The key point of contact between faculty and Bush Library is the Library Liaison.
A librarian is assigned to every CLA, HSB, and HSE department/program. The more closely you work with your liaison, the better we can support you and your students. Your liaison will assist with collection-building and training in support of students' work in your courses. See the Liaisons tab above for details.
Hamline's libraries are members of Cooperating Libraries in Consortium (CLIC), a consortium of local academic libraries. CLIC libraries include:
Start from our home page to find a specific type of material (article, book/ebook, media, data source, etc.)
To find all materials at all of the CLIC libraries in a single search, use Summon.
To find materials beyond Hamline and the other CLIC libraries, use WorldCat Local.
Your Hamline ID is your library card.
As part of the Hamline community, you have borrowing privileges at the following libriaries:
Questions about using materials? Contact the Circulation Desk at 651-523-2374.
When you are off-campus, you will need to enter your Hamline username and password to access materials in our licensed databases. This is the same login and password you use for your Blackboard course and for your Hamline computer.
Having trouble connecting? Try our troubleshooting guide.
We provide access to materials, in print and online, that support student research in the disciplines taught at Hamline. As publishing models--and scholarship itself--change with advances in technology, we continue to explore new ways to do this. For example, academic libraries are buying less, leasing/subscribing more, and even piloting other ways of providing content to our communities, such as Patron Driven Acquisition.
Our collections include:
In addition to Hamline's online and physical collections, faculty have access to the collections of Cooperating Libraries in Consortium (CLIC) libraries.
CLIC libraries include:
A significant part of our mission is to provide students with the skills they will need to do research for your courses. These skills are sometimes overlooked because it's assumed that students are getting this instruction someplace else (you may have experienced that yourself as a student). Bush Library's instruction programs are designed to support the scholarly learning activities of students, faculty, and staff. The skills, sources and systems taught are adaptable for a lifelong use of information.
Bush Library is committed to supporting the university-wide learning outcome for student learning:
A Hamline graduate will be able to use information and technology competently and responsibly.
Working collaboratively with classroom faculty, the instruction sessions provided by Bush Library are designed to help Hamline students become proficient in the following program level information literacy learning outcomes:
Bush Library currently uses the assessment software SAILS (Standardized Assessment of Information Literacy Skills) to measure student learning in selected undergraduate courses. For more information on assessment of information literacy, contact librarian Amy Sheehan.
You can help ensure that all Hamline students are prepared for research by inviting a librarian into your class. If you teach English 1110, a first-year seminar, or a core course in any of the graduate schools, it is especially important that you schedule an introduction to doing research at Hamline.
If you teach English 1110 or a first-year seminar, a librarian will contact you to schedule a session.
If you teach one of the core programs in the graduate schools, your library liaison will contact you to schedule a session.
Every department and school on campus has a librarian assigned who will assist with collection-building and training in support of students' work in your courses. Your liaison is your point-of-contact with Bush Library.
Bush Library provides access to our print and digital collections and databases to visiting scholars who are officially sponsored by a department, program or school of the university for a period determined by the sponsoring party. We are unable to provide access to the extended collections of our sister schools in CLIC (Cooperating Libraries in Consortium), the University of Minnesota, or other academic libraries. We also do not extend interlibrary loan privileges (borrowing of materials from other libraries) to our visiting scholars.
Many university offices are involved in creating the identification pieces needed to offer a visiting scholar access to library products and services. We recommend a minimum of two weeks to make sure that all university offices are able to complete their step(s) in the process.
The sponsoring party, (a Hamline department, program or school) contacts the ITS Help Desk (651-523-2220) to request the creation of a Hamline Username and Password for the visiting scholar.
Upon receiving the Hamline Username and Password, the sponsoring party shares this information with their library liaison and the Systems Librarian, Jon Neilson.
Bush Library contacts Human Resources and the Administrative Information Systems (Banner) office to ensure that the visiting scholar gets appropriate Banner coding, so that data can be downloaded from Banner and added to the library patron file.
Bush Library updates the Library patron file, including a service expiration date, and notifies the sponsoring party that library privileges are available.
The sponsoring party notifies their library liaison when the visiting scholar arrives on campus, so that the scholar will have an opportunity for a formal introduction to the library’s resources for scholarship.
The library informs and holds the sponsoring party financially responsible for late fees, and lost book charges incurred by their visiting scholar. The sponsoring party will determine the availability and funding for printing and photocopying expenses for their visiting scholar.
Many students do not have time to come to the library. Technology and publishing is at the point that we can provide online materials most of the time, including streaming video. Your liaison can help you create an online presence for all of your supplemental course reading/viewing. If we don't have it, we'll do our best to purchase it. We can also help you create links from Blackboard or LearningHouse to these materials. Or, we can create a Research Guide for your course that does the same and more.
See our course reserves page.
Use our Faculty Media Request form to reserve a video for use in class.
Your library liaison can create a Research Guide for your department, program, or course. This is essentially "one-stop shopping" for your students' research. We will recommend databases, keywords, websites, or other resources that will help your students get a jump-start on their research.
See below for examples. These Guides were developed for Political Science.
If you'd like, your liaison can also visit your classroom to provide an introduction to the Guide or hands-on experience.
Consult a librarian. If you'd like general assistance, contact our Reference Desk. Our chat service is available 24x7. If you'd like assistance with finding sources for your research, contact your library liaison. We can work with you to identify relevant databases, keywords, or search strategies. We can also help identify other specialized collections or resources.
Get Materials From Beyond CLIC
Use our ILLiad system to get articles, books, microfilm, etc. that are not available through our CLIC consortium. More information.