College Libraries supports course affordability and ease of access by encouraging the use of library eBooks, digital films, and articles in your course curriculum. If you are interested in assigning something from the library collection in your course, here are the steps to ensure the process is smooth for everyone.
Take a moment to submit our Request Expanded Access to Existing Library Materials form so we know what you plan to use. In some cases, we need to adjust our licensing to ensure all your students can access the material at the same time, for the entire semester. This also helps us better assess and plan for supporting course curriculum, especially as we pilot a new online reading list tool this fall.
Once we’ve confirmed our access levels are sufficient, you can add a link to the item on your syllabus, in OAKS, and anywhere else you plan to share materials with students. Providing a link to the item is the best way to share: it allows your students to gain access through the library website and authenticate, if off-campus. Linking, rather than copying and uploading, is also more copyright-friendly. The video and instructions below show how to find stable links (permalinks) in the Discovery Service. If you aren’t sure which link is best to use, Collection Development Librarian Kayla Kipps or your library liaison can work with you.