Library Cards for Faculty
If you have a Redeemer University College campus card ("one card"), this will be used as your library card. Please present it at the circulation desk and staff will register you in the library database. If you do not have an I.D. card, please email a “head-shot” photo of yourself to Janice (email@example.com) to arrange one for you.
Faculty Loan Periods
Loan Limits, Fines/Replacement Costs
Faculty will be allowed to sign out a maximum of 50 books for a 4 month period (one term). Faculty who have overdue loans will be charged the regular fines that all other library patrons are charged. If overdue books are not returned, faculty will be issued an invoice for the replacement of the book.
If a student requests a book that has been signed out to a faculty member, the book will be ‘recalled’. Faculty will be asked to return the book to the library within 48 hours (or as soon as possible). The faculty member may request that the book be returned to him/her after the student has finished with it (usually after 3 weeks).
The library has an online catalogue, access to databases with thousands of full-text journals, and other online reference materials. A librarian will gladly assist you with research questions and problems, either at the Research Assistance desk or by phone/email.
Off-campus access to the Library Databases at Redeemer
If you want to access the library databases from off-campus, you will be prompted for your Redeemer network password. Contact a librarian for help with searching the databases or accessing them from off-campus.
McMaster Library Access
New Sept, 2021: McMaster is offering the community free access to their print collection, with up to 40 check outs annually, 28 day circulation period with 2 renewals per item. Redeemer faculty/staff and students are classified as "Users from other Universities (non-OCUL) / Reciprocal Borrowers." They are also permitted to apply for a Guest Internet Account that will allow them to use a McMaster University library computer in person (only) to access many of their electronic resources. See McMaster's list of Electronic Products Which Do NOT Permit Walk-in Users.
Inter-library Loans (ILL)
The library has access to the holdings of major libraries around the world, which can be searched using the library catalogue. Books and articles that are not available at Redeemer or McMaster may be requested via ILL at no charge to faculty. Send your ILL requests to ILL@redeemer.ca. Allow two weeks for delivery. We will notify you when the requested item arrives. Retired faculty are allowed 5 free ILL requests; for subsequent requests they will be charged the full cost.
Library Instruction for your students
Tours, workshops and classes are provided to explain methods and materials for library research. Customized course-related library instruction can be requested by contacting a librarian, and is recommended if a research paper is a course requirement. Requests for class instruction must be made at least two weeks in advance to allow for scheduling and preparation.
Paper and Digital Copying Guidelines
Redeemer's license with Access Copyright provides students, faculty and staff permission to copy more than what is permitted under the Canadian Copyright Act.
What may I copy?
You may copy portions of any published work in Access Copyright’s repertoire. Search for your title by using their Look-up tool. For example:
How can I create and distribute copies?
For published works in Access Copyright’s repertoire, you can:
How much may I copy?
You may copy up to 20% of a book or:
There are no limits on the quantity of copies you can make. More information is available at http://www.accesscopyright.ca.
Can I request permission to copy beyond the limits?
You can request permission to copy from 20% to 25% of a covered title on a pay-per-use basis (12 cents per page) and permission can be requested through the lookup tool.
Reporting of Copies
All copying for paper course packs must be logged and reported as well as all copying of 20% to 25% of a covered title.
Implications for Course Packs
If you, as a faculty member, create a course pack for your students, you have the digital option of putting all the pieces of the course pack on Discovery (Moodle) or you can create a paper course pack which will be sold to students in the bookstore. If you opt for the paper version, our institution will need to maintain records of all the copies made and we need to specify the title, excerpt title, publisher, author or authors (where known), the ISBN/ISSN number (where known), the number of pages in the Published Work, the specific pages copied, the total number of pages copied and the number of sets made. The making of paper course packs includes staff time, photocopying/printing, binding, etc. and all the costs will be included in setting the cost of the course pack for the student.
If you create a digital course pack on Discovery, our institution does not have to report the individual items and there are no costs for the student other than costs associated with printing the items themselves should they wish to do so. If you have a printed version of an article, the article can be scanned at the photocopiers and emailed to yourself and then you will have an electronic copy that can be put on Discovery. If you are not a user of Discovery at this time, the IT department will help you set up a course on Discovery and post digital copies.
Recommendation to Create Digital Course Packs on Discovery
Given the cost to students and given the amount of staff time to create the physical course packs and complete the reports, it is recommended that you create digital course packs wherever possible.
Faculty members are encouraged to post their course readings online via Discovery. Print materials in course packs can be scanned to PDF and emailed using the copy machines in the library. Then links to these documents can be added to a Discovery page. From the Discovery course management system, all students can access the readings simultaneously.
Redeemer’s web-based course management system allows you to enhance your courses with links to internet resources, online discussion forums, course notes and announcements, etc. If you want to add an article to your Discovery page, you may do so if the library owns it or acquires it through inter-library loan (in either print or electronic format). For example, if the library subscribes to a journal in print format, you may scan an article and make it available via Discovery. Also, you may print out an article from one of our subscription databases and place it on reserve in the library. For more information on how to get started with Discovery, contact the IT department.
Course packs sold in the book store may include anything for which we get permission from Access Copyright (copyright licensing agency) and pay royalties. The purpose of a course pack is to make available to students materials that are not already available through our library. Copyright fees (for articles not available at Redeemer) are included in the cost of the course pack–so the practice is perfectly legal. Faculty must pay for the royalties of their copy of a course pack. Under the photocopy license agreement, every course pack produced at Redeemer must be logged with royalties remitted to Access Copyright. Whether it is assembled for student purchase or made available free of charge to the professor, it is still considered a course pack if it contains more than one publication. When you place the order for your course pack, you will need to submit a budget number for the royalties of your copy as well your students’ copies.
Suggestions for Library Purchase
Departmental faculty, in conjunction with their department head are invited to participate in selecting materials for the library. The library’s priorities are:
Students in their 3rd and 4th years (and faculty) may need to use inter-library loans to supplement our resources.
What the library would like from faculty:
Peter Turkstra Library, Redeemer University , 777 Garner Road East, Ancaster, ON, L9K 1J4, Canada Circulation Desk Telephone: 905.648.2139 ext. 4266, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org