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Using the Library: Faculty & Staff

Library Services for Faculty & Staff


With your RockyCard you can borrow books, DVDs, CDs, magazines, cameras, laptops, projectors and more.
See Technology Lending for more information >

Books may be checked out for 120 days and DVDs/CDs for seven days.

You have free access to books and other materials from libraries all over the United States through Interlibrary Loan and from our partner libraries at Appalachian State University & Western Carolina University through ABC Express.

Integrating Information Literacy & Library Resources into Instruction

We are available to do classroom presentations, to work with you to develop information literacy assignments and to locate optimal library resources for your courses. We can even help you create a custom research guide for your class or create library resource widgets to add to your Moodle course.

Course Reserves

We are happy to help you place a book or media on reserve for your students' use. Articles and ebooks may be shared with students via Moodle.

Alternative Textbook Resources

Explore alternative textbook resources available via library subscriptions and open access publishers.

Collection Development

Faculty input is key to developing library collections that promote student success. Please share your purchase suggestions. You can also contact your department's library liaison.

Computing & Media Editing

For projects requiring web, photo or video editing, check out the Media Design Lab, where you have access to the Adobe Creative Suite Master Collection as well as a high-end scanner, headphones, memory card readers and other accessories. The Video Production Studio, which includes cameras, sets and a green screen, as well as the Audio Recording Lab are also available to you and your students.

Study Spaces

We have a limited number of enclosed carrels available for faculty use. Full-time members of the faculty who are actively engaged in research, writing, or curricular development projects requiring ready access to library resources are eligible to apply for a research carrel

Accessibility Resources

Ramsey Library is committed to providing physical access to materials and resources for all library users. UNC Asheville students, faculty, staff, and other users who require assistance in pulling materials from less accessible areas, or in using self-service equipment and services (copiers/scanners, media equipment, and computers, including those with assistive software) may request assistance from personnel at the following service desks: Circulation, Research & Technology, Interlibrary Loan, and Teaching & Learning with Technology Resources. Read more >

Please feel free to ask for assistance if you need it. All requests are strictly confidential.

Online Resource Access

You have on- and off-campus online access to millions of scholarly articles, ebooks, streaming content and more. Log in using your university email credentials.

Streaming Video Access

Please use the Streaming Video Access Form to let us know each semester that you will be showing or assigning a streaming film in your course, whether for the first time or for subsequent terms. Streaming licenses expire and sources and links change frequently, so it's a good idea to confirm ongoing access by letting the library know which films you will be using. We will do our best to help you find an accessible and economical source for the film you need.

Special Collections

Our library houses a large collection of archival materials related to local, regional and university history. Many have been digitized and Special Collections staff are happy to assist you in integrating archival research into your courses. Visit Special Collections & University Archives >


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