• Faculty members and other subject matter experts can contact the library for assistance identifying resources for courses they are developing or revising. Such resources may include articles, videos, or ebooks from the library collection, Open Education Resources, or instructional guides and tutorials created by the library. Contact Nick Faulk, Head of Information and Digital Literacy, with more information about your course development needs to get started.

  • Faculty may arrange for a librarian to meet with their class to provide an instruction session on how to find and use resources that will be useful for projects in the course. This type of course-integrated instruction is typically quite useful because the instruction occurs at the time that students need it, and relates that instruction to projects or assignments in the course. Contact Nick Faulk, Head of Information and Digital Literacy, to schedule an instruction session.

  • The library’s collection development policies place a strong emphasis on collecting materials of relevance to our curriculum, and as such faculty book requests are welcome and appreciated. To make a suggestion, visit the request a purchase page to get started.

  • Faculty members can check out items from UVM and St Michael’s libraries by using their Champlain IDs when visiting their libraries or by requesting them via Interlibrary Loan (ILL). Faculty members can also obtain a Vermont Consortium of Academic Libraries (VCAL) card to check out materials from most academic libraries in Vermont. Learn more by reviewing our Interlibrary Loan and Reciprocal Borrowing policies.

How to Place Items on Course Reserves

Items are typically on print course reserve for one semester. Please indicate when placing your request if a different reserve period is needed. Faculty members who wish to put personal copies of materials on course reserves must bring them to the library and filling out the reserve request form. The library will place a barcode and stickers on these items. The items will be returned via interoffice mail at the end of the reserve period.

Since print course reserves must be used in the library, this service is available for Burlington campus classes only.

Print Course Reserves Request Form

Digital Course Reserves materials will be made available to students for the current semester. Requests must be in compliance with fair use and copyright law. For more information, please contact circulation@champlain.edu.

Available for all Champlain College classes.

Digital Course Reserves Request Form

Full Course Reserves Policy

    • Physical materials from the library’s collection or that are owned by the professor can be placed on physical reserve.
    • These items are available for students to check out for three hours at a time, in-library use only.
    • Materials obtained through Interlibrary Loan cannot be placed on course reserve.
    • Items are typically on physical reserve for one semester, after which faculty-owned items will be returned to the professor.
    • Scanned excerpts of print materials from the library’s collection or that are owned by the professor can be placed on digital reserve.
    • Electronic materials in the library’s collection, such as eBooks, streaming films, or articles can also be added to a course’s digital reserve page.
      • Please note that while many electronic resources allow multiple users, some only allow one user at a time
    • Digital course reserves are intended to make finite resources available to a specific class.
    • Requests must be in compliance with fair use and copyright law. The library reserves the right to determine whether a request can be considered fair use. Requests that are not considered fair use will not be filled. In some cases, you may be asked to modify your request to insure that it complies with fair use guidelines.
    • Digital course reserves are not intended to replace the student’s purchase of entire texts or books.
    • The “rule of thumb” the library uses for fair use is that the library can digitize up to 10% (or one chapter) of a text, or one article per issue of a journal or periodical of a given text that is legally owned by the library, the faculty member, or an academic department at Champlain College. The library may determine that a different amount is appropriate under fair use considerations on a case by case basis.
    • Materials obtained through ILL (Interlibrary Loan) cannot be placed on digital course reserve.
      • In this event, the library will work with the faculty member making the request, to either purchase the material if possible, or identify an alternative text.
    • Digitized materials will be made available only to the specific class for the semester in which they are in use. They will be accessible to the class through a secure platform, and access to them will require Champlain College login credentials.