Copyright and Fair Use in Teaching
Do you need to make your personal copies (books, articles, CDs and DVDs) or library owned circulating materials available for students to use in the library? Fill out the Course Reserves form download here and bring it with your item to the Circulation desk. See the Library’s Policies page for further information on Course Reserves.
How to Schedule a Room/Space
You can schedule library spaces using 25Live. Our labs/classroom spaces are not reservable more than a week in advance, but our meeting rooms can be scheduled any time. Please refer to the library hours to make sure the library is open during the time requested.
While Mason Library contains and provides access to a wide array of resources to support faculty scholarship, sometimes we need to borrow materials from another library. Fill out the Interlibrary Loan request form and we will do our best to get you what you need. For information on how to make a request either check the FAQ: How do I make an Interlibrary Loan request or contact the Interlibrary Loan office by phone (603-358-2715) or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Library Research Instruction & Information Literacy Services
As Information Literacy experts, the library faculty provide research help and incorporate information literacy curriculum into courses in a variety of ways. Visit the portal for Research & Writing Services for information.
Open Educational Resources
Open Educational Resources (OERs) are any type of educational materials that are in the public domain or introduced with an open license. The nature of these open materials means that anyone can legally and freely copy, use, adapt and re-share them. OERs range from textbooks to curricula, syllabi, lecture notes, assignments, tests, projects, audio, video and animation. (UNESCO)
Using OER in even just one course, or part of your course, can lead to incredible cost savings for your students. It also leads to greater academic freedom because you can edit and add your content to suit your needs along with the needs of your students. In fact, you can design activities that encourage students to contribute to OER which empowers them to contribute to the knowledge commons. If you are looking for help with adopting OER materials for your course, finding OER materials, or even creating your own OER, visit our OER Libguide and contact Irene McGarrity (email@example.com) or Jenny Darrow (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Suggest a Book (or Other Media) for Purchase
Overall responsibility for the selection, development, and maintenance of the collection rests with the library faculty, who are familiar with appropriate selection tools and the specific informational needs of library users.