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Last Updated: Mar 29, 2017 URL: Print Guide

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How does the library support faculty?


Information Literacy is the ability to access, evaluate and incorporate quality information into one's knowledge base. The library promotes information literacy through instructional collaboration with you, by customizing class sessions based on your assignments and desired learning outcomes.

Collection Development

We rely on department faculty for ideas about new purchases. What books, DVDs, music or periodicals do you want for your classes or your own professional development? Send us your requests anytime.

Course Reserves

Faculty can place library materials or personal materials on reserve for students to access at the Library Circulation desk.  This can include books, textbooks, DVDs or articles.  We can also provide electronic access to your selected course materials.  Faculty are responsible for complying with copyright and fair use guidelines and should read Copyright guidelines – Reserves Material.  Please note that the library cannot be held responsible for damaged or lost items.  For more information or to place an item on reserve, please print and fill out the Course Reserve Form and contact the Library Circulation Desk, (206) 934-6404.


Do you teach online? Library instruction, support and resources are available to you. If you're using Canvas, you'll find our services already listed in your navigation bar. If you're using a different delivery tool, we can help you embed our services.

Journal Alerts

Stay current on professional reading by having issues of your favorite periodicals emailed to you directly.

Interlibrary Loan

Looking for a book that's not in the District collection? We may be able to find it for you from another library. Interlibrary loan items may take more than ten days to arrive and loan periods vary. 


Are you using other people's content in your course readings? Did you find that content in the library or through the free web? Have you secured permissions to distribute this content? Learn more about Copyright, Fair Use, and your responsibilities.

Open Educational Resources

More and more educators are creating and sharing classroom content online.  Find OER textbooks, lesson plans, assignments, exercises and other resources and use them without copyright worries. 


Library Support for Faculty

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