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Course Materials - Library Faculty Resources

Preparing Course Materials

Why should you contact the your Library Liaison when preparing course materials?

  • To determine if the library owns a physical or electronic copy of any your course materials. If they are not available, your liaison can explore options to obtain the materials.
  • Library eBooks have several different subscription models. Publishers allow for one, two, three, or even unlimited concurrent users. With advance knowledge that a book is being used in a course, we may be able to increase the number of concurrent users.
  • To save money for students by suggesting open or affordable educational resources that may already be available in the library's collection or freely available online.

Library Liaisons

Textbook Affordability Program

SHU Reads for Free – Library Textbook Reserve program

Student donations of used textbooks are being added to a new Library Textbook Reserve collection through a recently launched Student Government Association (SGA) “SHU Reads for Free” textbook drive. 

Faculty should consider donating personal copies of textbooks to the program in lieu of adding them to Course Reserves. Donated copies will become property of the SHU library. Personal copies placed on course reserves will be returned to faculty at the end of each semester. 

Library Catalog – Textbook Reserve List

Course Reserves

Course Reserves

Put a copy or copies of textbooks or other materials in Course Reserves to make them available to your students. Find out more about course reserves by visiting the eReserves and Physical Reserves Policy and Procedures.

Upload Your Syllabus/Course Materials

Please upload your current syllabus or reading list here. This will provide librarians useful information and will help with collection development decisions. These materials will not be posted publicly, or posted to your Blackboard course. Librarians do not have access to your Blackboard courses.