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Jessie Ball duPont Library

Library Services for Faculty

A guide to the many and multi-faceted library services to faculty at Sewanee

Course Reserves

The library has purchased a copy of each book requested by faculty for their classes and placed it on Reserve. There are several methods for getting electronic copies of these materials:

  1. The VitalSource company has joined leading publishers to help ensure students affected by the COVID-19 pandemic will have free access to quality digital learning materials through the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester. Through May 25, 2020, access to an expansive catalog of electronic textbooks will be available for free to students at institutions who have been impacted by recent campus closures. This page will provide instructions for logging in to search for your textbook and access it if they have it.
  2. If your course books are not included in the VitalSource offerings, and you would like us to obtain an electronic copy of a book, please use this form to request it. If we cannot find an electronic version, or it is too expensive to provide the ebook for an entire class, we will let you know and will proceed to option 3.
  3. If you have personal copies or older materials on reserve that probably do not have an electronic version available, we are able to scan the material and make a digital file that you can then post on your Blackboard course site. Please use this form to request scans. Note: Scanning is being done with special copyright clearance during this time of crisis. All faculty are asked to take these files out of Blackboard at the end of the semester.

Online resources and services

Through spring break and beyond you may expect continued access to all online resources and services:

Streaming Video

Our library has subscriptions to several video streaming services available for your use in classes. Many of the individual films can be found in TigerSearch. You can also explore our video streaming services by filtering this database type in our Database A-Z list: