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Rhode Island School of Design

Faculty Guide to Library Resources

An outline of library's services and resources for faculty: course reserves, off campus access to databases, e-journals, interlibrary loan, instruction, research assistance, and more

Course Materials

Use the tabs at left or click below to learn more about each service.


Course Reserves:

  • We can place books and media on reserve for your class, as well as post digital materials (eBooks, articles/PDFs, and streaming films) to our Course Reserves platform.
  • Curricular Video Reserve: films can be procured/digitized and uploaded to your Canvas class page. To discuss this option, email
  • We can also help with scanning and procuring texts from other institutions.


Finding Course Materials:

  • Get help locating, procuring, or replacing course materials, including textbooks, chapters, articles, streaming films, and beyond
  • Ask a librarian for a one-on-one appointment to build your familiarity with library resources: email
  • Use this form to suggest a library purchase
  • Explore open educational resources (OER) that can alleviate the burden of textbook prices for your students and allow you more flexibility