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Library : Services for Faculty


Contact Us

Wyndham Robertson Library
Reference Desk
Hollins University
Roanoke, VA 24020
(540) 362-7465



FLEX Delivery (Fac/Staff)

Interlibrary Loan Requests

Reserve Requests

Book Purchase Requests:

Division I
Division II
Division III
Division IV


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Services for Faculty

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Course Support

  • Library Instruction for a Class
  • Reserves

Library Instruction for a Class

Working with the faculty, the library provides course-integrated research activities for students, including:
  • Class sessions
  • Individual and small-group meetings
  • Active research assignments and logs
  • Online course sites
  • Printed research guides

We will work with you to provide instruction and assignments that will complement your syllabus, improve students' research results and save you time!

  • Contact my liaison librarian for customized research instruction, assignments and tours.
    NOTE: librarians are available for individual research appointments with students at all levels (not only thesis writers).


The library will place books or films on Reserve for your classes; articles should be scanned and made available via Blackboard. In-Library use only designation is available for personal copies. Please turn your materials in early enough to allow time for processing, and include a course syllabus with your first request.

Borrowing & Requesting Materials

  • Borrowing Materials
  • Inter-Library Loan, Delivery and Pickup Services
  • Request Materials for Purchase

Borrowing Materials

Your library card # is your Hollins ID barcode. The checkout period for faculty is four months. Courtesy notices for renewals and late materials are sent to you via email.

Note: Emeriti faculty have access to all library materials including databases.

FLEX On-Campus Delivery/Pickup

The library offers on-campus delivery of our materials (books, films and articles) to faculty offices within 2 business days; pickup service is available as well.

  • HU-held materials: use the FLEX request form.
  • RC (Roanoke College) - held materials: request by using the "Request" function in the online catalog. Once requested, these items will automatically be delivered to you.
  • Contact for FLEX: Karen Ryan at 362-6090 or flex@hollins.edu.

Inter-Library Loan

Items not available at Hollins or Roanoke College can be requested via Inter-Library Loan.

Request Materials for Purchase

Your Liaison Librarian can assist you in identifying titles in a specific research area; he or she can also provide you with regular updates about new publications in your field.


  • Reference Assistance
  • Current Awareness Services

Reference Assistance

Current Awareness

The following databases offer automatic e-mail notification for tables of contents for new journal issues, or new articles added in your area of research interests:


  • Archives and Special Collections
  • Electronic Access Troubleshooting
  • Faculty Publications List
  • LibX Hollins Toolbar
  • Scanning and Photocopying

Archives and Special Collections

The Hollins Archives and Special Collections offer access to unique materials, for research and for use in your courses.

Electronic access troubleshooting

To ensure that you are using the full access and functionality of our subscription databases, always access them via the Library web page, whether you are working on- or off-campus. You will be required to enter your Hollins University network ID to verify that you are a Hollins University library user.

Faculty Publications List

The faculty publications list includes published books, articles, stories, poems, conference papers and other titles by Hollins faculty since 2009 .

LibX Hollins Toolbar

The LibX Hollins Toolbar is a browser extension for Firefox that provides direct access to your library’s resources while you are browsing online. Use just select-right click to search titles of interest in the library’s catalog, Journalfinder or Google Scholar! For more information, contact our reference staff at 362-7465 or askref@hollins.edu.

Scanning and Photocopying

To scan from the multifunction machines on the library’s first and second floors, use your Hollins network ID.

"Thank you so much for your assistance to [student]. She forwarded to me the material on steel mills you discovered for her; what an unbelievably rich trove of material. Amazing. Neither of us could have unearthed all -- or any -- of this without your help. More and more these days, I think that librarians hold the key not only to scholarship and history but also to civilization -- past, present, and future." Carrie Brown, Distinguished Visiting Professor of Creative Writing 2015