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Faculty Guidance 2022

Updated 12/20/2021

UW Libraries offers a wide range of teaching and research support, tools and resources. This guide provides a basic overview of services and resources. When in doubt, ASK US. We’re here to help!

Textbooks and Course Materials (including Course Reserves)

Teaching Support

  • The Libraries’ default delivery mode for most UW Seattle instructional services in Winter 2022 will be online/remote. Learn more.
  • The Libraries provides teaching support including numerous asynchronous online workshop modules and videos you can embed into your course, like undergraduate research skills; library research sessions tailored to your course; and connections to campus partners focused on pedagogy and teaching technology.
  • Libraries Open Scholarship Commons (OSC): We can help you design and integrate open scholarship tools and concepts (e.g. podcasts, digital exhibits, data and copyright management and more) into any classroom setting. See also Research Tools below.
  • Workshops: The Libraries offers numerous workshops to support faculty.  From research and data management to open publishing, citation management and much more, check the Libraries Calendar, and/or subscribe to receive weekly summary of all Libraries events HERE.
  • Canvas: Contact your subject librarian for ideas on how to create and add custom content for an online Canvas course.

Research Tools

UW Libraries provide support for a number of tools that can help you throughout the research lifecycle, including data management, storage, data visualization, persistent identifiers, repositories for data sharing, and more. Get help and access to all of the available tools through the Libraries’ Data Management Guide.

Subject Librarians

Our subject librarians are happy to assist with Libraries collections needs for research and teaching, and can provide tailored information sessions and individual and group consultations for students. In their roles they can also:

  • Purchase books and other material
  • Create a webpage or Canvas module tailored to your class assignment
  • Answer questions via email, phone or Zoom
  • Act as a liaison in communicating your department's concerns and needs to Libraries Administration
  • Subject librarians also create and maintain disciplinary Research Guides.


We continue to welcome requests for new titles for the Libraries’ collections, which are referred to the appropriate subject librarian for review.

  • New print materials that have been ordered with a rush request will be processed as quickly as possible. Processing may be significantly delayed for new print materials with no rush request, due to limited on-campus staffing throughout the pandemic.

Winter Quarter Hours and Operations


The Libraries Operations Updates page will always have the most up-to-date information on our operating status, available collections, and services.