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Faculty & staff services

Ask the Library to set your library card to "faculty" or "staff".

Extended due dates

For YC Library owned materials, you can request the due date be extended to the end of the semester.

Library instruction

For many students, this is their first time inside a library and/or writing a research paper.

Put a friendly face to the library and introduce your students to the library's resources.

Librarians will teach your students how to search databases, choose a topic, and where to go for research help.


Borrow a YC laptop until the end of the semester. Access to the YC VPN is preconfigured.

  • For short-term use by YC staff that are not issued a YC laptop; volunteers or affiliates working on YC projects.
  • Not for faculty, adjunct faculty, or full-time staff; use the " Employee desktop, laptop, or tablet request" form.
  • Only department deans and directors can request a laptop for their employees or volunteers.
  • Employees must have access to the YC VPN. If employee does not have VPN access, use Access Management to put in the request.
  • Employees must have a library card.
  • Can be renewed for more time by the department dean or director.

These department dean and directors are authorized to use the form below. (updated 8/24/22)
  • Diane Ryan
  • Shellie Bealer
  • Thatcher Bohrman
  • Michael Byrnes
  • Lauri Dreher
  • Joan Fisher
  • Helen Haxton-Stephenson
  • Tresa Hibben
  • Stacey Hilton
  • Dean Holbrook
  • Virginia Hout
  • Craig Lefever
  • Marylou Mercado
  • Matthew Mintzmyer
  • John Morgan
  • Tara O'Neill
  • Craig Ralston
  • Karen Reed
  • Gregory Tomsho
  • Clint Ewell
  • Ryan Bouwhuis
  • Patrick Burns
  • James Crockett
  • Frank D'Angelo
  • Tom Hughes
  • David Laurence
  • Tyran Payne
  • Duane Ransom
  • Lisa Rhodes
  • Rodney Jenkins
  • Monica Belknap
  • Raymond Ceo
  • Brad Clifford
  • Diana Dowling
  • Ruth Ellen Elinski
  • Robb Ferguson
  • Richard Hernandez
  • Jane Hersh
  • Sheila Jarrell
  • Jeni Johnson
  • Karen Jones
  • Meghan Paquette
  • Kellie Porter
  • Wendy Present
  • Tyler Rumsey
  • Tania Sheldahl
  • Janice Soutee
  • Mary Talosi
  • Jeanne Welch
  • Kammie Kobyleski

Request a laptop (YC login required)

Group tours

We will give your students a 20-minute tour of the Library and services.

Request a purchase

We encourage faculty requests for material to support your class.

The Library has a budget to purchase supplemental materials (not textbooks) that support each curriculum area and support cultural enrichment. Library selectors choose books, films, music, and journals that are purchased and added to the collection.

Course reserves

Place class materials on the Reserves shelf at the library. Ex. personal copy of a course textbook, library books, DVDs, etc.

Distribute materials

The Library will distribute course materials to students. Please provide a list of names.

Homework dropoff

Students can drop off their homework at the Library.

Canvas teaching tools

Interactive tutorials help students learn to use CQ Researcher, ProQuest, and Sirs.

CQ Researcher



More tutorials on how to research
Improve your research skills

Pre- and post-quiz for Avoiding Plagiarism
Download the 2 files and follow the steps.
Plagiarism Pre-assessment quiz
Plagiarism Post-assessment quiz

  1. Go to your Canvas Course.
  2. Go to course Settings, and choose “Import content into this course” from the buttons on the right side.
  3. Choose “Canvas course export package” from the “Content Type” drop-down.
  4. Click the “Choose File”/”Browse” button and navigate to find the .zip file you want.
  5. Choose “Select specific content” and click the blue Import button.
  6. You will see the “Select Content” button appear after a short period - click it.
  7. Then click the black triangle next to “Quizzes”, choose the materials you want to use, then click “Select Content”.
  8. After it runs this job, you will find them in the Quizzes area of your course, ready to deploy.

You can place a link in Canvas so students can go directly to an article in the library databases. If they are off-campus, they are prompted to log in.

Most of our article databases already have the proxy as part of the URL. Exception: some links in JSTOR.

Database URL to use Example URL
American Chemical Society copy URL https://doi-org.proxy.yc.edu/10.1021/acs.chemrestox.0c00411
CQ Researcher use Document URL
(at bottom of article)
EBSCO use  Permalink https://search-ebscohost-com.proxy.yc.edu/login.aspx?direct=true&db=ulh&AN=140326826&site=ehost-live&scope=site
Encyclopedia Britannica copy URL https://academic-eb-com.proxy.yc.edu/levels/collegiate/article/sloth/68223
Gale use Get Link https://link.gale.com/apps/portal/00000000LVY5/OVIC?u=yava&sid=OVIC&xid=0c182b87
JSTOR use  Stable URL, preferable with proxy.yc.edu



(this URL needs Proxy, see below) https://www.jstor.org/stable/24778550

Ovid copy URL



use Cite


ValueLine copy URL



Just paste this proxy prefix before any URL that links to an article in a library database.




An interactive skill-builder for using library resources.

Copy and paste this link in your Canvas module. Students can email a certificate of completion to the instructor.


OER (Open Educational Resources)

Find Open Educational Resources for your courses.

Use the library instruction room
only at Boyd Tenney Library

Various groups can reserve the room, depending on availability.