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Online Services Available During University Libraries Building Closure

Resources for faculty and staff during COVID-19

Listed below are essential online library services and resources to help faculty and staff with alternative instruction and research during the campus closure.

Course and research materials

Use the Libraries' One Search to find materials, including: 

  • Books (electronic and print)
  • Articles
  • Music, videos, DVDs, and scores
  • Maps, archival, and digital collections
  • Government documents 
  • Journals, magazines, and newspapers (electronic and print)

Library instruction

  • Request that a librarian meet with your class via Zoom to help students create a plan for their course projects, find research materials, and evaluate information for relevance. 
  • Each session will be also recorded and made available to the instructor.
  • Faculty wishing to amend or reschedule already booked instruction should contact Carol Leibiger, Information Literacy Coordinator (c.leibiger@usd.edu)

Request it

Requests for physical materials (print books, DVDs, etc.) and scans from our print collection can be made via the ILLiad interlibrary loan system. Items will be mailed via the U.S. Postal Service. Before submitting requests please confirm your correct mailing address under "Change User Information" in ILLiadWhen filling out the request form please put “library material” in the Notes field to help differentiate from non-USD library materials. See this section for more informationIf you have any questions about getting materials from the USD libraries, please contact circ@usd.edu

  • Request electronically available items through ILLiad interlibrary loan.
  • Some library owned DVDs may be streamable for your course. Contact ill@usd.edu with the title of the DVD and your course name and number.
    • A DVD streaming request will be evaluated on the basis of: (1) the proposed use meets the criteria of “Fair Use” as evaluated by University Libraries faculty/staff, or (2) evidence that documents that the rights holder (often the publisher) has given permission for the proposed use of the materials. The specific treatment of acceptable materials depends upon the format, amount, proposed use, and copyright status of the materials.
    • If the copying of the DVD is determined as “Fair Use’ or permission has been granted by the rights holder, you will receive the link via email to the streamed content which must be placed in D2L.

Suggest a purchase

Do you need an e-book or e-resource for your teaching or research? Please let your subject librarian know and we will investigate whether we can add this to our collections.

Online course reserves

Library course guides

Use our library course and subject guides — which have recommended resources for a class, relevant online tutorials, and contact information for librarians. Contact your subject librarian to work with you to customize content.

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