Services for Faculty

Contact Information

Liaison Librarians by Academic Department :: Staff Directory

For Teaching For Research & Scholarship

Student Assignments

Library Instruction
Ask us how we can work with you and your students to ensure that they get the support they need to develop appropriate research, problem solving, and critical thinking skills. To request a workshop, use the Library Instruction Request form on our web site.

Libguides / Guides to Research
Our Guides to Research (otherwise known as Libguides) help your students (and you!) find the best library and web resources in a discipline or for a course assignment. If you don’t find one for your course or subject area, we can create one - just ask.

The Plagiarism Libguide offers resources for both students and faculty on managing and avoiding plagiarism.

Course Readings

The library will host your course reading list (including print, media, and digital resources) if you choose.

UFV follows Canadian copyright law for all course materials. Visit the Copyright Libguide for information and resources. Our Copyright Librarian can also answer your copyright questions.

Course Reading Lists
The library will help you determine copyright status and availability for all your course materials.

We can provide you with a list of URLs to add to your course web site or add them to your course reserves page on the library’s web site - simply complete the Electronic Reading List form.

For the do-it-yourself types, we provide detailed instructions on Creating Persistent Links to resources found in the library’s licensed and subscription databases.

Course Reserves
Reserve materials can come from the library collection (print or online), the public web, or be provided by the instructor; materials can include books, articles, answer keys, lecture notes, maps, videos, web sites, and more.

Print course reserves are kept in a secure location and have short loan periods and high overdue fines. Use the forms and instructions found on the Course Reserves web page.

Film Bookings

Videos and DVDs can be pre-booked (up to 4 months in advance) for your show date, which will guarantee availability. Use the Video Booking form on the library web site, or use the Interlibrary Loan form to requests videos from other libraries.


Use your UFV ID card to check out library materials:

Books 4 months
Journals 1 week
Videos/DVDs 1 week
Renew items up to 2 times online

Interlibrary Loans (ILL)
We can obtain books, journal articles, and other materials for you from libraries around the world. Look for the Interlibrary Loans link on our web site, or click on Full Text Finder in most of our research databases.

  • Articles arrive electronically in about 3 days.
  • Books arrive in 7-14 days and can be borrowed for up to 3 weeks from date of receipt; renewals are sometimes permitted (depending on the lending library’s policies).
  • Watch your email – we’ll let you know when your item arrives.

You will need to know your UFV ID number and library PIN to place an ILL request.

Reciprocal Borrowing
The library is a member of COPPUL, which provides borrowing privileges to UFV faculty, students and staff at academic libraries across the country.

Research Databases

UFV subscribes to more than 100 Research Databases, providing access to millions of articles appearing in newspapers, journals, magazines, and more. Each research database will cover certain subject areas better than others. Not all research databases have full text; click on Full Text Finder  to see if the article is available from another source.

Data Services

Through its membership in the Data Liberation Initiative (DLI), the library provides access to many different datasets for researchers. We can also help you locate data from other sources. For more information check out the Data Services Libguide or contact the library.

Keeping Current

Suggesting Materials for the Collection

Every year, each academic program is allocated funds for the purchase of books and media for the library’s collection. Allocations must be spent by November 30; send your suggestions and requests to your departmental library representative or liaison librarian.


Revised October 9, 2013 cb

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