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Services for Faculty

Course Reserves       

Print materials on reserve are housed at the Circulation Desks of both Coe and McCarthy Libraries. Please contact the Circulation Department at to discuss your options or use the following form to place your reserve:

Course Reserve Request Form

Library Instruction Request

Librarians are available to conduct instruction sessions for all disciplines at MSMU.

Popular areas of instruction include:

  • General library orientation
  • Research instruction for a class assignment
  • FYS Information Literacy session

Specifications and Terms

In order to ensure the best library instruction session for your students, we require the following:

  • Requests must be at least 10 days in advance
  • Instructors are encouraged to meet with librarians and send assignments to librarians before the instruction session
  • Instructors must attend instruction sessions with students
  • Agree to include librarian-led assessment exercises

Library instruction requests are not reserved until confirmed by a librarian.

For questions regarding a class you have already requested, please send an email to  

Library Instruction Request Form

Teaching and Learning Support

 MSMU librarians offer a variety of options for integrating information literacy into your course and support student learning by:

  • Teaching information literacy skills specific to a discipline, class subject, or research assignment
  • Creating assignments that introduce and develop information literacy concepts and skills
  • Leading workshops that develop information literacy core competencies and help students learn to recognize when information is needed, and how to locate, evaluate, and effectively use the needed information
  • Creating online research guides tailored to specific disciplines or research needs (these guides can be mapped to your courses in Canvas)

Email us at to get started!

Research and Reference Assistance

Encourage your students to make research appointments with the librarians.
Or make one for yourself!

Faculty, staff, and students can make appointments with librarians to receive assistance with research papers, assignments, navigating databases, choosing and narrowing research topics, reviewing search strategies, and more.

Make an Appointment

Suggest a Purchase

The librarians will consider all purchase requests made by current MSMU faculty. If you have an item you would like for the collection, please fill out the following form:

 Suggest a Purchase Form

  • Charles Willard Coe Memorial Library

    Chalon Campus
    Phone: 310.954.4370

    Monday-Thursday: 8am-10pm
    Friday: 8am-4:30pm
    Saturday: 9am-5pm
    Sunday: 10am-10pm

  • J. Thomas McCarthy Library

    Doheny Campus
    Phone: 213.477.2750

    Monday-Thursday: 8am-9pm
    Friday: 8am-4:30pm
    Saturday: 8am-9pm
    Sunday: 8am-9pm