For Faculty

Library support for teaching and research excellence

Using the Library effectively is key for both students and Faculty who wish to excel. We offer many services aimed at giving students and Faculty the resources they need. Your University of Winnipeg Faculty card is also your Library card, which allows you certain borrowing privileges

Subject Specialists

Each department has a subject specific Librarian, who is responsible for collection development, Faculty liaising, and instruction. You are welcome to contact them to discuss material requests, new course development, and instruction requests.

Course Materials

The Library offers many materials to support your courses. 

  • Our subject guides are helpful to include with course syllabi to encourage students to seek discipline-appropriate scholarly materials.
  • Faculty can place materials on Course Reserve to give all students in their course a fair opportunity to access course readings and other resources. As well, Faculty can place personal copies of material on Course Reserves.
  • Our Copyright Office provides guidance on using copyrighted materials on campus.
  • The library offers a number of brief, online videos about doing scholarly research in the library which can be linked to in Nexus.
  • If you are making a New Course Proposal, you will be required to contact your subject Librarian to fill out the Library Resources Attachment

Library Instruction

The library is pleased to offer instruction to guide students in the rudiments of academic library research. Instructors may request workshops in the Library (max. 30 students) or in their classroom. Workshops can run anywhere from 15 minutes to multiple classes, depending on the content.

To arrange a library instruction workshop, please complete the library instruction request form or contact the subject librarian in your field.


The Library can also support your own research.

Course Reserves & Syllabus Service

Faculty and instructors who wish to share course readings through Nexus or place materials on reserve can use the Syllabus Service for fast and efficient processing of print and digital items. Simply email a list of your course readings (with complete bibliographic citations) to and library staff will retrieve items, check for copyright compliance, create accessible PDFs, and make the materials available to your students through Nexus. Visit the Syllabus Service page for more details.