- Do your students need to find and use library resources for class assignments?
- Are you puzzled by your students’ choices of not-so-reliable resources when doing research?
We can help!
Learn more about Library Instruction and scheduling a session on the Library Instruction page.
Plagiarism Detection (Turnitin)
The Library Media Center currently provides Turnitin plagiarism detection software and support for the software. For help in using Turnitin via Canvas, view our Turnitin LibGuide or contact a librarian. Librarians can also help faculty reduce plagiarism via curriculum development; instructors report that library instruction sessions further reduce plagiarism.
Placing Material on Reserve
Faculty may place library materials or items such as personal books, copies of articles or films on reserve for their students. Reserve items are located at the Circulation or Media counters, and are available to students to check out for short periods of time. The instructor placing items on reserve determines the length of check-out time and whether the item can leave the library. Note: It takes 48 hours to process reserve items. Please plan ahead when you bring materials to the library and inform your students accordingly.
For more information, read the Library Media Center’s Reserve Guidelines.
Requesting Materials for Purchase
Faculty and staff may suggest items to be added to the library collection. Use our online form to request materials or contact Cadi Russell-Sauvé, the Collection Development Coordinator. Cadi can be contacted by phone 425-564-2262 or via e-mail. You can also stop by the Library Media Center and talk with a reference librarian, or contact your divisional liaison. Priority will be given to materials in agreement with the Collection Development Guidelines.
All copied material must follow the guidelines of copyright law; start by filling out the Request for Copyright Clearance Form.
Open Educational Resources
Open Education Resources (OER) provide lower cost, adaptable resources for your class. OER are:
- Open – published under an open license to be shared for free or at a low cost
- Educational – provide an alternative to textbooks or other class or curriculum material
- Resources – come in a variety of formats meant to be reused and adapted
If an item that you need to support your teaching and research is not available in the BC Collection, we can work with other libraries to get the materials that you need. The LMC has cooperative relationships with libraries throughout the country and it is possible to borrow materials from other libraries via Interlibrary Loan. It usually takes 7-10 days to get an item via interlibrary loan, but can take as long as two weeks. The library will also consider purchasing individual articles directly from publishers if the article is otherwise unavailable. There are limits to the number of items that can be borrowed through Interlibrary Loan. Fill out our online request form or talk to a reference librarian to learn more.
Equipment Checkout and Delivery
Faculty and staff may checkout or request equipment to be delivered directly to their class or can arrange to pick up equipment in the Media Center, D-126. Not sure what equipment is available? View our list of Media Equipment.
There are four ways to request equipment for delivery:
- Request equipment through the BC Request Center 48 hours prior to the time you need the equipment.
- Request equipment via e-mail.
- Call The Media Center at 425-564-2001 by 2:00 p.m. 1 day prior to the date requested.
- Stop by The Media Center (D-126) and order in person by 2:00 p.m. 1 day prior to the date requested.
For Saturday equipment requests, emergencies, or any questions about the service, please call the Media Center at 425-564-2001.
Assistance in Using Electronic Classrooms
These short video clips will help you navigate the technology in an electronic classroom