Course materials & support for teaching

Faculty and instructors may:

More information about library services for faculty relating to course materials

Course reserves (readings & media)

Faculty and instructors may request items be placed on reserve for a course via our online form, linked below; syllabi cannot be accepted in lieu of the form. 

Request a Print or Media Item Be Placed On Reserve

Also, faculty and instructors may request required films be made available via streaming media for their courses, and request library-owned media for screening in the classroom or in Wells Library screening rooms. 

Online Streaming Reserves Request Form (Faculty & Instructors Only)

Instructional materials

Class handouts and activities introduce concepts and processes central to scholarly research and information use. Instructional activities facilitate critical use of research tools and information. Also, Teaching & Learning librarians are available to consult with departments or individual faculty, instructors, and librarians to discuss the integration of research knowledge and informed literacy into courses and assignments. Request an Instructional Consultation

Course-specific research guides

Course Guides provide instructional materials about the research process and connect students with relevant library resources and services. A librarian will work with you to create a guide that corresponds to your class's learning objectives and assignments. Faculty and instructors may contact Teaching & Learning to request a course guide be created for their class.

Course Reserve Locations

IUCAT Folder Transfer Feature

IUCAT Folders lets you save and organize your search results and refer back to them later.

Remember that IUCAT folders can already be shared with anyone at any time by changing the visibility through the folder edit feature and then sharing the URL. This allows people to view and cite items in the folder but not add or delete them.

Now, you can transfer ownership of one or all of your folders to another IU Libraries user. The new folder owner can then modify the folders of library materials while also sharing it with other users.

What can you use the new folder transfer feature for?

  • To share a list of course materials with a colleague who is teaching a new class.
  • To share a folder of related resources on a specific topic of project with other professional staff or students. This might be a librarian collecting sources on a research project or a student group president who is graduating and sharing a reading list with the new president.
  • To share whatever materials you store in folders if you leave IU.