If you only have a brief time to mention Library Services to your students, there are three things you should mention:
1. Tell them to look at the New Users Guide. This is a fairly exhaustive listing of library services with explanatory links.
2. Have them use the Library FAQ: Most common questions are already answered here. The FAQ is accessible from the left side of the Library Home page and from a lot of other places in our website (see the box below). If they don't find an answer, they can also leave a question to be answered via Email.
3. When in the library, they can get help: a good starting place is the second floor Circulation/Reserve Desk; the people there can refer them to other places in the building to get help.
FAQ and Research Guides
Welcome to the Faculty Guide
Welcome to our Library! Here in our library you will find a wealth of information to support your scholarly efforts here at Cal Poly. We hope you will take a few minutes to go through this guide and learn of some of the features of our library, and that you will use this guide for future reference.
Questions about our instructional programs and services? Contact Emma Gibson: email@example.com , 909-869-4351
You are automatically registered with the library each quarter. Your Bronco Access Card is your library card. A library pin/password is needed for online transactions. You can check out a total of 150 books at a time. You are subject to overdue fines.
Click here to make your pin/password. We recommend that you use your Bronco Direct password so you don't forget it.
Access to Materials at G4 Libraries (Cal Tech, City of Hope Medical Center, Claremont Colleges, Occidental Colleges, and Whittier College) Please visit our circulation desk on second floor for proper credentials before visiting G4 Libraries.
Contact Kim Allen ( 909.869.5250 or firstname.lastname@example.org ) to reserve the conference room in the Faculty Reading Room.
You can place items from our collection or your own personal property (books, articles, past exams, homework solutions, etc.) on Reserve. We also offer electronic reserves.
Blackboard and the Library
The Library's Research Guides are now integrated into Blackboard! Look for the Research Guides link in your Blackboard classrooms to review guides that are available for your specific course/discipline. For more information about ways you can integrate library resources and services into Blackboard, visit the following pages:
Contact your Subject Librarian or use our online Suggestion for Purchase form. Most book purchase requests will be honored, but requests for new journals, serials, or databases have to be carefully evaluated. Books are usually ready for use within 30 days of request. If you are requesting a book for Reserve or need the book by a certain date, please let us know when you make the request and it will be treated as a rush order.
Recently added materials at Cal Poly Pomona University Library This RSS feed is an XML formatted file, not an html file; therefore, it does not display as a regular web page. If you access the link in Internet Explorer; the feed will display properly. If you use other browsers, you will need to install the RSS Feed reader extension first for the feed to display properly.
Affordable Learning Initiative
Faculty and students at Cal Poly Pomona have been voicing their concern about the high cost of textbooks for some time. The Affordable Learning Initiative project is the campus response to this concern. See the Affordable Learning Initiative website for more information.