Faqs :: Faculty

How can my students learn about using the Library?

The Librarians conduct research skills training classes upon request. Students can also get research assistance in person, by phone and through our Ask a Librarian service.

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How can I book a video/DVD to use in my classroom?

Search the catalogue by keyword or title to find out what video and DVD titles the Library owns. An advanced search, allows you to click on the Material Type drop down menu and select Videorecordings or DVDs. Video and DVD booking requests may be made in person, by telephone at 604-432-8370 or by email. Written requests can be forwarded to the Service Desk.

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How can I preview a video/DVD prior to purchase?

Contact Interlibrary Services in person at SE-14 room 208, by telephone at 604-432-8619, or by email. Viewing facilities are available in all three campus libraries.

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How can I find out more about copyright?

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Can I get help with applied research?

Yes, it is part of the Library's mandate to assist faculty and employees with their information needs. Contact the appropriate Librarian to find out more about research assistance.

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How do I get materials added to the Library collection?

Contact the Librarian responsible for your program or complete the online Title Suggestion form.

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How can I borrow items from another Library?

If the BCIT Library does not have access to a book or journal article that you need, you can use our Interlibrary Loan service. It takes anywhere from 3 days to 4 weeks to obtain materials depending upon availability.

Faculty at BCIT are eligible for a UBC Library card and/or SFU Library card free of charge. UBC cards are obtainable at the UBC Koerner Library Circulation Desk. You will need your BCIT ID card and one other piece of photo ID.

SFU cards can be obtained at any SFU branch library circulation/loans desk. You will need your BCIT ID card or pay slip as proof of employment at BCIT. The card is issued for one year and can be renewed.

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How can I put a book or article on Reserve for my class?

Items can be placed on Course Reserve for your class either in print or electronic format. For print materials, use the Reserve Material Request Form. For eReserves, use the Electronic Request Form [PDF]. You can also contact the Service Desk at 604-432-8370.

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How can I keep up to date with current research in my field?

You can set up email alerts for the Catalogue and several electronic article databases.

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