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For Faculty: How to bring the Library to your students: Other Library Services for Faculty

This guide will bring together everything, from services to widgets, that a faculty member needs to bring the best research tools to their students.

Services for Faculty

The faculty of University Libraries strive to work with our colleagues across the University as partners in research and student education.  Please investigate our faculty services below to learn more.

Liaison / Departmental Librarians

All colleges and majors have their own subject liaison, a specialized librarian dedicated to serving that population's needs.  They are a great first contact when looking for any library services or purchase requests.

Information Literacy & Instruction Services for your students

The faculty of the University Libraries offer library and information literacy skills programs for classes at the undergraduate, graduate, and professional levels. They cover a wide range of topics, including basic instruction on library catalogs, research databases, and printed resources, as well as the skills necessary to find and evaluate information on the World Wide Web. The faculty have a variety of subject backgrounds and will customize instruction for your specific course.

*If you are teaching a fully online course on the Blackboard platform, your students will have access to the eLibrary Services Center.  This customized, web-based portal brings the best in UToledo's digital resources together for our distance learners.

In addition, the librarians have prepared a number of general and subject guides to assist you and your students in finding resources that you need. The guides include information on finding materials, citation styles, general guides, and pathfinders that provide overviews of the research resources for a particular subject or course.  You are free to use these resources in your classes.  Click here for the list of guides available on our website

On the Main Campus - If you would like to schedule a class, please contact Thomas Atwood, our Coordinator of Information Literacy and Instruction at 419-530-2833,

On the Health Science Campus - If you would like to schedule a class, please contact the Health Science Reference Librarians at (419) 383-4218.  


The University Libraries offers a reserve service for both print and electronic sources. Using electronic reserves, students can gain access to full-text articles, multimedia, and other documents that are placed on reserve. For information on placing items on reserve in either electronic or print format, please see the Faculty Reserves FAQ.   If you have questions about Reserves, please contact Janet Douglas (Reserves Department - (419) 530-2894).

Academic Support & Classroom Services

The Academic Support offers a wide range of services and products to support instruction. They are responsible for classroom audio-visual equipment across campus, instructional graphics, web design, poster sessions, power point presentations, slides, lamination, photography and photo finishing. The Academic Support website will allow you to schedule your classroom or graphical needs, as well as provide tutorials on equipment and mediated classrooms or call (419) 530-2656. The staff are happy to work with you on an individual basis to show you how the equipment works in the classrooms where you will be teaching.

Borrowing Privileges

For books and other items that circulate, faculty members can borrow most items for 16 weeks with one renewal period of an additional 16 weeks. Books requested through OhioLINK can be borrowed for 3 weeks intially with up to four 3 week renewals (if a hold is not placed from the original campus).  Multimedia & Reserve items can be borrowed for shorter periods, and several collections do not circulate at all.  For new or visiting faculty & staff, your library record will be activated after you receive your first paycheck. 

Research Support

Individual Appointments with librarians are available to everyone, and are especially useful for faculty engaged in research and writing.  Schedule a time with a knowledgeable librarian to help you learn what tools and databases are available in your subject. 

On the Main Campus - please contact Thomas Atwood, our Coordinator of Information Literacy and Instruction at 419-530-2833, to make an appointment.

On the Health Science Campus - please contact the Health Science Reference Librarians at (419) 383-4218 to make an appointment.

Interlibrary Loan

The libraries offer Interlibrary Loan Services. If you need an item is not available on OhioLINK or an article from a journal that we do not get at the University of Toledo, you may request that item through our Interlibrary Loan Department, using our online Interlibrary Loan Forms through ILLiad. Delivery can take up to two weeks.

Digital Initiatives

The Digital Initiatives Department coordinates projects across the University of Toledo to support research, teaching, and learning in a digital environment.  We invite all interested in consulting with faculty who wish to submit collections considered suitable for seasonal or permanent virtual exhibits and/or digital archives for long-term preservation.  Such material may be originally created photos, slides, historical manuscripts, oral history interviews, and other unique primary source material with great value for research and teaching. 

University Authors & Artists Exhibit

Each year the Ward M. Canaday Center sponsors the University Authors & Artists Exhibit, where faculty can display publications and works produced during the previous year. Information on the exhibit will be mailed to all faculty to inform them as to when and where they should submit their publications for the exhibit.