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Resources for Faculty and Teaching

An overview of library resources and services available in support of online course delivery.

Share Links (Proxy Prefix)

If you're sharing links to library databases, you'll want to be sure that your links will route students to be authenticated through their UNCSA credentials (otherwise, they will not be able to access subscribed resources off campus). To do so, be sure the links you share have the UNCSA ezproxy prefix in their URLs. 

Add the UNCSA EZ Proxy Prefix

Adding the UNCSA EZ Proxy prefix to a resource URL allows off-campus students to log in with their UNSCA email address and password to directly access the database content, and it gives on-campus students direct access.

Add the UNCSA EZ Proxy prefix in front of the permanent link:

UNCSA EZ Proxy Prefix Generator

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3. Copy this new link to paste it where you'll save it for later.


Remote Access

Research Guides for Schools/Subjects

The Library has created research guides for each school and discipline that gather available resources (both electronic and print) relevant to each art practice:

We also provide subject guides for specialties within these fields as well as for research areas in High School and the Liberal Arts.

You can view the full subject list here.

Book Pull and Checkout Requests

Requests are now available through Librarysearch. Search results for on-campus materials allow logged-in users to request books, scores, and DVDs for pickup. Requested materials are held for you on the shelves on the 1st floor of the Library to the left of the new books display.  

  • Requests normally take 24 hours to be filled.
  • Materials are available for pickup after receiving a confirmation email from library staff.
  • Items are available for pickup for 10 days.

Make a Request

1. If media is available for pickup, a yellow banner will appear reminding you to sign in if you have not. Click "Sign in" and follow the instructions.

Screen capture of sign in reminder banner.

2. Once logged into your account, click on the blue 'Request' link.

Screen capture of request link.

3. If you will not require the material after a specific date, please enter on the "Pickup Date" line. Comments are welcome. Once complete, select "Send Request."

Screen capture of LIbrarysearch hold request form.


Cancel a Request

1. Select your name in the upper right-hand corner.

2. Select "My Requests" from the dropdown list.

3. Select the "CANCEL" link.

Screen capture of a request with the cancel link highlighted.

4. Finally, confirm the cancellation by selecting the "CANCEL IT" link.

5. A message should appear confirming the cancellation. And the request should disappear. 

Request for Digitization of Materials

If there are books, articles, music scores, or other materials that you need for your digital classroom, you can submit digitization requests here.

How to Request Interlibrary Loans

Choose either of the options below to submit a request:

  • Fill out the ILL request form directly based on item type.
  • Check WorldCat for the item you need; in the item record, use the Request Item button to submit your ILL Request.
Consider making a purchase request

If you think that we should have the item in our permanent collection, please let us know by filling out our Purchase Request Form.

Course Reserves

Course reserves are library or faculty materials held for students at a library service desk or made available through Canvas.