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Place Readings on Reserve

You can provide equitable access to assigned readings by placing them on physical or electronic course reserves for the duration of one academic term. To access the course reserves form and instructions, visit Course Reserves.


Open Educational Resources (OER)

Open Educational Resources (OER) are educational, digital resources (e.g., textbooks, lesson plans, videos, software) that are shared with an open license that clearly permits that they are free to use and adapt. Sometimes OER are made available in print for a small fee.

Learn how you can tip the scales in favor of student learning.

Visit the OER guide


Creative Commons Licenses


Open Access

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Request Library Instruction

What do your students need to know?

Students often don't realize that librarians can help them develop research skills, or are hesitant to ask when they need help. Even students who have visited the library or conducted research before can still improve their skills and learn new strategies.

Our librarians teach in-class sessions, schedule one-on-one research appointments, and create online research guides to connect students with needed skills and resources. We aim to be approachable and knowledgeable guides for your students, helping to make a vast information landscape more manageable.

What do you need to know?

Instruction at Armacost Library is based on our teaching philosophy and information literacy competencies. We will work with you to design instruction sessions that support your assignments and learning goals.

Contact your librarian to schedule an instruction session.

Want to see some examples?

We recognize exceptional faculty-librarian instruction collaborations through the annual IL Faculty Showcase, and exemplary student research through the Armacost Library Undergraduate Research Award (ALURA). View award-winning submissions here.


Cultivate Your Students' Scholarship


Recognize your students' outstanding work by recommending them for the Armacost Library Undergraduate Research Award (ALURA),  given annually to an undergraduate researcher.

Capstone Scholarship

The Armacost Library accepts culminating student projects, including Honors Papers, Masters Theses, and Doctoral Dissertations for addition to our collection. 

Scholarship is also shared through the Institutional Scholarly Publication and Information Repository at InSPIRe@Redlands.


Hunsaker Teaching Program and Collection

The Virginia C. Hunsaker endowment supports a full series of events each semester. Faculty from across the University come together to discuss pedagogical issues at lunches, dinners and workshops. For more information, watch for email announcements or contact Karen Derris

The Hunsaker Teaching Room is located on the second floor of Armacost Library and open during regular library hours. It houses a collection of material dedicated to teaching. You may search this collection by entering your search terms then limiting results by the relevant Library Location

Beyond Armacost

Take advantage of our consortial partnerships by learning more about interlibrary loan and the faculty borrowing program at Beyond Armacost