LIBRARY SERVICES FOR BRYANT FACULTY
Douglas and Judith Krupp Library
Explore the library via our web site at http://library.bryant.edu . Become familiar with the staff, our resources and library services available to you.If you would like a private tour of the library or need to know what we have in your respective areas please call the reference staff at ext. 6299 or stop by the reference desk.
Off Campus Access
The library is now using EZProxy for off campus authentication/access to library resources. Under this new system you will be prompted for your BRYANT email user name and password, not your name and library barcode .
The library subscribes to a substantial number of electronic resources - most are available from your office and from your home. Click on Articles and Databases from the library homepage to access them from on or off campus.
Full Text Journal Portal
If you need to know if we have full text access to a particular journal go to:
http://bryant.on.worldcat.org/atoztitles/search#journal or click on the link called Journals List on the Articles and Databases page.
Please note that access to current issues are sometimes "embargoed." Interlibrary loan is an option for those articles unavailable via our subscriptions.
The Douglas and Judith Krupp Library is a member of OCLC's WorldShare system which connects to the holdings of most of the world's libraries. Print books and journal articles can be easily requested or found through this Discovery Catalog .
(Check the library web site for holiday, summer and vacation hours.)
Sunday : 10 a.m. - 1:30 a.m.
Monday through Thursday: 7:30 a.m. - 1:30 a.m.
Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Research & Instruction Desk Hours
During the academic year:
Sunday: 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. (Research Assistant 10 p.m. - 1:30 a.m.)
Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m. - 10 p.m. (Research Assistant 10 p.m. - 1:30 a.m.)
Friday: 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Information Literacy & Library Research Instruction
The Research & Instruction librarians are here to teach students how to use library resources and how to find the information they need. Training sessions (Information Literacy & Bibliographic Instruction) are available by request. Consult with one of the above librarians for a library lecture that will be geared towards the subject needs of your class. Bibliographic instruction teaches students the tools and resources they need for their research, and equips them with basic library skills. We encourage you all to bring your classes in for a training session. Do not assume that they know how to use the library or that they know what resources are available on a particular subject. Please try to schedule 2 weeks in advance (Thank you!) Email Mackenzie Dunn ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) or or one of the above research ibrarians to arrange such a session.
The Librarians are currently working with many faculty on integrating specific library resources and library e-reserves into Blackboard course sites. If you wish to participate in this service please discuss with one of the above Research & Instruction librarians.
Subject Bibliographies/Guides In-house subject bibliographies/guides are prepared by the librarians and are available in many subject areas. All are available here on the library web site. The Librarians will compile a bibliography (at your request) to meet the research needs of your students and/or to complement a bibliographic instruction session. Please allow 2 weeks. You can also "partner" with a librarian in Blackboard , by emailing Laura Kohl or Mackenzie Dunn .
The librarians are available to assist you with your general research needs. Extensive research projects may require the services of a personal research assistant. It is best to discuss your research needs with Mackenzie Dunn or Laura Kohl to assess your needs and the ability of the library to support your research.
Open Education Resources (OER)
The library can assist faculty in efforts to discover, evaluate, and adopt Open Educational Resources in courses for students. Contact your library liaison to find out more about how the library can help.
Inter-Library Loan (ILL)
If you need a book that is not findable in the libray catalog or a journal article which we do not own you, submit your request (s) here - your Bryant ID is required. Allow about 2 weeks for delivery in most cases, although in-state items are sometimes more readily available. Some requests will be sent to you electronically. We can also tell you where and if the item is available locally. If you are requesting a thesis, every attempt will be made to get it at no charge. If this is not possible we can order it for you and recharge your department or we can send you a form so that you may order it directly. To check on the status of your requests, call 401-232-6125 or email ILL at: email@example.com .
CRIARL (Consortium of Rhode Island Academic and Research Libraries)
Full-time faculty on continuing appointment may request a CRIARL card from the Library Director's Office. This card allows admittance to CRIARL member libraries and on site borrowing privileges at these institutions (local lending rules apply). CRIARL cards must be renewed every two years. The CRIARL libraries are as follows:
* On site access requires 24 hour notice. Click here for Naval War College visitor information.
** On site access only. No borrowing.
Faculty are encouraged to participate in library material selection that supports the curriculum. Please submit all library material requests (journal subscriptions, e-resources and videos, books) to any librarian listed above or to the library director. We can not always accommodate all requests. To see if your book or video request has been ordered simply perform an author or title search in the library catalog or call Helen Matteson ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) at ext. 6295
Faculty may borrow Bryant circulating books for one year. Circulation notices (overdues, recalls, holds) will be emailed to you. Please remember that students and other members of the Bryant community are sometimes waiting to use material you have checked out. Also note the Bryant library does not impose fines - but some other libraries do! So you may be fined directly by a lending library if materials are not returned in time.
If you wish to print from library workstations you may do so by using your bryant email username and password.
Borrower Services processes all reserve materials. Students can access photocopied readings (journal articles, chapters from books) 24 hours per day via electronic reserves either on campus or off campus. Reserve items are accessible via the library catalog . Print copies of reserve materials are available on site in the library as well. The following is a list of guidelines for all materials being placed "ON RESERVE":
- Only required reading should be on reserve.
- Please write your name and course number on all photocopies and personal copies of books.
- All photocopies must be accompanied by a citation.
- All loose "answer key" chapters must be accompanied by a notebook. The notebook will be bar coded and subsequent chapters added to that notebook. Individual chapters from answer keys will not be barcoded. If answer keys are to be used only by your classes, please provide a class list with your material.
- A 24 hour notice is required for all materials added to the reserve data base. Please allow one week at the beginning of a semester.
- Copyright law compliance will be strictly followed. We cannot scan or copy entire texts. One chapter per book is usually OK.
- Space limitations in Borrower Services require we eliminate the storage of outdated or unused reserve materials. Your cooperation is appreciated.
Your reserve lists and electronic copies are searchable via the library catalog.
Please share your course syllabi with us either through Blackboard or in print. Course syllabi are often kept "On Reserve" so that we are better able to assist our students. We also use these syllabi for collection development purposes.
We would love for you to let us know what you have published as we would like to showcase and preserve your efforts in Bryant's institutional repository:
In some cases we are unable to add the full text of your publications but in others we can possibly add preprints and/or post prints. For more information please contact the Director of Library Services.
If you need any more information on library services please contact:
Director of Library Services
Douglas and Judith Krupp Library