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Learning Resources Center: Faculty Resources

Copyright for Educators and Librarians

Reproduction of Copyrighted Works for Educators and Librarians

This PDF created by the U.S. Copyright office includes "basic information on some of the most important legislative provisions and other documents dealing with reproduction by librarians and

Need Help Finding Course Materials?

Open Education Resources

Are you familiar with Open Education Resources or OERs? OERs can include lesson plans, quizzes, syllabi, instructional modules, simulations, and textbooks that are freely available for use, adaptation, and sharing. By 'open' I do not mean it's just free to access, they have open licenses, giving you permission to retain copies, reuse the material, revise it to your tastes, remix it, and redistribute it. This is usually called the 5R permissions. These materials can be a wonderful source for inspiration!  You can also use OER textbooks in your classes to help make them more accessible to your students.

Open Education North Carolina is an initiative that aims to reduce the cost of higher education for North Carolina students by providing free, open e-textbooks for 30 of the most frequently-taught courses across North Carolina’s 2 and 4-year colleges and universities. Learn more about the program at

Check out this guide from Austin Community College for more information about OER - how to use them, where to find them, and more.

Subject Guides

If you need a class website or are just looking for a way to show students resources, let us know! You can create your very own LibGuide! See some examples of subject guides created by the library:

Course Reserves

Did you know that you can put texts on reserve so students in your class can come look at them in the library? Texts on reserve may not be checked out, but are available for short term use in the library. Making use of course reserves is a great way to make sure that all your students have access to course materials and can work around prohibitive costs. Students can simply come in to see what is on reserve.

If you want to put a text on reserve send the library an email.

Purchase Request

Is there a book you'd love to see in the library? You can submit a purchase request to let us know! 

Reserve a Room

The LRC has 3 meeting rooms and a Computer Assisted Instruction (CAI) lab.

You can reserve any of these spaces, whether for a small meeting or to instruct individual class sessions. Call the circulation desk at (252) 862-1240 or click the button below to schedule a time to use the lab or a meeting room.