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Info for Faculty: Library FAQ for Faculty

The Info for Faculty page is designed to help connect PLNU full-time and adjunct faculty members with the resources, contact information, and other materials they need most frequently from the library.

Library FAQ from PLNU Faculty members

How do I place materials on Reserve? 

Read instructions on how to place materials on Reserve.  Contact David Ah Sing, Circulation Supervisor,  with questions at (619) 849-2372 or circ@pointloma.edu.  

How long is the check-out period for faculty? 

Full-time faculty can check out Ryan Library books for 6 months.  Check-out period for adjunct and part-time faculty is 3 months.  No renewals are allowed on these books.

Do PLNU faculty have borrowing privileges at other San Diego area universities?

Yes.  Read more information on borrowing privileges at other San Diego area universities.

I would like to have a librarian provide research instruction for a class.  Is this possible?

Yes.  Read more information on how librarians can provide library research instruction for your classes.

I would like to have a Research Guide created for a specific class/course.  Who should I talk to?

Find out which Librarian is assigned as the liaison to your department/school.

I just had a book published.  Would Ryan Library be interested in adding it to the library collection?

Ryan Library tries to include every publication by a PLNU author as we are able.  Please contact Frank Quinn, our library director, to let him know of your publication.

I would like to donate some books to the library collection.  Does Ryan Library accept donations?

Click to read Ryan Library's gift book policy.  You can also donate books (primarily popular fiction) to our "Sharing Shelf," by contacting Anne-Elizabeth Powell.

Can I place links to full-text articles in library databases directly into Canvas?

Yes, as long as there is a permanent or stable URL for the article. 

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