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Faculty FAQ: Faculty Services FAQ

Faculty FAQ - Library Services

Please see our OER guide for more information on Open Educational Resources and initiatives to promoted them at Woodbury.

A faculty member may appoint a student or other Woodbury University community member a proxy borrower for their account. This allows the proxy borrower to check out items on behalf of the faculty member, with the faculty member assuming full responsibility for the items and their timely return.

Please fill out the form below and submit via email to or drop a printout of the completed form by the library circulation desk. We will get in touch with you as soon as the form has been processed. 

You can either search for journals in the catalog, or our special journal finder tool.

Yes, Woodbury faculty can participate in our Reciprocal Faculty Borrowing program offered through SCELC (Statewide California Electronic Library Consortium). Please note that this program only covers participating libraries from private universities and colleges. For public universities, including UCLA, see our general page on other local libraries.

To participate in this program:

  1. Check this list to see which libraries participate in this program.
  2. If you see a library in the list that you would like to conduct research at, then print and fill out the first part of this form.
  3. Bring this form to the library to have a librarian complete the 'Privileges authorized by' portion of the form.
  4. Upon approval by a Woodbury librarian, you can then take this form to the library you desire to utilize. That library will also need to approve and sign the request. You may want to contact that library before you travel there in case they want you to bring extra documentation or have any other requirements that you should know about ahead of time.
  5. SCELC's full policies & procedures are available online, though individual libraries may have additional policies in place.

Please ask a Woodbury librarian for more information.

How can/why should I get a librarian to talk to my class?

Tired of the same old papers? Interested in increasing student engagement with your course content? Librarians are available to teach subject specific databases and resources, how to effectively use the Internet, how to find journal articles, and more. We'll be happy to tailor a session to your class's needs, so that you can demand and expect more. Find out more & request a session.

Learn more about Information Literacy.

How can I have the library keep/set aside materials for my class?

Woodbury University Library’s course reserves service provides access to supplementary course materials in support of the University’s academic mission.  Instructors place items in the library's course reserves collection at the beginning of each semester to ensure the availability of materials that are to be used by the class members in a specific course.  Due to space limitations, reserve materials will be available only for the semester in which the class is taught.

Learn more, and place a reserves request, on the Course Reserves page.

Does the library have or buy textbooks?

Textbooks that are required for Woodbury courses are generally considered to be part of the student's expected cost of education. For reasons detailed in our textbook policy, Woodbury University Library is unable to acquire textbooks. However, an instructor may choose to place a personal copy of a textbook on reserve for a specific course; the textbook will be returned to the instructor at the end of the term. If a faculty member would like to work with the librarian assigned to their discipline to identify potential open (access) textbooks, please let us know. 

Most library materials are loaned to faculty members for a semester. Exceptions: DVDs, videos, periodicals. Please bring your Woodbury ID/library card with you when you check out library materials or equipment.

How do I get a Woodbury ID?

You'll find everything you need to know on the Woodbury ID Cards page.

Need something we don't have? Be it journal article, book, or video, we will gladly request it from another library on your behalf. Make a request, or read our detailed Interlibrary Loan FAQ.

How do I copy & print in the library?

Library photocopy machines require a copy/print account, which can be set up in Miller Hall, Room 204 (M204). When signing up for an account, be sure to specify that you will need to use it in the library. Color and B&W copiers and scanners are located in the Library Annex, room L109.

Who is my department's librarian?

Each academic department has a liaison librarian to work collaboratively with faculty members in order to develop library collections, assist with research efforts, curricular needs, and to answer questions regarding library service, policies and procedures. Please feel free to contact your liaison at any time for information or for assistance in using the library, to request course specific library instruction, research assistance, or to submit a purchasing suggestion.

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