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COLLECTIONS
PURCHASE REQUESTS
The University Libraries welcomes suggestions about materials purchases but reserves the right to make all decisions about materials purchased for the collections.

NEW FACULTY PURCHASE REQUESTS
New faculty members may have teaching and research interests that fall outside the current collection scope of the University Libraries. In recognition of that fact, the Dean of Libraries annually sets aside a modest allocation to support requests from new faculty for one-time or start-up purchases. This allocation allows the Libraries to provide prompt, one-time funding as requests are received and to reassess long-term collection policies. Please direct requests to Dr. Louis A. Pitschmann ( lpitschm@ua.edu), Dean, The University Libraries.

TEACHING SUPPORT

LIBRARY INSTRUCTION
Librarians are available to teach library instruction sessions. These classes are designed as working sessions and should be scheduled to coincide with an assignment requiring library research. Sessions range from basic introduction to library resources for freshman classes, or more in-depth research techniques for upper-level classes.
  • Request a library instruction session
  • Request an 100-Level English Library Instruction
DISTANCE EDUCATION

The University Libraries also provides instructional services designed especially to engage students in an online environment. Contact Josh Sahib  for more information. There is also a guide to basic services for distance education students.

RESERVES

Print or electronic items may be put on reserve. Reserve lists must be submitted at least 10 days in advance and are processed on a first-come, first-served basis.

SUBJECT AND COURSE GUIDES

The Libraries create guides of resources for subject areas and specific courses. To be placed in contact with a subject-specialist librarian who can create a guide for your class or in your subject area, please email Denise Quintel, UA Libraries LibGuides admninstrator.

LIBRARY SERVICES

PROXY BORROWING
Faculty members can authorize another person as a proxy borrower to check out materials on the faculty member’s account by using this form.  A proxy borrower may be a student, staff person or an immediate family member.  The completed form can be submitted to any of the University Libraries to create the account. Items can also be borrowed though interlibrary loan by proxy through the proxy borrower’s ILLIAD account.

RESEARCH SUPPORT

Subject specialist librarians are available for research support and assistance. Instant answers to frequently answered questions can be found here.

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