Faculty & Staff Services

We can save you time, enliven your courses with academic content (books, databases, journal articles, streaming audio and video, etc.), improve your students' research skills, and help you in your scholarly pursuits in many ways. 

Contact a subject librarian

Librarian subject specialists are your point of contact to the library and its services. Schedule an instruction session, request a course guide, consult about finding elusive sources or data, request new resources.

Place readings on Course Reserves

The course reserves service offers faculty the opportunity to make books, articles, and other items available to students. | Reserve procedures for faculty | UST Copyright website

Schedule a library instruction session for your course

We welcome the opportunity to work with you and your students to make their library research for your course efficient and effective.  More about library instruction | Schedule a session.

Embed library content into Blackboard or Canvas

The UST Libraries subscribe to thousands of unique journals, streaming videos, and streaming audio online and hundreds of databases for use in teaching and research. We encourage you to place direct links to these resources within Blackboard (Blackboard: Integrating Library Resources) or Canvas (Canvas: Integrating Library Resources) and on web pages:

  • Easy access for students to exactly what faculty want them to use
  • Fewer copyright concerns - the link is to something for which we've already paid
  • Linking generates usage statistics - so that we do not cancel highly used materials

Browse academic journals on your tablet

BrowZine is a platform available online and as a mobile app for IOS and Android tablets, allowing you to browse, read and monitor  content from the library’s academic journals just as you would any other ejournal.

Research Data Services

Get assistance finding data sets for your research, managing your own data, and complying with funders' Data Management Planning and Open Access requirements. See our Research Data Services page.

Keep current using alerting services

Get relevant articles pushed to you: many of our databases can send users alerts to new content via email or RSS feeds. 

Borrowing privileges & policies

Book and Music Score Loan Period: 120 Days Maximum Items: Unlimited | Renewals: 1

Media (DVD and VHS) Loan Period: 7 Days | Maximum Items: 15

Audio Recording Loan Period: 7 Days | Maximum Items: 15

Interlibrary Loan: Varies

Kindles: 3 Weeks: 3 Days

Faculty and Staff members on the St. Paul campus can now opt to have books requested from CLICnet or Interlibrary Loan delivered to their on-campus mailbox. To participate, fill out this form first, then select OSF as your pickup location when making requests.

Faculty can designate a proxy under the following conditions:

  • Your designated proxy must be another member of the UST community.
  • Proxy Form must be completed and have your signature, the name of your proxy, and a photocopy of your ID and the ID of your proxy.
  • The proxy completes transactions in your name.
  • Checkout of library materials and other library transactions will be on your account and you will be responsible for any and all unreturned library materials.
  • The proxy is in charge of keeping the form.  If there is any reason you wish to withdraw this authorization, it is your responsibility to rescind the form.

Note: Student and staff patrons are not allowed to designate a proxy. Spouses, friends, or other proxy borrowers are not allowed to check out materials for someone else; only faculty have this privilege.

For faculty members who want to delegate the requesting of interlibrary loan items to research assistants or departmental support personnel, please fill out and submit this webform. For more information on this service, read our ‌Proxy Account Policy (PDF).