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Services for Faculty


Collection Development and Acquisitions Ordering Information

Book and video orders are accepted from all St. Lawrence faculty and staff. Students and other North Country residents may also recommend books, videos, and other items for purchase by the Library.

Orders may be placed by e-mail, by phone, through the SLU Libraries' web site, through campus mail, or in person. We accept printed or handwritten orders, e-mail messages, Word documents, marked-up publishers' catalogs, Choice cards, YBP slips, phone calls, etc.

Collage of Journals

Course Readings and Resources

Want to quickly create a webpage that highlights course-specific scholarly resources for your students? A Course-Specific Library Page allows you to provide:  Links to reserve readings, citation guides, links to research tools such as journal databases, web sites, reference titles, library tutorials and contact information for students to get assistance.  To request that an item be placed on reserve, please review the Reserve Readings page.

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Digital Collections & Digital Initiatives

A number of the library's Special Collections holdings have been fully or partially digitized, providing much wider and more convenient access to these materials. Our digital collections offerings are continuing to expand, and currently include the Back to the Land Research Collection, the Sunderland Civil War Correspondence, the Dwight P. Church Photograph Collection, Selected Letters of Frederic Remington, Rockwell Kent Collection, historic photos of St. Lawrence University Buildings and Grounds, the SLU Gridiron Yearbook and the University's student newspaper the Hill News.

An ODY Faculty Carrel

Faculty Carrels

Faculty carrels are available in the Owen D. Young Library, which has both double occupancy and single spaces.  LIT assigns spaces to applicants engaged in scholarly activity three times a year:  Fall, Spring, and for the summer months.


GIS Program

The GIS Program at St. Lawrence University is one of many services offered by the Libraries and Information Technology Division. Located on the top floor of the Launders Science Library, we provide instructional, technical and research support to the St. Lawrence University community in the use of geospatial software and technology.  We offer instruction and support relating to Geographic Information Systems, Remote Sensing and Global Positioning Systems.

Green Bikes

Green Bikes Program (Seasonal)

The program is an initiative to make bikes available to the campus community in the hope that people will choose to use the bikes as transportation in place of a car for campus and local ventures. Green Bikes are available to SLU Students, staff, and Faculty only, and circulate for 4 hours. Bikes are available during the academic year. Renewals are not permitted.

ODY Interlibrary Loan Shelf

Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a service that links libraries together to create an Internet of their collections. By sharing the materials in their collections Interlibrary Loan allows library patrons to access materials beyond the scope of any one collection. By utilizing networked information technology, ILL has a global breadth. St. Lawrence University faculty, students, and staff are eligible to use Interlibrary Loan services. Residents of St. Lawrence County who have a valid St. Lawrence University Libraries borrower’s card may also use ILL.

Off-Campus Access Links

Off-Campus Access to Library Resources and Services

Articles, Journals, and Research Databases

Option 1: Access to the library's research databases and films on Kanopy is available via the Library's Database List.  Select the "off-campus link" found in each database's description.  Access is available to all SLU students, faculty, and staff.  Note that some database features may not be available using this option.

ODY Research Help Desk

Research Assistance

Our research consultation program connects you with a librarian on the reference staff who can give you more extensive one-on-one help with a research paper or project. This help involves assisting you in assessing an assignment, devising a research strategy, and reviewing indexes and databases appropriate to the assignment.

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Research Instruction

Course-related research instruction is offered by librarians at the request of faculty members for courses at all levels. While the development of library skills is an integral part of the curriculum of the First Year Program, introducing students to research as well as to critical and evaluative skills and the continued development and honing of these skills is a four-year process. Course-related instruction is one way to accomplish this.

ODY Circulation and Reserves Desk

Reserve Readings at SLU Libraries

Submitting materials for reserves

Faculty members wishing to place materials on reserve at ODY Library should bring or send a completed Reserves Request Slip with the materials to Lori Locke (5170).  To expedite the processing of your reserves, please fill out the forms as completely and legibly as possible.