Information for Faculty and Staff

This page has information about how the NDSU Libraries meet your teaching, research, and informational needs with a range of library services for you and your students. To request library instruction, please use this form.

Research Support

Contact your subject librarian for:

  • Research assistance for you and your students
  • Teaching assistant (T.A.) training in library research methods
  • Recommending purchases such as books, journals, DVDs, etc.

Library instruction and collaboration

We will provide instruction about library resources and tools for your students in your classroom, at the library or in a computer lab – wherever is best for you. When you contact us, we will work with you to create an instruction session, tutorial, lesson plans or whatever you want for your students!

Here are some ideas we’ve put together to get you started:

Contact your subject librarian or Educational Services librarian for more information.

Course Reserves

Please review the Libraries’ guidelines for physical and electronic course reserves. For information about course reserves, copyright and fair use, visit the Copyright and Fair Use Tutorial. To put materials on reserve, please use the Reserves Request Form and either e-mail it to the Reserves Supervisor or take it to the circulation desk of the main or any branch library.

Faculty and Staff Circulation Policies

Your NDSU ID card functions as your library card. Maximum 100 check-outs.

Materials Loan Period Renewals
Books, Shott Collection and government documents 180 days 2
Periodicals 5 days 0
Reference Materials No loan N/A
Newspapers No loan N/A
Maps 28 days 1
Media (CDs, DVDs, audiobooks) –limit of 5 7 days 1
Course reserves (limit of 3) As designated 1

Designating a Proxy

You may designate a staff member or teaching assistant as your proxy to check out library materials in your name. Download the Proxy Authorization form. Please contact the Access Services Librarian for more information at 701-231-8915.