Marymount California University Library

Faculty Services

Course Reserves

Course ReservesFaculty may place library and personal  materials on reserve for students.  In order to provide maximum access, all such materials are for use in the library only and for a two-hour loan period.  

To have an item placed on reserve (library-owned or personal) faculty must complete and submit a Reserve Request Form to the library.

Students will be able to see items that are available on reserve for your classes by going to the Course Reserve page of the Library's catalog.

Media Collection

VideosA collection of over 1000 educational, documentary and entertainment videos is available for curricular use. Faculty can borrow videos for two days. Students who need to make-up missed class work or complete an assignment can borrow videos with written permission from the instructor. The Library also subscribes to several databases offering streaming video content, including Films on Demand and Counseling and Therapy in Video, that may be viewed online and integrated into course webpages in My.Marymountpv.

Library Instruction & Information Literacy

Information Literacy

The Library's commitment to Information Literacy, which fosters lifelong skills for academic and personal information seeking, is a central feature of our mission statement and department goals. The Library's student learning outcomes codify specific cognitive, behavioral and affective outcomes that gives direction to all of our instructional efforts. These outcomes are congruent with the Association of College and Research Libraries "Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education," a set of nationally recognized standards.

The Library offers a wide variety of instructional services to support classroom teaching and student success. These services include the credit-bearing course ID230: Information Literacy and hands-on workshops covering the following topics:

  • Research Strategies
  • Using the Physical Library Collection
  • Locating Journal and Newspaper Articles
  • Using the Internet Effectively
  • Determining Scholarly vs. Popular Sources
  • Citing Sources
  • Discipline Specific Research

Librarians will collaborate with you to design an instructional session that meets your students' needs. We encourage tying library instruction to specific course assignments as this typically leads to better student engagement and learning.

To request an instructional session with a librarian, please send an email to the Library.

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Collection Development - Purchase Requests

Faculty are encouraged to make recommendations for library acquisitions to support student or professional research. To make the best use of our limited resources, librarians will consider how the request will support the needs of the curriculum, assess materials currently owned on the subject and review the overall cost of the item.  Requests can be made by emailing us at  

Integrating Material into Online Course Pages

You can Integrate many library resources such as streaming video, e-books, and journal articles directly into your course webpages in My.Marymount. For instructions on how to embed or link to library resources, see this guide. If you need any assistance, please contact the Library.

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