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For Faculty


Access & Borrowing

Merritt College faculty have full library privileges and are welcome to use the Library’s facilities, resources, and services. A library account is required to borrow library materials and to remotely access databases and e-books off campus. To register for a library account, please submit a completed Account Registration Form at the Reference Desk or e-mail it to

 Collection Development

All faculty are encouraged to collaborate with librarians to review existing library collections, to recommend library items for weeding, and to request purchases of library materials relating to their respective disciplines or programs. To schedule a collection development consultation, please contact Eva Ng-Chin, Technical Services Librarian, at (510) 436-2462 or To request a purchase, please submit a completed Purchase Request Form at the Reference Desk or e-mail it to All requests are evaluated in accordance with the Library’s collection development policy, and acquisition is contingent upon the availability of funds.

Course Reserves

Teaching faculty may place their own copies of textbooks and other course materials (lab manuals, solutions manuals, study guides, etc.) on reserve for students to borrow. Reserve materials may be checked out for two hours at a time for use in the Library only. If you would like to place an item on reserve, please bring it to the Circulation Desk along with a completed Reserve Materials Form. To request that the Library purchase a textbook for the reserve collection or for further information, please contact Armando Cerroblanco, Senior Library Technician, at (510) 436-2458 or

Instruction & Orientation

Librarians currently teach LIS 085: Introduction to Information Resources, a 2-unit, 8-week, online class, which fulfills the general education requirement for computer literacy and is transferable to both CSU and UC. If you would like your students to become information literate and competent researchers, encourage them to take LIS 085. Please contact the instructors, Louisa Roberts ( or Adoria Williams (, for further information.

Librarians provide general and course-/assignment-specific orientations on library research. Instructors may request orientations for their students by completing and submitting a Orientation Request Form at least two weeks prior to the desired date of the orientation. Please return the completed form at the Reference Desk or e-mail it to Confirmation of the date, time, and location of the orientation session shall be e-mailed, once it has been scheduled. For more information please contact Timothy Hackett at (510) 436-2464 or