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For Claremont Colleges faculty, your college ID card serves as your library card.

FAQ for Faculty

How do I ...

How do I get a library card?

The ID card issued by your school is your library card. Take it to Honnold/Mudd to activate library privileges, including borrowing and off-campus access to electronic resources. A complementary borrowing card can be issued to faculty spouses or domestic partners and to their children between the ages of 16 and 22. More about borrowing library materials.

How do I find the subject specialist librarian for my field?

You will find the Library's Subject Specialists listed on our web site. The subject specialist librarian in your field is your primary contact for requests for library materials, library instruction for you and your students, and any questions you may have about the Library. In addition to general reference assistance provided in person and by phone, email, and instant messaging, Subject Specialists can also help with more in-depth reference questions.

How do I get items placed on Reserve? How do I order items not at the Library for Reserve?

Library materials such as books and periodical articles may be placed on Reserve for classes at Honnold/Mudd. Reserve status is available for many other types of library resources, including DVDs and CDs. Both paper and electronic reserve services are available. You may contact the Reserves Coordinator or your Subject Specialist to request library materials for Reserves not available from the Library. More about Reserves.

How do I use electronic reserves for my class?

Electronic reserves for courses are made available to students on Sakai. More about electronic reserves.

How do I request that materials be ordered for the Library?

The most direct way to request materials for the Library is to contact your Subject Specialist. Blais, the Library's online catalog, also has a form to recommend materials.

How do I arrange for library instruction for my class?

The most direct way to arrange for library is to contact your Subject Specialist. You may also contact the Library's instruction coordinator. More about library instruction.

How do I get a tour/orientation to the library for myself?

The most direct way to arrange for a personalized library tour is to contact your Subject Specialist. Your subject specialist can discuss requesting materials in your field, arranging for library instruction, and any other questions you may have about the Library.

How do I borrow library materials? How many books can I have checked out? For how long?

Your college ID card is your library card; use it to borrow library materials. Faculty are allowed an unlimited number of books with an annual renewal date in early April (adjunct faculty are allowed up to 100 books and renew them twice per year, at the end of December and the end of June). Renewals can be made by logging on to your library account. More about borrowing library materials.

How do I borrow materials from other libraries?

For books not available at the Library, try LINK+ first. If a book is not owned by the Library and is not in the LINK+ catalog, you may request it through ILLiad interlibrary loan service. LINK+ may also be used for materials in the Library's collections which are checked out or otherwise unavailable. If you need articles in journals the Library doesn’t own, use ILLiad interlibrary loan service. The Center for Research Libraries (CRL), a cooperative repository and lending facility, is one source for many primary electronic, paper, and microform materials not available at other libraries. As a member of CRL, the Library provides borrowing privileges to Claremont Colleges faculty, students, and staff. To request CRL materials, use ILLiad interlibrary loan service. The Library also has agreements for resource sharing or other purposes with several area colleges and universities.

How do I access the Center for Research Libraries and use its collections?

The Center for Research Libraries (CRL), a cooperative repository and lending facility, is one source for many primary electronic, paper, and microform materials not available at other libraries. As a member of CRL, the Library provides borrowing privileges to Claremont Colleges faculty, students, and staff. To request CRL materials, use ILLiad interlibrary loan service.

How do I find electronic databases in my field?

To find electronic resources owned or licensed by the Library, connect to the databases page on the Library web site. Once you have searched a database, use the green "Get this item" button to find information about availability of and access to materials listed in your search results. You may also want to consult our subject research guides or contact your subject specialist for more information on resources in your field.

How do I find out what electronic journals the Library owns? Paper journals? Books?

The most direct way of finding out what journals - both in paper and electronic - the Library owns is by searching Blais, the online catalog, by title of the journal. You can also connect directly to the electronic journals page, where you will find individual journals by title as well as journal collections such as JSTOR and Project MUSE. To find books, search Blais by title, author, keyword, or subject.

How do I find dissertations?

Dissertations & Theses is the best way to find dissertations from the US and Canada. Dissertations & Theses provides full-text for most dissertations from 1997 to the present. If you are looking for dissertations in a particular subject, many databases include dissertations in the materials they index. More on finding dissertations.

How do I connect to library electronic resources off-campus?

When you are off-campus and select an electronic journal or database, you will be prompted to login with your name and the 10-digit number from your college ID card. More about off-campus access to resources.

How do I reserve a video to show in class?

The Library has a large collection of videos and DVDs. You can search for specific titles or directors in Blais. To reserve a video or DVD for use in your class, contact the Honnold/Mudd Services Desk in person or by telephone (ext. 18150).

How do arrange for my research assistant to borrow materials for me?

Faculty may request RA cards for their research assistants. Materials borrowed on RA cards are the responsibility of the professor for whom the RA works. For more information contact the Honnold/Mudd Services Desk (ext. 18150).

Last updated: 1/7/2014 5:08:13 PM