Course Readings/Reserves

Students can find items you have placed on reserve in the library for your class by selecting your name from the “Instructor” dropdown menu.

To place materials on reserve for students please fill out our Library Reserves Form. If you have questions, please see our Library Reserves Instructions or email us at reserves@saic.edu. For questions relating to copyright and posting licensed content check out the following resources:

Posting copyrighted or licensed resources: When it is necessary to obtain permission to post copyrighted material to your course page, Flaxman Library staff offer to request the permission and to pay reasonable fees from the library budget. Please email the citations only to reserves@saic.edu.

ARL Code of Best Practices in Fair Use

Posting Licensed or Copyrighted Resources on SAIC Course Pages

Most of our agreements for licensed resources allow and support direct linking to content within protected course pages.  To create a stable link, find the persistent URL, permalink, or document identifier (DOI) for the article, e-book section, or streaming video that you have chosen. For example: http://silf.alexanderstreet.com/View/1827190/

To make the link accessible from off-campus, add our proxy server prefix [ http://proxy.artic.edu/login?url= ] to the front of the URL so that the above example becomes:

http://proxy.artic.edu/login?url=http://silf.alexanderstreet.com/View/1827190/

A few licensed resources do not allow or do not support stable linking. In these cases you may have to provide a citation or other instructions in Canvas. Please contact the Flaxman Library (flaxman@saic.edu) with questions or for help.

For further information on posting licensed or copyrighted resources, please see our “Posting to SAIC Course Pages” page on the Academic Integrity web page.

Classroom Instruction

Schedule a time for your class to meet with a librarian. For general library research sessions email flaxman@saic.edu, call 312.899.5096 or stop by.

For Special Collections/Joan Flasch Artists' Book Collection email jfabc@saic.edu, call 312.899.7486 or stop by. Check out more information about access here.

For assistance with ARTstor, to request digital art images, and other resources to show images in the classroom contact Digital Collections, email vrc@saic.edu or call 312.899.5101.

Information Literacy

Information Literacy is defined by the Association of American Colleges & Universities (AACU) as, "the ability to know when there is a need for information, to be able to identify, locate, evaluate, and effectively and responsibly use and share that information for the problem at hand."

See our guide for incorporating library materials and information literacy ideas into your course and its assignments: Information Literacy at SAIC

Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary loan services are available to SAIC students enrolled in degree programs, SAIC faculty, and SAIC staff.

Request a book from I-Share

  • Login to I-Share using the barcode number on the BACK of your ID and your last name
  • Usually takes 3-5 days; you will receive an email when it arrives

Request a book/media not located in I-Share

  • Fill out the interlibrary loan form
  • Usually takes 1-2 weeks; you will receive an email or phone call when it arrives

Request an article not owned by Flaxman Library

  • Fill out the article request form
  • Usually takes 2-5 days; you will receive an email when it arrives

Film/DVD Reservation Information

One Week Advance Notice for Film and Video
Four Weeks Advance Notice for Rental

Film/Video Reservation Form 
Film/Video Reservations and Rental Instructions

Suggest New Titles

Please let us know what you think we should purchase for Flaxman Library collections. Simply fill out our Suggest a New Purchase form and click the submit button. Thank you in advance for your suggestion.