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Faculty & staff services

Ask the Library to set your library card to "faculty" or "staff".

Employee Laptop

Borrow a YC laptop until the end of the semester. Access to the YC VPN is preconfigured.

  • For short-term use by YC staff, faculty, volunteers, or affiliates working on YC projects.
  • Only department deans and directors can request a laptop for their employees or volunteers.
  • Employees must have access to the YC VPN. Request VPN access through Access Management.
  • Employees must have a library card.
  • Can be renewed for more time by the department dean or director.
  • If you are faculty, adjunct faculty, or full-time staff, use the "Employee desktop, laptop, or tablet request form" over at ITS.

These department dean and directors are authorized to use the form below. (updated 5/7/24)
  • Lisa Rhine
  • Janet Nix
  • Tyran Payne
  • Clint Ewell
  • Patrick Burns
  • James Crockett
  • Frank D'Angelo
  • Ryan Gray
  • Tom Hughes
  • Ed Lacasse
  • David Laurence
  • Neil McComsey
  • Michael Merica
  • Duane Ransom
  • Doug Berry
  • Perry Baker
  • Patricia Berlowe
  • Thatcher Bohrman
  • Michael Byrnes
  • Irina DelGenio
  • Joan Fisher
  • Stacey Hilton
  • Dean Holbrook 
  • Jerald Monahan
  • Billie Norris
  • Tara O'Neill
  • Karen Palmer
  • Craig Ralston
  • Bryan Robertson
  • Linda Shook
  • Leslie Sparkman
  • Victoria Sweet
  • Gregory Tomsho
  • Rodney Jenkins
  • Monica Belknap
  • Raymond Ceo
  • Tim Diesch
  • Diana Dowling
  • Lauri Dreher
  • Robb Ferguson
  • Richard Hernandez
  • Jeni Johnson
  • Aimee Novak
  • Meghan Paquette
  • Nathaniel Patterson
  • Wendy Present
  • Lisa Raygoza
  • Andrea Riffel
  • Kelsey Rumsey
  • Tyler Rumsey
  • Heather Scott
  • Tania Sheldahl
  • Janice Soutee
  • Mary Talosi
  • Michael Tenette
  • Alison Whiting
  • Marylou Mercado
  • Alexander Barber
  • Max Bledsoe
  • Robert Borker
  • Barbara Durham
  • Jason Ebersole
  • Ruth Ellen Elinski
  • Steven Hoover
  • Karen Jones
  • Craig Lefever
  • Alexander Lewis
  • Carl Miller
  • Matthew Mintzmyer
  • John Morgan
  • Heather Mulcaire
  • Ashley Picard
  • Michael Pierce
  • Vincent Redgrave
  • Tracy Rogers
  • Paula Tomitz
  • Marnee Zazueta

Request a laptop (YC login required)

Extended due dates

For YC Library owned materials, you can request the due date be extended to the end of the semester.

 Request a purchase

Request a purchase

We encourage faculty requests for material to support your class.

The Library has a budget to purchase supplemental materials (not textbooks) that support each curriculum area and support cultural enrichment. Library selectors choose books, films, music, and journals that are purchased and added to the collection.

Canvas teaching tools

Interactive tutorials help students learn to use CQ Researcher, ProQuest, and Sirs.

CQ Researcher



More tutorials on how to research
Improve your research skills

Pre- and post-quiz for Avoiding Plagiarism
Download the 2 files and follow the steps.
Plagiarism Pre-assessment quiz
Plagiarism Post-assessment quiz

  1. Go to your Canvas Course.
  2. Go to course Settings, and choose “Import content into this course” from the buttons on the right side.
  3. Choose “Canvas course export package” from the “Content Type” drop-down.
  4. Click the “Choose File”/”Browse” button and navigate to find the .zip file you want.
  5. Choose “Select specific content” and click the blue Import button.
  6. You will see the “Select Content” button appear after a short period - click it.
  7. Then click the black triangle next to “Quizzes”, choose the materials you want to use, then click “Select Content”.
  8. After it runs this job, you will find them in the Quizzes area of your course, ready to deploy.

You can place a link in Canvas so students can go directly to an article in the library databases. If they are off-campus, they are prompted to log in.

Most of our article databases already have the proxy as part of the URL. Exception: some links in JSTOR.

Database URL to use Example URL
American Chemical Society copy URL https://doi-org.proxy.yc.edu/10.1021/acs.chemrestox.0c00411
CQ Researcher use Document URL
(at bottom of article)
EBSCO use  Permalink https://search-ebscohost-com.proxy.yc.edu/login.aspx?direct=true&db=ulh&AN=140326826&site=ehost-live&scope=site
Encyclopedia Britannica copy URL https://academic-eb-com.proxy.yc.edu/levels/collegiate/article/sloth/68223
Gale use Get Link https://link.gale.com/apps/portal/00000000LVY5/OVIC?u=yava&sid=OVIC&xid=0c182b87
JSTOR use  Stable URL, preferable with proxy.yc.edu



(this URL needs Proxy, see below) https://www.jstor.org/stable/24778550

Ovid copy URL



use Cite


ValueLine copy URL



Just paste this proxy prefix before any URL that links to an article in a library database.




An interactive skill-builder for using library resources.

Copy and paste this link in your Canvas module. Students can email a certificate of completion to the instructor.


Course reserves

Place class materials on the Reserves shelf at the library. Ex. personal copy of a course textbook, library books, DVDs, etc.

Verde Valley

Roy Sandoval

Request Distribution
of Materials

Distribute materials

The Library will distribute course materials to students. Please provide a list of names.

Group tours

We will give your students a 20-minute tour of the Library and services.

Request Homework

Homework dropoff

Students can drop off their homework at the Library.

Library instruction

Library instruction

For many students, this is their first time inside a library and/or writing a research paper.

Put a friendly face to the library and introduce your students to the library's resources.

Librarians will teach your students how to search databases, choose a topic, and where to go for research help.


OER (Open Educational Resources)

Find Open Educational Resources for your courses.

Request a purchase

We encourage faculty requests for material to support your class.

The Library has a budget to purchase supplemental materials (not textbooks) that support each curriculum area and support cultural enrichment. Library selectors choose books, films, music, and journals that are purchased and added to the collection.

  Request a purchase

Virtual reality

Learn how to create collaborative VR experiences for your students through the Library.

  • Instructor account creation
  • Training on VR classroom management skills
  • Reserve the headsets for your immersive activity
  • Weekly skills-building workshops are available

At present, we are only accepting requests from faculty. We look forward to training staff at a later date.

VictoryXR Virtual Reality For Faculty