasional use by other classes - contact Mark Dibble.

Q: Who do I contact if I am having technical difficulty with the library's online resources? 

A: Email or Sally Carroll-Ricks

Q: Who are the library faculty and staff members?

A: The TLU Library staff names and areas of responsibility are found at the Library Directory link.

Q: What are the library hours?

A: The hours are found at the Hours link. 

Ask a Librarian

Reference desk

TLU librarians offer in-depth research help.

Chat or Text

Ask a Question: The system will prompt you to send a text or an email, or a live chat if a librarian is available. 


During library open hours, ask at the main desk for help finding what you need or help setting up an appointment with a librarian. 







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Amelia Koford
Library Office 115

--Interlibrary Loan--

Need an item that our library doesn't own? No worries, you can email the title, author and date of what you need to or fill out a form. We can get most (but not all) articles within 2 days and many books within 4-8 days. 

For more information, visit our interlibrary loan page.

--Using databases off-campus--

If you are using an off-campus computer, you will be prompted for your last name (Not your network username but last name only) and your 8-digit TLU number.