Library Services for Faculty

Library Acquisitions Procedures

Library acquisitions is a complex process in the academic publishing industry. SLC Libraries expends college funds through provincially and nationally negotiated consortial licenses to keep expenses sustainable. This page is intended to simplify the process so that faculty can better understand the selection and purchasing process. The library is a partner with the Academic Schools and values the recommendations and subject expertise of faculty. 

Note that all purchase requests are evaluated using established industry selection criteria and professional expertise; significant expenses will only be considered in partnership with the academic school and per college budgetary cycles.

Steps for requesting journals, books, and video are outlined on this page. For general inquiries or further assistance, contact the Library Team


Library staff review booklists posted on We make every effort to add items already owned by the library to reserves. We also try to purchase items the library does not own. Due to copyright and budgets, we are not always able to purchase every book on the booklists. 


Course Reserves (Short-term Loan) Request Form (Online Form) 

Faculty can also use the Course Reserves (Short-term Loan) Request Form (Online Form) to add print library books to the reserve collection. Faculty may also loan their own materials for use during the semester. Contact the library at to find out more about adding items to reserve.

The Library Team offers a variety of services to support student learning and faculty including:

  • Online and in-person classroom visits to orient students to the library
  • Online and in-class workshops and presentations tailored to course assignments
  • Preparation of how-to-guides and customized research help tools to support specific course assignments or learning outcomes
  • Personalized appointment service with a qualified Library Technician (available to all SLC students and faculty)

Use the  Class Visit/Library Workshop Request Form (Faculty Use) to request a classroom visit.

If you or your students need help using and finding library resources, book an appointment with us.

If you are doing your own research and need help finding resources, the library can help. Email to find out how we can help with your research needs.

The library also has a guide on using the free citation management tool Zotero. If you need help using Zotero, email us at or book an appointment with us.

Selected Open Access Resources in Nursing

The eCampus Ontario "Open at Scale Nursing OER" project completed an environmental scan and review of Open Educational Resources and/or potential resources for open adoption. These reviewed resources are categorized by CNO competencies.

For more services the library provides faculty, visit our Faculty Services page.

Finding Evidence-based Information for Nursing and Health Sciences Students

An information literacy course created by 14 Ontario College libraries is now available. 

Finding Evidence-Based Information for Health Sciences Students (eCampus Ontario)

Finding Evidence-based Information for Health Sciences Students

There are also modules on the learning portal specific to research in the health sciences. 

Finding Evidence-based Information for Health Sciences Students (Learning Portal)