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Updated : 23-May-2024

Library Resources for Faculty

Introductory Library Video for Faculty

Link to Catalog and Databases

Loan Periods for Faculty

Books - 120 days (one quarter)

Videos - 3 days (or as needed)

Journals - 7 days

Newspapers - 2 hours

Please limit the number of items borrowed to 10.


Purchase/Subscription Request Form

Complete the Purchase/Subscription Request Form to submit suggestions for materials or subscriptions. All physical items ordered for the library will be housed in the library and available to all patrons. New materials may be requested at any time. The library will notify patrons when their requests have arrived or if additional information is needed. Discipline-specific collection lists are available. To request a Collection List for your department, please contact your librarians.

Inter-library Loan Requests

Request items or copies from other libraries through the following links:

Course Reserve Requests

Course Reserve service allows faculty to set aside books and articles for class use. Materials on reserve must be requested every term, otherwise they will no longer be on reserve: they will be returned to their corresponding place in the library collection or, where appropriate, to the instructor.

If you need to make available to your students chapters, articles or excerpts from texts or other materials, do not hesitate to ask the library about the best way to do it. We will be happy to assist you.


The SLU-Madrid Library accepts gifts of potentially useful materials for the library in accordance with University policy. Significant donations of materials (more than 10 items) must be accompanied by a list indicating author, title, number of edition and publication date of each of them. Inclusion in the collection is subject to our Collection Development Policy.

Faculty Research Support

SLU-Madrid's librarians offer immediate research assistance in-person, on the phone, via Zoom or via email. For an in-depth research consultation, write to or make an appointment through the following form:

The SLU-Madrid library can also help you with your accreditation for ANECA (National Agency for Quality Assessment and Accreditation). Guide of steps to follow.

Library Instruction

SLU-Madrid's librarians encourage faculty to draw upon the library's collections, technology, professional staff, and facilities to enrich their teaching and promote student learning. The library provides expertise, tailors instruction to faculty needs, and aims to make students comfortable navigating the library's rich resources. Services include:

  • Use of the library's collections, technology, and spaces
  • Use of SLU search tools
  • Advanced searching techniques
  • Course-related instruction on subject-specific resources or collections
  • Special topics, such as evaluating sources; citing, plagiarism and copyright issues; citation management; finding primary sources, fighting "Fake News"; and more
  • Customized research guides and learning objects created in collaboration with faculty

To request library instruction, please complete the Library Instruction Request Form.

Research Guides

Research Guides help faculty discover resources on a selected topic; they also connect patrons to a Subject Librarian through SLU's library system.