Every faculty member has a subject liaison who assists in teaching information literacy, ordering books, and answering any questions that faculty might have. Find my subject librarian.
Faculty are encouraged to recommend books, journals, DVDs, or other items to add to the library’s collection.
To request the library make a purchase please contact your subject liaison.
For more information on the types of materials the library collects, please see the library’s collection development policy.
Professors may place books, videos, and other materials on reserve for student use. You may place library items or items of your own on reserve. You may also request that the library purchase items for reserve. Although the library rarely purchases textbooks, we sometimes make exceptions for large entry level classes.
To place an item on reserve, fill out a reserve request form online or complete a paper form at the Circulation Desk, located on the first floor of the library.
To submit a thesis
Students may submit extra copies, however, they will be expected to pay via check for additional copies.
All theses will be placed in our digital repository.
Library tours or instruction sessions are available for all ASU classes. Instruction sessions may be held in the library, in a computer lab elsewhere on campus, or in the class's regular classroom. Each library instruction session is tailored to fit the needs of that specific class.
To arrange a tour or instruction session, please email Geoff Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org or submit the electronic request form.
Before coming to the Nielsen Library:
To checkout an item, please go to the first floor the Nielsen library with your current ASU ID. To renew items log into your library account with your name and library number (401…). You can also renew items by calling the circulation desk at 719-587-7781.
For more information on finding items, including how to use interlibrary loan, please go to Find and Request Materials.
Limits and checkout periods for faculty and staff
|Books||No limit||Current semester|
|Interlibrary Loan||No limit||Depends on lending library|
|Popular Books||3 items||3 weeks, no renewals|
|DVDs and VHS||2 items||1 week, no renewals for popular, current semester, no renewals for regular|
|Technology Collection||1 item||depends on the item|
|Board and Card Games||3 items||1 week, no renewals|
* Nielsen library staff can override certain limits if needed. Please contact your liaison if you need an item for a longer period of time.