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Quick Handout for Faculty

Need a quick handout for new faculty or returning faculty on everything the library has to offer them?  Here's a one-page list of everything we have to offer to help faculty get the most out of their library.

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Suggested Syllabus Text

Do you want to help advertise the library's services to students?  Here is a suggested paragraph you can copy and paste into your syllabus to help inform students about the free resources they have available from Ross Pendergraft Library:

The Ross Pendergraft Library and Technology Center offers a wide range of services and collections freely to online and on-campus students. Some of these services include:

  • One-on-one research and citation help in person or via chat, text, email, or webex.
  • Online research guides to suggest the best resources for each subject, including one specific for online students.
  • Databases containing articles, ebooks, and streaming video accessible online.
  • Study rooms, as well as audio and video production labs.
  • General access computers with printers, scanners, and office supplies
  • Check-out of materials such as laptops, webcams, calculators, headphones, most required textbooks for general education classes, books, DVDs, boardgames, and more.

Any books, articles, or other materials not available through our library’s website can be requested through Interlibrary Loan at no charge.  If you are a distance education student, you can use Interlibrary Loan to mail physical books to your home, if needed. 

For more information, including hours, go to

Chronicle of Higher Education


Course Reserves

Students face barriers to success when they cannot afford or access required textbooks.  The library is able to place faculty copies of textbooks, DVDs, or course materials on reserve at the circulation desk.  You can specify how long the students can check out materials--2 hours is the usual limit.  We can also reserve materials within the library's collections.

To get started, fill out the FACULTY REQUEST Form on our homepage:

Image text: Course Reserves (Faculty Request) with arrow pointing to the terms Faculty Request which will lead to a form

Remember, the library also strives to include a copy of every required textbook for all general education courses on reserve.  If you have non-instructional copies of textbooks to donate or place on temporary reserve, please bring them by the library before classes begin. 

Be advised, we cannot accept "Instructor" or "Evaluation" copies of textbooks provided by publishers.

A-Z Directories

Using A-Z Databases - Choose from several options for finding a specific database by name. 

Using A-Z e-journals - Type in the name of a journal or a word that is in part of the title to search for journals that are available electronically. 

Journals & Databases

Most electronic content that the library subscribes to is discoverable by using our find it... search. The library subscribes to over 300 different databases.

Our Research Guides (LibGuides) feature databases and journal titles that are most relevant to specific subjects or courses. Ask your Subject Liaison Librarian how you can have a customized guide for your course.