Services for Faculty

Course Reserves

Contact Connie Walker-Pearson at 651-773-1748 for putting physical items on reserve.

If you would like students to read an article in one of our online resources available through the Databases A-Z list, see the information below on Using Library Resources in D2L.

Library Instruction

To schedule a library instruction session or if you would like to collaborate on creating a library assignment for your class, contact Shana Crandall at 651-779-3260 or Sonia Krinke at 651-773-1762.

In addition, we have video tutorials available to use in D2L and an Academic Research Tutorial (course) on D2L. To link or embed an individual video tutorial into your course, use these instructions. available for use in D2L.

The Academic Research Tutorial can be accessed and used in three ways:

Using Library Resources in D2L

Faculty can create direct links to articles found in Library databases and insert these links into the content of their D2L courses. Use our directions for:

If you have problems inserting links from library databases into D2L or if links do not work off-campus, please contact Randi Madisen at 651-779-3292.

Video resources

Streamed video is available from the Videos Tab on the library’s main page.

You can also find physical items from our DVD collection by searching OneSearch. To ensure you have video on the dates you need it, contact Rita Ferraro at 651-779-5540 to add your request to the video schedule.

Open Educational Resources

The Library has a guide to finding and using OER, with additional information on Creative Commons licensing. For some open source textbooks, we can provide a print copy for closed reserve. We also have connections with additional OER support at the Minnesota State system office. Contact Randi Madisen for assistance.

Interlibrary Loan and Research Needs

The Library supports the ongoing research needs of faculty by providing Interlibrary Loan services. Contact Greg Opstad at 651-779-3262 or Shana Crandall at 651-779-3260 for more information.

If you are working on an advanced degree, you can access dissertations through WorldCat Dissertations.

Purchasing Materials

The Library will purchase materials to support your classes, subject to our acquisitions guidelines. Fill out this request form or contact Sonia Krinke at 651-773-1762 for more information.


The Library provides information on copyright. Confused? Have questions? A unique copyright situation? Contact Jane Young at 651-779-3264 for answers or solutions.


The Library has additional resources to help your students succeed, including:

  • Digital voice recorders and calculators that students can check out for several days
  • Video viewing stations
  • Reservable study rooms where students can hook up a laptop to a large screen for group work
  • Laptops available for use in the library
  • Public copying facilities with scanning and color copies
  • Fax services for students