The Baylor reference librarians are happy to provide library instruction tailored to the needs of both classes and individuals.
You can sign up to schedule a library instruction session for a class that you are teaching using this form. Instruction can be anything from a library orientation to research strategies and hands-on database searching.
As a graduate assistant, you may be asked to place course materials on reserve.
Library books, videos and other materials from the circulating collection may be placed on reserve and will be located behind the circulation desk.
As a general rule, copied materials (journal articles, exams, class notes, etc.) are placed on electronic reserve. As a service to the Baylor faculty, the Baylor Libraries' Access Services unit handles the copyright permissions process for materials placed on electronic reserve.
OsoFast Proxy Accounts
The ILL staff will create OsoFast proxy accounts for each faculty member that will allow graduate assistants to order materials on their behalf without jeopardizing the security of the professor's BearID. This ensures that the professor is notified when items are due and can arrange timely renewal or returns. It also ensures that students are not charged for overdue or lost materials that were never intended for their personal use. For additional information, contact the ILL staff at BU_ILS@baylor.edu or 710-3054.
OsoFast Delivery and Article Scan & Deliver
The Baylor Libraries now deliver Baylor-owned and ILL materials to faculty in those academic departmental offices that have elected to participate in the program. Graduate students with teaching responsibilities and who are identified as such each semester by the office manager and/or department chair, are also eligible to participate in this program. We will also scan and send articles from paper-bound journals in the Central Libraries, as needed. For additional information, see this webpage.
OsoFast Home Delivery
Graduate students who live 30+ miles from campus are eligible to receive home delivery of library materials. They are also eligible to receive Article Scan & Deliver services, as needed. For additional information, see this webpage.
Lockers & Carrels
Available to all grad students
Are assigned for one semester
Can be renewed a limited number of times
Quiet Study – available to all, can't be locked
Day use – for one day use, are lockable
Semester use – for grad students who have completed coursework
Plan for use when it will be most beneficial
Always check out library materials before leaving them in carrel/locker