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Faculty: Library Resources & Services

Orientation to services and policies, and updates on new resources and initiatives.

Welcome Faculty!

We know you're busy--let us help you via chat, phone, email, text, and of course in person. If you can't find what you need, please contact us!

Orientations – Schedule an in-person, Zoom or phone overview of our services and resources.We love to talk library!

Course Reserves – What you need to know.

Copyright – Core and adjunct faculty are encouraged to take copyright training

Article retrieval – Complete this form and we'll retrieve the articles you need for courses & research:

Kenmore:, 425.602.3020

San Diego:, 858.246.9714

Research Assistance – Database selection, search strategy consultations, submission journal vetting, information management, CE sources (some free through library subscriptions), and more......

Library Instruction in the Classroom – We work collaboratively with instructors to develop effective library sessions, usually for courses that include a research component. Check Course Guides to see if a tutorial has been created for your class. Please contact us if you'd like additional information.


How do I –

Q. Search for books & other resources such as DVDs?
A. MyBU catalog (except for journal articles). Keyword searching is the most flexible.

Q. Search for journal articles?
A. MyBU/library/databases on or offsite.

Q. Place an order for textbooks and other items in the bookstore?
See the information on the Course Reserves page.

Q. Put a book or AV item on course reserve?
A. If the item is a required or recommended textbook and you filled out the textbook order form, the library will receive the info from the bookstore. For audiovisual and/or special items, contact us:

Q. Put an article on course reserve?
A. Articles should be posted directly on your Canvas page. Best practice is to provide the full citation, and a proxied link to the full text. If you're not sure whether it falls under Fair Use, fill out the Fair Use Checklist form first and keep a copy for your records. For Canvas questions, contact Ann Kenady, senior instructional designer.

Q. Get an article you can't find in full text?
A. Fill out an Article Request Form. You'll have most articles within 3 days.

Q. Schedule an information literacy session for your class?
A. The librarians teach embedded information literacy classes in designated research-related courses. If yours is one, we look forward to collaborating with you!  If you have a specific assignment or research-focused topic, please reach out if you'd like a tailored in-class session. Contact us to confirm (

Q. Schedule a library orientation and/or research consult?
A. Please do! Contact the library via email, chat, telephone, Zoom, and in person during normal library hours.

Q. Recommend a new book or other resource? (We hope you do!)
A. Contact the library via chat via email, chat, telephone and of course, in person, with the title, author and other information such as ISBN.


CA Campus Address: Library Bastyr University 4106 Sorrento Valley Blvd. San Diego, CA 92121 Phone:(858) 246-9714 | Email: | Text:(425) 947-2486

WA Campus AddressLibrary Bastyr University 14500 Juanita Dr NE Kenmore, WA 98028 |  Phone:(425) 602-3020 | | Text:(425) 947-2486 | Chat: Chat with a Librarian

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