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Library Services for Instructors

This guide explains the library services available to Columbia College instructors.


Welcome to the library services for instructors guide!

Our services for instructors and faculty include:

  • Customized information literacy instruction for your class
  • Resources to support your classes
  • Resources to support your teaching & interests 

As a staff member of Columbia College, you have access to all of the library's print and online resources. These include:

  • Print and eBooks, including a Teaching Resource collection just for instructors, and a leisure reading collection 
  • Journal article databases, online encyclopedias and dictionaries
  • Streaming film databases, including Criterion and NFB Campus

Guide Overview

This guide explains how to: 

  • Create a library account so you can borrow items from the library
  • Place holds & renew items through your library account 
  • Request books for purchase
  • Place items on reserve for your classes 
  • Book information literacy instruction with a librarian

Useful Guides

The Designing Research Assignments guide provides you with tips and assignment ideas intended to build your students' information literacy skills. The guide discusses some of the challenges students face when completing research assignments, and how you can help them mitigate those challenges.