For Faculty

Information on this page is impacted by necessary changes as a result of COVID-19 disruptions. For accurate, up-to-date answers to these questions, please visit our Library Updates & Resources Page.

Course Readings/Reserves

Academic Year 2020-21:  In order to ensure access to all students, including those who are unable to be on campus, we recommend faculty provide all course reserve materials to students digitally via Canvas. Since we will not be offering physical course reserves in the same way this fall, you can use the methods on the Getting Course Materials section of the For Faculty Updates page here. Feel free to email any course reserves questions to

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


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, we recommend following the instructions on our Linking to Library Resources & Databases guide. Please note: if you were using links with the EZproxy prefix ( they will need to be updated. 

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 ( 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 fill out this form and a librarian will tailor a session to your syllabus, or email us at for options.

For Joan Flasch Artists' Book Collection + Archives email, 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 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 your ARTIC login
  • 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

Film/DVD Reservation Information

Find films, DVDs, or streaming video to use in your classroom at Flaxman's Find Movies guide.

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

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.