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Library Support During Online Teaching Transition

The library is working to support faculty as much as possible in an online teaching environment. Consider the following resources and services and how they might support the move online.

Library Resources

Library Online Resources

  • Limit Primo to “Available Online” to see what is available. All library e-resources are accessible on and off-campus Some materials are not indexed in Primo, so reach out to if there is something, in particular, you are looking for and not finding. See Advice for Creating Off-Campus Links for more information on integrating these resources into Moodle.

Converting Print Resources to Digital Formats

  • If a book you wish to add to your syllabus is currently only available to you in print, the library may be able to purchase a multi-user ebook copy for your class to use. Please reach out, and we are happy to check our vendors.
  • If there is a small portion (a chapter or so) of a print item that you need the library may be able to digitize this for you. Please send the details to
  • Streaming Video - The library has access to streaming video via several databases. If the film you are looking for or an appropriate equivalent is not available, the library has the technology to digitize a copy of a DVD so that you can provide this content to your class on Moodle. Please contact with these needs. Short excerpts can be screen-captured with software like Camtasia (available in the Techlab and on library laptops). See Streaming Video for more information.

Print Resources

  • Starting May 18th, faculty are able to request print library materials for contactless pickup as follows:

    Faculty can request the needed items in Primo (you need to sign into the system to see requesting). Contact a librarian if you need assistance identifying items.

    Items will be pulled for you (using gloves and a mask) and placed just inside the front entrance to the Van Wylen Library three days per week.  You will receive a notice when they are ready; however, there are a couple of additional steps. You should contact Josh Miller ( to arrange an approximate pickup time. We will alert Campus Safety that they should give you card reader access to the front door of Van Wylen on a specific range of days. You will also need to fill out the Campus Health Team’s (COVID-19 Employee Stop-In Request Form) to get permission to visit campus.

    Currently, we are only allowing faculty to request and pick up items. If you are working with summer research students you will need to request items for them.


Information Literacy and Research Support

Research Question Support

  • The library will continue to respond to emailed research questions through or directly with your disciplinary liaison librarian. Chat reference is available depending on library hours and staff availability.

  • We offer virtual one-on-one Research Consultations through Google Meet or phone. You may share this link with students through Moodle.

Virtual Library Instruction for an Online Class

  • Library instruction sessions can be provided through Google Meet sessions for synchronous class presentations. Contact your liaison librarian to arrange this.

  • We can create Research Guides that highlight specific online resources and tools (Example 1 and 2)

  • Would you like librarian support embedded in your online course? Consider adding your liaison librarian as a student or teacher to your Moodle course. Please consult with us on the particular areas of the course in which you would like us to be involved synchronously or asynchronously.

  • The library continues to support research assignments through our online resources. If access to needed physical resources is limited, contact for assistance.

Other Providers of Free Digital Resources