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Faculty Information: Home

A guide designed to show you what Bunch Library can do for you!

Welcome Faculty!

We welcome you to the Lila D. Bunch Library!  We are here to support you in your teaching and research by providing comprehensive collections of resources, instruction for your students, and other services to support and enhance your work.  Please feel free to ask questions and make suggestions.  And stop by the library - we'd love to meet you!

Library Liaisons

Each department is assigned a liaison librarian.  Your librarian can answer all of your questions regarding information literacy instruction for your students, ordering of library materials for the collection, and services that Bunch Library can provide for you.

Try this at home!

You can easily access the library's electronic resources when you are off-campus.  You will need to log in with your Belmont email credentials, but everything should work the same!  If you have any problems with this, feel free to contact us.

Course Reserves

Reserve items, both print and media, are kept at the Circulation Desk on the first floor of the library. 

To place items on reserve, please send an email to

For questions about reserves, contact:

Brook Swiger

Before placing items on reserve, or if you have a question about copyright, please reference the Belmont Copyright Policy and TEACH Act FAQ.

Teaching Resources From the Library - Ebooks

Looking for ebooks to use for class? Check the library's holdings. 

Watch the video below for info on how to find them through the library. 

When using ebooks in class be sure to check for the following 2 things to ensure they are accessible to your students:

  1. Is there an unlimited license? Some of our ebooks are only accessible to 1 simultaneous user. The video will show you one way to check the license, or you can ask a librarian. 
  2. If linking to an ebook in Blackboard, be sure to include the proxy url for off campus access. Check the Linking to Library Resources guide for more information. 

The library may be able to purchase an unlimited use license for ebooks for your course. To place a request for a single title in ebook format, complete this form. If you would like to check on access and pricing for multiple titles, please email your subject librarian or send the list to

Teaching Resources From the Library - Streaming Video

The library offers streaming video via Kanopy and Swank.  If you don’t see the title you want, please request access and we’ll do our best to get it for you.

  • To request a video via Kanopy, search for the video and then scroll down until you see the section that says “videos you can request for your library”.  If the video is listed there, click on it to complete the request form.  The library will receive your request and process it as quickly as possible.  It usually takes around 48 hours to get access to films on Kanopy.
  • To request a video via Swank, you’ll need to be sure that you choose Faculty the first time you access their page.  If you’re not asked if you’re a student or faculty, then you’ll need to create an Instructor account.  After that, you’ll be able to search for and request films using the form on the Swank website.  Requests will be sent to the library, and we will process them as quickly as possible.  It can take up to a week to get access to films on Swank.
  • If the title you’re interested in doesn’t appear in either one, please email and we'll see if we can find it elsewhere.

Teaching Resources from the Library - Images

Images can help your students 'picture' your content and lectures. Check out the brief video for more info on our image resources. 

Faculty Resources

Below is a list of guides that you can use to get more information about the services and support that the library provides for faculty.  This includes bibliographic management software (such as Endnote, Mendeley, or Zotero) as well as services like ordering materials or helping with your scholarship.