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Services to Faculty and Staff

Course Reserves – Books, periodicals or media belonging to the library or instructors may be placed on reserve behind the circulation desk for in-library-use-only, overnight, 3-day or 7-day loan periods, ensuring availability to all students.  Please specify course number and desired loan period with your request. (x5267)  All books and other materials belonging to faculty or the library will be taken off reserve and returned to instructors or the library stacks two weeks after the end of the semester unless otherwise specified by the instructor.

Interlibrary Loan – As a supplement to library and faculty collections, books and periodical articles may be ordered from other OhioLINK, local or OCLC libraries for research use.  This service is offered free of charge.  Please allow 2 weeks’ notice when making your request.  Contact the Library Director at

Bibliographic Instruction – Upon request, the library provides bibliographic instruction sessions for groups, classes or individuals.  Sessions may be a general library orientation and tour or customized to course content.  Contact the Library Director at or x5267.

Specialized Searches, Bibliographies – Please consult with the reference librarian at x5267or

Selection Tools – A wide variety of selection tools are available for use in making departmental purchases of print and non-print media.  Books in Print and Ulrich’s (contains ordering information and descriptions of periodicals and serials) are located in the reference area.  Booklist, Choice, Library Journal and Book Review Index are available in the periodicals section on the second floor and indexed in EBSCO Academic Search Premier. Send requests for departmental purchases of library materials to the Library Director at All requests must first be approved by the department chair.

Collection Development – The library welcomes input in this area. Please direct your suggestions to or x5266.

Online Catalogs – Accessible through the library home page ( Click on the OhioLINK icon to access the holdings of all 121 OhioLINK libraries.

Research Databases – Over 100 databases are available through the library web site, providing access to thousands of abstracts and full-text articles on all topics.

Tolerance Resource Collection – Located on the second floor of the building, the Tolerance Resource Collection is a comprehensive collection of books, videos, posters, curriculum guides and multimedia resources pertaining to Holocaust studies and diversity issues.  Most of the collection may be checked out. Contact the Library Director at x5267or

Eastern Church Resource Collection – Located on the second floor, this is a collection of books, videos, periodicals, audiotapes and icons pertaining to the Eastern Churches and ecumenism.  Most of the collection is available for check out.  Contact the Library Director at x5267 or

Curriculum Library – A resource library for education students, student teachers and instructors, the Curriculum Library houses textbooks, games, posters, curriculum guides, audio-visual items and teaching aids.

Juvenile collection – maintained in support of the Education Department’s children’s literature curriculum, the collection contains over 4,000 volumes ranging from picture books to young adult literature in the areas of fiction, nonfiction and juvenile biography.

Smart Classroom (L215) – Located on the second floor of the library, this state-of-the-art electronic classroom seats 40 and may be booked for classroom use. Contact the registrar at x5287. The Smart Classroom is kept locked when not in use. If you are teaching in the Smart Classroom, please check with Mike Kiec in IT (x5227) to insure proper access with your Notre Dame College picture ID and to receive training.

CLASSROOMS (L201L202L203L219) – Located on the 2nd floor of the library, these classrooms are scheduled by the Registrar (x5220). L219 houses 20 computers and a floor-to-ceiling wall map of the world and also functions as a Computer Lab during times classes are not scheduled. All classrooms have fixed multimedia projectors except L211.

AV Services – The library no longer handles campus AV services. For media setups, equipment requests and troubleshooting for all classrooms except L215, use the AV services request form available on MyNDC. For emergencies and general information, contact Office Services at x6518 or email