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Faculty Services


Use the Instruction Request Form to request an in-person or online library orientation for your class, as well as class resources such as a Research Guide or embedded librarian. Please see our Library Instruction Info and Q&A Page for more information.


Faculty guides can be found in the Research Guides tab to the left, and then under the subject Faculty Services. These guides give directions and information about our resources and services, such as how to embed a librarian, download an eBook, resources for Natomas Center faculty, etc.


The short video tutorials on the Handouts & Tutorials page demonstrate how to use the library, conduct research and more. If you teach online (Canvas), consider adding links to these tutorials or embedding them in your course. You can use the Instruction Request Form to request specific tutorials for your class assignment (s). Please allow at least 2 weeks for the creation of customized instructional materials. You will also find online copies of handouts available in the library, and that are often used in orientations, on the Handouts & Tutorials page.

ARC Library Research Tutorials in Canvas

A set of 7 online modules (including MLA and APA basics!) that each take about 15-30 minutes to complete.  Students can get more informaiton and self enroll by clicking on the  Library Research Tutorials link on the Handouts & Tutorials page. You can ask your students to do just a few, or all the modules. Students can get certificates of completion for each module.  If you have any questions, please contact Sarah Lehmann - (916) 484-8463 



The librarians encourage collaboration with instructional faculty in developing the collection.  If you have a recommendation, suggestion, or would like to discuss collection issues with the library, please contact the liaison to your department



To put an item on reserve (e.g. your course textbook, videos, etc.) print and fill out the Reserves Form, and bring it with the reserve item to the Circulation Desk in the library. Please see our Reserve Materials: FAQs, Policies, Copyright page for more information.

For copyright questions not relating to print course reserves please refer to the ARC Instructional Technology Center. ARC Instructional Technology Center, Resources about Copyright Issues.