Library Service Continuity FAQs & Fall 2020 Teaching Resources

Note: Information will continue to be added to this page throughout the summer. The content below is subject to change.

Library Teaching Resources for Fall 2020

The library is here to support you in preparation for your Fall Flex-Hybrid course design. Below you will find details on a number of different library services and resources. For any questions not answered here, or for additional assistance in any of these areas, please reach out to

Streaming Video Resources

As you prepare your course content, consider using one of our streaming video platforms. If you need help locating films on a topic or navigating the vendor's sites, please send an email to

  • AVON (Academic Video Online): A subscription service that allows for immediate viewing of all films in its collection. Academic Video Online features documentaries, films, demonstrations and more spanning the widest range of subject areas including anthropology, business, counseling, film, health, history, music, and more. AVON easily allows you to copy a permalink or embed code for each of its films.

  • Films on Demand - Business and Economics: A subscription service that allows for immediate viewing of all films in its collection. This collection features nearly 2,000 videos on topics of business education, technology, economics, ethics, law, finance, marketing, and management. The videos are from producers including ABCNews, PBS, TED, Frontline, and the History Channel. Films on Demand easily allows you to copy a permalink or embed code for each of its films. 

  • GDC Vault: A collection of in-depth design, technical, and inspirational talks and slidedecks from the influencers of the game development industry, taken from over 20 years of the worldwide Game Developers Conference. Contains over 12,000 videos, audio files and synced presentations from speakers and panels.

  • Kanopy Streaming Video: This streaming video service requires faculty to request films that the library does not currently have a license for. This can be done directly on the Kanopy website. Kanopy includes videos sourced from leading producers around the world including BBC, PBS, A&E, and the Criterion Collection. Kanopy easily allows you to copy a permalink or embed code for each of its films. 

  • O'Reilly Books (previously Safari Tech Books): O'Reilly is a premier technology ebook and instructional video collection covering topics ranging from programming, IT networking, project management, graphic design, and business strategy. The content includes code snippets, certification preparation materials, practice exercises, training videos, and much more.
  • Prendismo: A subscription service that allows for immediate viewing of all films in its collection. Offers video clips from experts broken into 200 topics, specifically focused on business, leadership, and entrepreneurship.

  • Skillsoft Books (formerly Books 24x7): Provides full access to the complete, unabridged content of more than 20,000+ online books and 40,000+ streaming videos for business operations, graphic designers, IT professionals, web designers, and developers.

Electronic Course Reserves/eBooks

Need assistance obtaining an ebook or a book chapter for a class? Budget limitations and publisher's restrictions on library ebook formats can hinder availability of certain electronic texts, but we prioritize collection development that supports curricular content and will work directly with you to acquire suitable materials. We also have some capacity to digitize limited sections of print books for use in class. For all of your electronic material needs, contact, and we will do our best to meet the request.

Open Access/Open Education Resources

Open Education Resources (OER) are materials created by faculty members, instructional designers, or subject matters experts that are free for faculty around the world to use in their own course delivery. Open Textbooks refer to freely available, high-quality books available online. Open Courseware refers to other instructional materials, such as modules or assignments, that can be included with a Canvas course shell. To learn more about Open Education Resources and explore assigning an Open Textbook in your course or implementing Open Courseware when designing an online learning environment, please visit our OER support guide.

Library & Information Literacy Instruction

Champlain College librarians are experienced both with providing live library instruction in online learning environments and in designing information literacy assignments and activities suitable for remote instruction. If you would like to schedule library instruction or explore activity design options, please contact Also, consider incorporating a relevant library video tutorial or subject research guide into your Canvas course shell. 

Special Collections

Due to the small size of the reading room, in-person class visits have been suspended for the time being. With advance notice, we can collaborate with you to develop virtual instructional sessions for your classes. 

We have some capability to send patrons pdf copies of printed collections items that are already imaged. We may also be able to scan some materials that are not yet digitized and add them to the Special Collections online catalog so they are available for remote viewing. Requests will be considered on a case by case basis. Please contact with any Special Collections-related requests.

Reference/Research Support

We are still offering students and employees research support on our regular schedule. We are regularly available by webchat or email ( and can be available (by appointment) via Google Meets or over the phone. For more information and service hours, visit the Get Help section of our website. 

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There is no set reopening date for the physical library/Miller Information Commons building at this time.

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Yes! All of our digital library resources are available from off-campus. And librarians and library staff are continuing their work answering questions, facilitating your access to resources, taking research appointments, and more. Contact or book a research appointment for more information or help.

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No, you will be unable to use the library as long as the building is closed.

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The library is pleased to offer contactless pickup for library materials. Follow the instructions below to request physical materials (eBooks and databases continue to be available 24/7). This is a soft roll-out, and we will make changes as needed to protect the health of our community and meet patron needs to the best of our ability.


  1. Locate the item(s) you would like to check out in the library catalog. 
  2. Click on the "Request" icon at the top of the screen.

A screenshot of the library catalog showing the record for a book with the request link circled in red.

  1. Log in to place the hold using your staff or student ID card number and name.
  2. You will receive an automatic email verifying the hold. 
  3. If the item is available you will be able to pick it up that week. If it is checked out to another patron you will be notified when the item is available.
  4. Wait for an email from library staff confirming a pickup date and time.
  5. Visit the library during the designated pick-up time and follow the instructions posted at the front entrance. Please wear a mask for your visit.
  6. Direct any questions about this service to
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You can renew items online. Unless another patron is waiting for an item, we have unlimited renewals. Please contact if you are unable to renew your items. While we prefer that you use our renewal system, if possible, and contact us if you run into any difficulty with your renewal, you will not be charged a fine for overdue materials.

You may also use the book drop in the library's parking lot to return items (refer to the map below). Please note that due to the library closure, returned items will not be checked in immediately and will remain listed on your account until they have been checked in. You will not be charged a fine for overdue materials.

map of library outdoor book drop

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To help the library coordinate its responses and get you an answer promptly, please contact

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