IvyOnline Faculty Guide: Services

Library Services

Research Assistance

person at deskOur professional librarians are here to provide you and your students with research supports for any information need or research project. Librarians guide students through the research process and help them acquire research skills.

  • In-person at any Ivy Tech library location - check location webpage for hours and availability.
  • Ask-A-Librarian - email-based research help can be found on local library websites or statewide library websites. Emails can be submitted at any time. 
  • Lib-Chat - chat, and video-conference chat service. Can be accessed from either statewide or local Ivy Tech library       Websites. Hours may vary. 
  •  Phone - check local library websites for telephone numbers. Phone calls are not for in-depth research assistance but     will get you a quick response to general questions. 


teacher at blackboardThere is not a centralized location for requesting library research instruction for your class. Contact your local Ivy Tech library or use Ask-a-Librarian.

  • Synchronous/ Video-Conference - For classes that hold synchronous sessions, a librarian can join your session to present the needed library research instruction.
  • Asynchronous/Recordings - Librarians can provide prerecorded instruction that can be integrated into your IvyLearn course. It is best to collaborate with a librarian so they can create instruction that is customized to your course and     students' research needs. 
  • Workshops - Web-conference (Zoom) based workshops that students can attend outside of class. Basic Research sessions may be held throughout the semester. Workshops specifically for your course can be designed by collaborating with your librarian. 
  • Videos - Short video tutorials that can be embedded into your IvyLearn course. 


linksCollaboration with a librarian can take many forms but will make sure that your students have to access the best resources for their research or information projects and the skills to utilize those resources. 

  • Course Resources and Course Reserves
  • Instruction and Tutorials
  • Library Guides -  specific for your course or section
  • Materials recommendation


desk computer and chairStudents and Instructors can use library space at any location. Facilities differ by location. 

  • Wifi
  • Group and quiet study space
  • Computer access
  • Printers, copiers, and scanners

Academic Libraries of Indiana

outline of the state of indianaThis reciprocal borrowing program allows you to use the space and materials at any of the participating academic libraries. This program is available to both students and staff. 

  • Go to the ALI website to learn more
  • Bring a photo ID to the library to get an ALI borrowing card. 

Fair Use and Copyright

paper with copyright logo and pencilNone of our librarians are copyright lawyers. We can help guide you in some aspects of fair use of materials in academic settings. Our Fair Use Brochure has more information.