The Peter Turkstra Library is available to faculty, staff and students as well as to community borrowers. The collection includes books and e-books for undergraduates, thousands of periodical titles (print and online), music CDs and DVDs. The Teacher Education Resource Centre houses curriculum materials to support the teacher education program. Special collections include the Pascal Centre/Custance Collection devoted to the study of science and faith, and two digitized archival collections related to the history of education, the Charlotte Mason Digital Collection and the Margaret Eaton School Digital Collection. The library has reference computers, a teaching lab with 35 computers, 2 computer labs and group study rooms.
Library Cards for Faculty
If you have a Redeemer University College campus 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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
Redeemer faculty members (full-time) have free access to McMaster ($50 for part-time faculty). As an external borrower, you will be allowed to borrow print books only (no electronic resources), until August of the academic year. However you must annually see a librarian in the Redeemer Library for an application form before going to McMaster.
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.
Copying Guidelines from Access Copyright (Print & Digital copying)
Redeemer’s license with Access Copyright provides students and faculty/staff with permission to copy within Redeemer’s mandate, in addition to ways that are covered by fair dealing and other permitted uses under the Copyright Act.
What can I copy?
You can copy any published work in Access Copyright’s repertoire. More information is available at https://www.accesscopyright.ca/title-search-permissions/
For published works in Access Copyright’s repertoire, you can:
How much can I copy?
You may copy up to 10% of a repertoire work or make a copy of a repertoire work that is:
For a Course Collection (e.g., for a printed course pack or a digital collection on Discovery):
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:
What the library would like from faculty:
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