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Faculty/Staff Resources

Faculty/Staff Resources


Open Education Resources

The MCCCD Library Resources page for Open Education Resources can be located here at no additional cost.

Electronic Resources and Services

The Library purchases subscriptions to several databases that contain magazine, journal and newspaper articles along with full-text books and images. Access to thousands of streaming/online videos is also available. These databases can be accessed from anywhere on campus. They can also be accessed remotely from the Library website as long as you have MEID and password (the same one used for Canvas and We also provide a 24 hour/7 day a week chat service called Ask a Librarian. You can use this service or recommend it to your students for help using the Library's resources, finding information, and finding the best sources.

Most of the electronic resources licensed by the Library can be easily incorporated into Canvas and websites you create for your students.  Refer to Creating Persistent Links to Library Resources for more information.


The Library has a reserve area behind the desk. You can place materials that the Estrella Library owns or materials that you personally own on reserve. When you do this, you decide if students can check these materials out for three hours, overnight, three days or one week.

If you would like to place something on reserve, please fill out and print a reserve item request form and submit it with your items at the Library Desk or contact Andrew Silva, .

Requesting Materials

You can ask the Library to order any materials (books, magazines, journals, streaming video, DVDs, CDs) you need as resources for your classes. We love it when faculty request materials because then we know that we are supporting your curriculum and that we will have what your students need to succeed. For information on how we decide which items to purchase, please review Collection Development Guidelines.

To request materials, please complete our online Suggest an Item for Purchase form or contact Elisabeth Rodriguez, our Collection Development Librarian, at 623 935 8891 or by email at

Sabbatical Proposals

The Library maintains copy of previous sabbatical proposals.  You can search the list of proposals online and then borrow any of interest at the Library Desk.


Nearly every form of tangible expression (books, drawings, software, etc.) is subject to some sort of copyright protection. The Legal Department of the Maricopa Community Colleges provides the website Intellectual Property that offers legal and District-wide guidelines on copyright protection, including direction on when (under the Fair Use Doctrine) copyrighted materials may be duplicated.

Library Instruction

If you have a research assignment, you can request that a Librarian visit your class to talk about the resources we have that are relevant to your assignment. We will work with you to create a session tailored to the specific needs of your assignment. Library sessions can be tailored to any discipline.

General Guidelines:

  • It is recommended that library visits not take place during the first or last week of class.
  • Library visits occur during the hours the library is open.
  • Library visits must be tied to a course assignment.
  • In order to better prepare for your session, please request instruction at least one week in advance so we can better serve you and your students.
  • The class instructor or substitute will need to remain with the class for the duration of the library visit.
  • The library may limit the total number of instruction sessions per course section. 

Library visits are most effective when:

a.) The instruction is tailored to an assignment, making the instruction more relevant to student need.

b.) The instruction and assignment due date are aligned. Students have an immediate research need and are more engaged.

To request instruction or for additional information, please contact the library at 623-935-8191, during business hours

To view our online instructional resources, access our online guides and library research video tutorials!

Library Handout