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Faculty/Staff Resources

Faculty/Staff Resources

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 Terry Newbury at 623 935 8196, .

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 Nikol Price, our Collection Development Librarian, at 623 935 8087 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

Please contact Terry Meyer for summer instruction requests. or 623-935-8072 

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

Summer 2021 Library Handout