Services for faculty + staff

The library offers a wide range of teaching and learning services for faculty and staff, including library orientation and instruction, placing items in Closed Reserves, copyright compliance support and research help.

We welcome recommendations to develop our collections and place a priority on acquiring library materials for teaching and research.

Library orientation + instruction

Library staff regularly offer tours and information literacy workshops on requested topics.

If you would like library staff to visit your studio, classroom or would like to bring a group to the library, contact

Placing items in Closed Reserves

To ensure student access to high demand print items and suggested readings, consider putting copies in the library Closed Reserves.

Drop by the library to place items in Closed Reserves. Please allow at least 3 days to complete your request. Contact the Library for more information.

Copyright compliance

Not sure if you are in compliance with copyright and fair dealing guidelines?

ACAD Fair Dealing Guidelines ensure you are complying with Canada’s Copyright laws. Learn more about Creative Commons designations and check out the Copyright FAQs.

For more information, contact

Request library materials for teaching and research

Help us grow our collection and fulfill your teaching and research needs.

Priority for new acquisitions is given to requests which support teaching and research in the classroom and studio. Send requests to

Research help 

Library staff is available for quick reference questions, but also for more specific one-on-one research help. Ask at the front desk or contact the library.

For writing help, make an appointment with the Writing Centre, or visit the library during Drop-In Tutoring hours. For other academic services, check out Academic Support