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Services: Faculty Services


Borrowing Rules

Choice Reviews Online

Chronicle of Higher Education

Citation Management Tools


Course Reserves

Information Literacy

Interlibrary Loan

Liaison Librarian Program

Library Instruction

Linking from Brightspace

Purchase Request

Wiley Open Access Publishing

Borrowing Rules for Faculty


Most library materials loaned to faculty and staff are due in the first week of August. Materials borrowed between July 1 and the first week of August are due in August of the following year. After 21 days, materials may be recalled at the request of another library patron. Items may be renewed up to two times. Faculty and staff who find they need library materials for more than two years are strongly encouraged to consider acquiring a copy for their personal collection and releasing the library copy to the Meredith community.  Educational DVDs circulate for 21 days.  A valid Meredith ID must be presented to check out materials, including reserve items.

Reference books and periodicals circulate only at the discretion of library staff.


Faculty and staff are not subject to overdue fines except for DVD-To-Go, charges for lost items will be assessed. The fine for DVD-To-Go is $1 per day, 


Meredith faculty and staff also have borrowing privileges at the other Cooperating Raleigh College libraries. To borrow items from NC State, you no longer need a CRC library card.  Simply visit the NCSU library, get the book(s) off the shelf, and show your Meredith faculty ID at their circulation desk.  They will create a guest borrowing account for you, which will be valid until the end of the academic year.  To inquire about borrowing items at other CRC libraries, call or email our library's Ask Desk, and the librarian can find out the procedure that you should follow.

Choice Reviews and Chronicle of Higher Education

Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries

Faculty have access to the online version of this source of over 7,000 print, media, and online reviews each year.  If accessing from off-campus, you will be prompted to login to your library account. Login to Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries here.

Chronicle of Higher Education

Faculty have access to the online version of this must-read publication.  If accessing from off-campus, you will be prompted to login to your library account.  Login to the Chronicle here.

The Teaching Professor

Faculty have access to the online version of this informative newsletter. If accessing from off-campus, you will be prompted to login to your library account.  Login to  The Teaching Professor here.

Citation Management Tools

The library's Research and Instruction department provides support and instruction for Zotero and Mendeley.

Zotero is a free web-based citation management tool.  By installing the Zotero program plus a Zotero Connector on their preferred Internet browser, users can save citation information for library resources and free websites to their Zotero library with a single click.  Zotero will also help users create bibliographies or insert proper citations into their Microsoft Word documents.  For help with using Zotero, see the library's Zotero 101 guide.

Mendeley is a citation manager that integrates nicely with our Scopus database, so it's a great choice for science majors.  It consists of a web importer that installs on your Internet browser, a desktop library for storing citations, and a cite tool that enables you to integrate your citations into Microsoft Word documents.  For help with using Mendeley, see the library's Mendeley guide.

Contact your program's liaison librarian if you would like to have them demonstrate one of these citation tools to your class.

Consultation with a librarian

Librarians at CCL are available as consultants when planning research assignments. Familiar with the range of sources we have access to in print and electronically, librarians can help structure a research project to ensure students will be able successfully locate needed materials at CCL. If consulted far enough in advance (months), we may also be able to add items to our collection to support a research assignment.

Please contact your program's liaison librarian if you wish to schedule a consultation.

Course Reserves

To put items on reserve in the library for a course, please complete the Course Reserves form.  
Faculty with hybrid or fully online courses, please contact your departmental liaison to discuss copyright friendly alternatives to traditional print reserves.

As an alternative to putting video on reserve, you may prefer to make the video available through the Library Digital Media Room. The LDMR allows multiple students to view video simultaneously from the comfort of their room or apartment.

Information Literacy & Library Instruction

Information Literacy

Information about the library's Information Literacy program is on the Information Literacy page.

Library Instruction

In fall of 2003, the library began a systematic approach to teaching information literacy and library skills in order to teach all students the basics of how to conduct academic research. While the goal is to embed most essential research instruction within two required English classes and one required discipline-specific class, there will be classes that will benefit from additional instruction or consultation.

CCL librarians are available to lead research workshops/instruction sessions for your students in the library Freeman Room or in your classroom. You may want us to focus on discipline specific search strategies, locating specific types of materials (book reviews, microforms) or you may feel that your students need a refresher course on the basics of keyword vs. subject heading searching or how to choose appropriate databases to search.

Please contact your program's liaison librarian for more information about scheduling a class.

Interlibrary Loan

The Library will borrow items and get copies of journal articles for you from other libraries if they are not available from CCL.  There is no cost for this service. Please see the ILL page to make requests.  Watch our how-to video to learn about the three ways to place ILL requests.

Contact the Library Interlibrary Loan Office by email or phone (919-760-8446) with any questions.

Liaison Librarian Program

Every academic program on campus has a designated liaison librarian who supports that program's research and instruction needs.  Liaison librarians can be a point of contact for faculty on any library-related question or request.

Liaison Librarians by Program

Linking from Brightspace

It is relatively straightforward to link your students to library content (such as e-books, journal articles, and streaming videos) from your Brightspace course pages.  But you need to use "persistent links" to ensure that your students can access the content any time, from on or off campus.

See our Guide for Linking from Brightspace for instructions on how to find and copy persistent links for our most popular library databases.

Purchase Request

Use the Purchase Request form to request that the library purchase an item for the library collection.

Please check the library catalog before requesting to confirm the item is not available from the library.