Support for remote teaching and learning

Student support

We have an extensive collection of online resources. You can:

  • Use OneSearch to find scholarly online resources like ebooks, articles, streaming films, and more.
  • Search for your topic or discipline from our research databases page to find recommendations for databases. Databases are excellent for focused or in-depth research in specific disciplines.
  • Consult our Subject Guides for discipline-specific research recommendations.
  • Access unique and published resources through the Digital Archives Initiative.
  • Check out the Library Research Essentials (LRE) tutorial in Brightspace. You can self-enroll in the LRE and refer to it whenever and however you need. You're not required complete the tutorial once you add it to your course list.
  • Access e-reserves for course materials your instructors put on reserve.

If you need print materials, we have a free DistancePlus mail delivery service that delivers library materials to your home.

For help, try our online chat or make a virtual appointment with a Librarian or Archivist for a one-on-one consultation.

Teaching support

We offer an online Course Resources (e-Reserves) service. We can add book chapters, ebooks, journal articles, slide decks, Word documents, streaming films and other materials so they are available online to your students. We take care of all scanning and copyright clearance and can purchase items required for e-reserve. When no streaming version is available, we have partnered with CITL to provide a digitization service for VHS tapes and DVDs. Some films can be digitized and embedded in Brightspace for fully online or remote courses. Contact your library branch for more information.

Memorial Libraries now conducts copyright clearance for all course-related materials, including for online courses or remote course delivery. Check out our copyright FAQ for more information.

Our librarians can deliver information literacy instruction services remotely to you and your students either synchronously or asynchronously. We can customize instruction to your needs. Contact an instruction librarian at your library branch, or request an information literacy instruction session through our online form.

If you are teaching remotely, you may want to consider using an open textbook. Open textbooks have been funded, published, and licensed to be freely used, adapted, and distributed, are created by academics and subject specialists, and many are peer-reviewed. You can check out our Guide to Open Textbooks.

Problems access online resources?

In OneSearch, select the "Report a Problem" link if you cannot access one of our online resources. We'll will troubleshoot the issue and will be in touch with you as soon as possible.