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Resources and services for faculty - provided by Marshall University Libraries


MU Libraries have made a few changes to Partners and Research Consultations!

  • Visit to see our new Partners list.  MU Libraries has reorganized the Partners program in hopes this change will make for more effective and efficient communication. The reorganization has matched a team of librarians to specific colleges or programs, instead of one librarian to one specific department. We hope that having a team of librarians will serve your college/department better. 


  • Research consultations are no longer scheduled through the Writing Center page. Please visit here to see our new scheduler. We used the new scheduling system in the fall 2019 semester and believe it provides more transparency and availability. Please remember to make appropriate changes to your syllabi and assignment documents as you cannot schedule appointments with librarians through the Writing Center scheduler any longer.

Our e-books collection is growing!


Marshall University Libraries has added hundreds of e-books to the collection.  For more information, take a look at our e-books guide.  

Library partners

Faculty Library Policies

What are the library privileges for Faculty?

General Items

  • Paper Books - 1 year (part-time faculty - entire semester)
  • Reference Books - 24 hours
  • Paper Journals - in-library use only
  • Bound Journals - 24 hours (Only Bound Journals circulate (to faculty only). Checkout period is one day - due by 10:30 pm on day following checkout. Bound journal fines are $1 per day)



  • CDs  - 7 days, extendable (total limit 6 per checkout)
  • DVDs - 7 days, extendable (total limit 6 per checkout)
  • Videos - 7 days, extendable (total limit 6 per checkout)
  • Microfilm/Microfiche, extendable - in-library only



  • Cameras - 7 days
  • Calculators - 7 days
  • CD Drives - 7 days
  • Laser Pointers - 7 days


Information Delivery Services (IDS)

  • Interlibrary Loan (ILL) - varies depending on the lending library
  • EZ-Borrow - The check-out period is 84 days (12 weeks) and cannot be renewed.

EZ-Borrow books are ordered online from other libraries and sent via UPS to Marshall University for your use. We are bound by the lending library loan periods and must also factor in the USPS 4th class book rate time-table when we return them to avoid overdues. EZ-Borrow book fines are $1 per day.


Other Circulation Services

  • Photocopying - yes
  • Scanning - yes
  • Reserves - yes



Please click here for a list of all borrowing privileges.


We also encourage you to speak to Angie Strait at 304-696-4356 or email our acquisitions team at  If funds are available, we will make every effort to obtain the resources you need to support your research and teaching.  You can also use the online purchase request form

Research and Instruction Librarian