Help for Faculty & Graduate Students

Research & Curriculum Support Consultation

Schedule a consultation with one of our subject librarians. We can familiarize you with our resources and create specialized Research Guides for your classes, which can easily be embedded in Canvas.  We can also help with formulating a data plan and consult with you regarding open access and other publishing options.

Schedule a Library Instruction Session

We offer classes on research strategies and effective use of library and Web resources. These can be offered during your scheduled class meeting, or you can point students to pre-recorded tutorials.
Request instruction here!

Put Items on Course Reserves

Course Reserves allow for the short term loan (2 hours, 1 day, or 3 days) of either library-owned or personal copies of materials. We can also provide links to ebooks, articles, and, under certain circumstances, scans of print materials.

Print Materials

  • Option 1: Submit the Hard Copy Reserves Request Form.
  • Option 2: For faster service, print the form and bring it and the item you wish to place on Reserve to the service desk at the library where you want the item to be available. Paper copies of the form are also available at each library.
  • Complete one form for each title you wish to have on Reserve.
  • We encourage you to put personal or departmental copies on Reserve. These will be returned at the end of the semester.

Deadlines:We encouraged you to notify us as soon as you decide to put items on Reserve. Requests submitted 3 weeks before the start of classes will be ready on the first day of class. Items submitted after that will be processed in the order they are received.

Scans & Electronic Access

Permalinks are found in the right sidebar of item records in the library catalog. We can assist in locating available permalinks to e-books, articles and other streaming media you can link to from within Canvas. If we own a hard copy of the item, and the portion you need is in compliance with fair use, we have free flatbed scanners you can use to create a PDF to upload within Canvas. You can also submit a request form for scanning assistance.  Please use this form to request scans or links.


Reserves team by Branch

Need to contact someone? Reach out to our reserves team member at your branch library:

Centennial Science & Engineering Library: Kyle Nelson –
Fine Arts & Design Library: Jason Asenap, –
Zimmerman Library: Chesney Christner,

Stream Library DVDs with Lumiere

If you are an instructor and want to show a DVD we own to you class online, we can help set that up via Lumiere.

Research Data Services

Contact our Research Data Services program to find out how we help you with your data management plans and provide storage space for your data.

Library Express/Interlibrary Loan

Library Express is a document delivery service for the UNM collections. Request material from UNM collections to be copied and delivered electronically. Books and other physical items can be picked up at Zimmerman Library. InterLibrary Loan (ILL) allows you to request materials from other libraries around the world. 
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Request a Purchase

Looking for a book or journal we don’t have? We are ready to work with you to build the collections you need for teaching and research.
Contact your subject librarian or request a purchase now.

UNM Digital Repository

UNM scholars, researchers, and departments can deposit electronic articles, data and other materials in the digital repository. Contact us at to learn how we can help disseminate your research.
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Study at the Library

Locked study rooms and lockers can be assigned to individual UNM graduate students. Full policy>>

The Jim and Mary Lois Friday Hulsman Graduate Commons is located in the basement level of Zimmerman Library.