UNM Los Alamos

Services for Faculty

Services for Faculty

Course Reserves | Class Library Visits | Information Literacy Instruction | Interlibrary Loan | Recommending Resources | Copyright

Faculty Library Guide

Library Renovation

The Library will be undergoing a significant renovation during the 2021 Spring Semester. The Library will be temporarily located downstairs in Building 7 during the renovation.

Services during the renovation:

  • Open hours: Mondays & Tuesdays, 10 am to 2 pm
  • Zoom help sessions: Tuesdays and Thursdays: 11 am to 1 pm
  • Email assistance: ulalib@unm.edu
  • Access to computers and printers
  • Access to copy machine
  • Access to study spaces
  • Interlibrary Loan*
  • Course reserves
  • Information Literacy Instruction

*Please note:  the library collection will not be accessible during the renovation. For materials that are not available online, please make requests through interlibrary loan.

Course Reserves

  • You may place up to 10 items per course on reserve.
  • During the library renovation, resources will be limited to personal copies and items that we can retrieve from the collection prior to the start of construction.
  • Access to physical reserve items will be limited to library open hours during the spring 2021 semester.
  • Please fill out and submit a Reserve Request Form.
  • Specify desired loan status for reserve materials as Library Use Only, Two-Day Checkout, or One-Week Checkout.
  • Allow 24 hours for library staff to prepare materials for circulation before sending students to the library to use them.
  • Please do not tell students that items are on reserve until you have actually placed them on reserve.
  • Electronic reserves are available for online courses. Please contact library staff at ulalib@unm.edu for options.
  • For more information contact Joe Matthews at 662-0343.

Class Library Visits

Scavenger Hunt Tours

  • Library staff will design an interactive virtual Scavenger Hunt to introduce students to online library resources.
  • Please contact the library at least one week in advance to request a virtual Scavenger Hunt activity.

Assignments necessitating the use of online library resources.

  • We will design resource and search guides customized to the assignment.
  • We will work cooperatively with you in assisting students in using online library materials.
  • Contact us at least two weeks in advance to request a resource guide or session.
  • Please provide us with  the written assignment at least two weeks in advance.

Information Literacy Instruction Menu

You are welcome and encouraged to request synchronous or asynchronous online information literacy instruction for any of your courses.  You may choose one or more of the following options. Please contact Dennis Davies-Wilson at 661-4685 to schedule sessions or request assistance.

  • Customized online instruction sessions.
  • Customized self-guided virtual library scavenger hunts.
  • Customized resource guides.
  • Customized self-guided course-related assignments necessitating use of online library resources.
  • Information literacy fundamentals videos and database guides


Interlibrary Loan

  • You may request materials through interlibrary loan any time during the year.
  • For more information please access the ILL page.

Recommending Resources

  • You may recommend resources (including periodicals and online resources) to be added to the library's collection at anytime.
  • Please submit recommendations using the online form.
  • Please note: we will not be ordering new materials for the collection during the renovation period.

Copyright and Fair Use

Copyright Law is complicated and vague in terms of what is considered "fair use." The links below contain very helpful information.