UNM Valencia Campus Library

Faculty Information

Reserve Collection

Reserves provides students with easy access to class materials.
  • You provide/identify the materials (textbooks, homework solutions, readings, etc.)
  • You choose the access time period (2 hours, overnight, 1 week, etc.)
  • Reserve Request Form is available here or Circulation Desk.
  • Allow 24 hours for processing.
  • For questions, contact (925-8992).
For electronic reserves, please contact Barbara (925-8991) or .

Purchase Requests

Dr. Barbara Lovato, the Library Director, will order additional materials to support the classes you teach. Please call (925-8991) or with your suggestions.
The Library does not usually buy textbooks.


Use and services involving copyrighted materials in the Library may be permitted when
  • the material is in the public domain;
  • the copyright owner gives permission for use;
  • a contract or licensing agreement allows the use;
  • use is covered by special provisions in the law for libraries and archives (17 U.S.C. §108);
  • use is determined to be "fair use" as defined by 17 U.S.C.§107;
Classroom use of copyrighted materials may also be permitted through the "Classroom Use Exception" (17 U.S.C. §110(1)), "fair use", or the TEACH Act (17 U.S.C.§110(2)). The UNM Office of University Counsel has a Copyright and Trademarks page. Other helpful links may be found below.

ID Cards

A LOBOCARD is required for checking out materials or requesting interlibrary loans.
Come to the Library to get it.


Class Syllabi

Send a copy of your syllabi for posting on the Class Syllabi page.



Faculty members have access to more databases than students.
If you want your students to look at an article or use a particluar database,
please check with the Library or look for branch acces (green tree) on the UNM University Libraries Databases A to Z page.
Datbases listed on the VC All databases page should be available to your students.
If your "library" webpage has a picture of the VC Campus on the top--it is one of ours. If it doesn't, do not use it without checking.


Please be aware of the Library's printing guidelines.
  • Printing is free on two computers near the front desk.
  • Printing is limited to 25 sheets per day per person.
  • No multiple copies are allowed. For multiples, use the photocopy machines.
  • Default print is duplex.
  • See how much is printed


Interlibrary Loan

The Library will borrow for you or your students materials it does not own.
  • You must have current ID.
  • Request forms for books or articles can be downloaded here or found at the Circulation Desk.
  • You may call or request by e-mail from
    • (925-8991)
    • (925-8993)
  • There is no charge to you for most materials.
  • The Library does not interlibrary textbooks.
  • Please allow 10 days to 2 weeks for delivery.
You may also use Library Express from UNM Main Campus Libraries.

Library Instruction and Tours

The Library provides as requested
  • tours
  • instructions sessions
  • class web pages
  • library resource assignments, or
  • handouts
  • coordination of library instruction in online classes
Instruction sessions are usually held in the Library's Lab LRC 143 and should be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance.
You may call or request by e-mail from
  • (925-8991)
  • (925-8993)
Possible topics would include
  • topic selections,
  • research strategies,
  • finding books or articles,
  • demonstrations and activities using selected Library resources,
  • evaluation of sources,
  • internet search,
  • citation writing,
  • plagiarism, or
  • an exercise designed for your class.
The following information literacy standards may be helpful The Library has several resources also availabe.
UNM Valencia Campus Library
280 La Entrada
Los Lunas NM 87031
505-925-8501 (FAX)
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