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Getting Started

6 Steps for New Faculty

  • Helpful steps to get started with the library.

Find your Librarian / Subject Specialist

  • Did you know there is a librarian assigned to each program? Find out who you can contact to schedule a classroom session, suggest library materials, and collaborate with on library/research assignments.

Request an Instruction Session

  • Have a whole class that needs help doing research? Ask a librarian to come to your class to show them what they need to know. Even better, bring the class to the library information literacy lab for an immersive experience!

Suggest a Book / Material for the Collection

  • Online form for library material suggestions.

Development & Instruction

Research Guides (LibGuides)

  • Subject specific and course guides to library resources created by subject librarian specialists.

Ready-to-Use Instructional Materials

  • Materials to incorporate into your classes.

Faculty Scholarship

  • Find advice and library resources to support your scholarship.

Faculty Teaching Tools

  • This guide recommends resources related to teaching in higher education.

Scholarly Communication Guide

  • Author's rights, open access, publishing, ORCID, research impact, & data management.

Integrating the Library into Canvas

  • A guide to putting the library to work in your Canvas courses. Suggestions of ways to integrate information sources, instruction, and librarian support into your courses.

Library eBooks as Textbooks

  • Lecture Capture of “Conversations in the Living Room” session on Library E-Books as Textbook Alternatives.

Course Reserves


Library Express Delivery Service

Get your library books delivered and picked-up, including Interlibrary Loan (ILLIAD) and uBorrow materials. For faculty & staff.

FGCU Author Series

Eligibility, criteria, submission form, & list of past honorees

Scholarly Communication

Overview of scholarly communications, and of particular interest to the students and faculty who publish research or intend to publish.

The Study @ the Library

A space for faculty and graduate students to engage in collaborative research, writing, or independent study.

Library Workshops

The FGCU Library provides free workshops that are designed primarily for FGCU students, faculty, and staff. These one-hour, hands-on sessions provide training on a variety of research topics in a casual atmosphere.