Information for Faculty
Borrowing Materials From Freel Library:
Faculty may borrow Freel Library books for a semester. A valid MCLA ID card is required.
Borrowing Materials from Other Libraries:
For information on borrowing materials from other libraries, please click here.
Faculty may place a reasonable number of items on reserve at the Freel Library circulation desk for student use. Students must use these items in the library and will need an ID to access them. These materials may be Freel Library books or media, personal copies or photocopies. They should not be items borrowed from other libraries. For further information, please contact Glenn Lawson at 662-5326.
The library subscribes to a number of online periodical databases that are available in the library and over the internet. See links at left. Faculty with specific research requests are welcome to consult with member of the reference staff for advice or for an informal introduction to using the databases. Contact the reference desk at 662-5325.
The library offers instruction to individual students and classes in the use of academic resources. Because instructional space in the library is limited, the reference librarian usual visits the classroom. If that room does not provide internet access, then the professor or librarian will attempt to find another available room that does. Internet access allows the librarian to demonstrate the use of the library catalog and other online databases. We believe that library instruction is more effective if students have been assigned a research project by their professor before the library class takes place. Instruction can then be tailored to needs of each class. We ask professors to schedule their classes with the reference librarian at least a week in advance.
Class Library Visits:
Professors who would like to bring in classes to use the library as a group are welcome. We encourage you to call ahead due to limited space and to make sure that a reference librarian is available, if needed.