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GSU Library - Resources to Support Teaching & Learning Online

Instructional Opportunities

In consideration of the potential disruption to in-person courses at GSU campuses, the University Library can provide various levels of support in the following ways. (Note: Faculty who are temporarily online are encouraged to request sessions with a librarian at their usual campus.)

  • Request a library instruction session through WebEx. These sessions may be live and/or recorded for later viewing.
  • Request asynchronous instruction. Librarians will work with you to develop an asynchronous instruction plan that could include videos, research guides, and interactive tutorials designed to fit your students' needs.
  • Schedule group WebEx consultations with a librarian. These consultations appointments will be made through the instructing librarian and shared with the faculty member.
  • Assign an instruction librarian as an instructor in your iCollege shell to serve as the course embedded librarian. Per the librarian's availability they could provide assistance such as adding relevant online instructional materials (research guides, YouTube tutorials, etc.) or oversee a Research Help discussion board.
  • Assign your students to watch selected GSU Library Tutorials or Webinars

Contact your Subject or Campus Librarian today! 

Remote Resources for GSU Library Users

When the Library is closed, or you prefer to work remotely, there are many ways the Library can provide you with expert help and services. Always check the GSU Library website for the latest info about our hours and services.

Library Consultations 

You can request personal, online research consultations by contacting your Subject Librarian at the Atlanta Campus or Perimeter Campus Librarians. After submitting your request, library staff will contact you via email to confirm availability and provide a WebEx/Google Hangouts link to join the virtual consultation. You can also email the library at ask@gsu.email.libanswers.com 

Online Materials and Tools 

GSU Library offers a wide variety of digital materials available to faculty and students. 

We have over 300 databases that provide access to digital articles, videos, and more!

Explore multiple library resources with one search. Use the limiters to focus your results on ebooks, videos, audio, and more. 

Georgia State University Library’s Digital Collections include rare or unique resources that include manuscripts, photographs, periodicals, newspapers, oral histories, sound recording, maps, and printed materials.

Course Reserves

Course Reserves is available to instructors wishing to provide electronic access to assigned readings or viewings. Physical loans are not available at this time, but we will consider every request. Materials acquired through GIL Express or Interlibrary Loan cannot be placed on reserve. See https://lib.gsu.edu/ereserves to place a request.

Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan helps students, faculty and staff gain access to books, articles, and other that are not part of our collections. 

Interlibrary Loan FAQ

Desktop Delivery 

Desktop Delivery is a service that provides electronic copies of physical materials held in campus libraries, excluding Law Library materials. Available services vary by group.

Log into ILLIAD with your CampusID to make Desktop Delivery requests. 

Returning Materials 

Due dates have been extended to August 8, 2020. Contact libcirc@gsu.edu if you need assistance in returning items before August.

Contact Us

Have other remote needs? New ideas for how the Libraries can help you off-campus? Send us your feedback