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Your Library Benefits

We have what you need!

  • Baker College Libraries provide research and reference materials that support the curriculum and promote self-development. 
  • The Baker College Library System combined book collection currently consists of almost 300,000 items available for student, staff and faculty use through 11 campus libraries.
  • The libraries provide access to over 100 online resources that allow access to 60,000 magazines and journals, interactive maps covering the entire world, over 5,000 films, and 35,000 electronic books.  
  • All of the electronic resources available through the Baker College Library webpage are also available remotely using the Baker College ID card, which is also our library card. 

Members of Your Friendly Baker College Libraries Staff

Your Teaching

Library Instruction Sessions – What Librarians Can Do!

  • Design a class library instruction session for each course
  • Provide refresher sessions for upper level classes
  • Ease research anxiety and information overload
  • Discuss finding appropriate academic resources
  • Conduct library tours

Creating Library Assignments

Let the library help with your research assignments.  If instructors want students to have more exposure to the library, we can work with them to create an assignment that would incorporate more research.  

If you currently have an assignment with library work, let our library staff test it for you to be sure we have the information and resources your students will need.

Faculty Course Reserves

Do you have that perfect item to supplement your course material for the quarter?  Placing items on reserve insures that all students will have access.  Reserve items are for in-library use only, unless other arrangements are made in advance between the instructor and the library.  You may view reserves for classes.  In the Library catalog, click COURSE RESERVES and enter the instructor’s name or course number.

Items Suitable for Reserve: 

  • Single copies of personally-owned books, videos, articles or other media
  • Books available through the Baker College Library general collection
  • Supplementary course materials such as lecture notes, sample tests, answer keys

Note: Compliance with current copyright law must be assured.

To Reserve Print Materials:

  • Please allow for sufficient time for processing new reserve requests before sending students to the library. Our goal is to have materials available within 24 hours of receipt. We recommend completing the reserve process prior to the beginning of classes each quarter.

To Reserve Online Materials:

  • Contact your campus library. Provide the name of publication and article, author, publication date and volume and Issue number, if possible.
  • We will check our databases for electronic access and notify you of the status of the article's availability.
  • If your reserve item is available from one of the library's online resources, you can point your students to it using the following sample format:

Ten (updated) Principles of Academic Integrity: how faculty can foster student honesty
Donald L. McCabe and Gary Pavela. 
Change 36.3 (May-June 2004): p10(6). (3554 words)
Availability: Academic OneFile database

  • For help linking articles in Blackboard contact your campus librarians..

Note: Students must be logged into the online resources first in order to view articles.


The Copyright Professional Development guide is available for faculty and includes reference and educational material along with three self-paced training modules: