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New Faculty Orientation

This guide connect new faculty to the resources, services and people on campus that are relevant to teaching, learning and research at McMaster.

Library Services for Faculty

Your Working at Mac card is your library card. Present your card with the items you wish to check out at the Library Services Desk at any McMaster library, or at one of our self check-out machines. 

Loan periods for faculty are 3 months. You will receive an email notification for Holds, Recalls, Overdues, Fines, and Replacement billing. 

 

Reserves are items (books or other materials) that are set aside for courses by instructors. These items have short loan periods to allow many student to access them. 

Details  for instructors are found at https://library.mcmaster.ca/services/reserves

 

RACER is our Interlibrary loan search tool. 

To find out more about RACER, to register for an account, and to search and request,
please go to our Borrow from Other Libraries/Interlibrary Loan page. 

MacSphere is·McMaster University’s Institutional Repository (IR). The purpose of an IR is to bring together all of a University's research under one umbrella, with an aim to preserve and provide access to that research. The research and scholarly output included in MacSphere has been selected and deposited by the individual university departments and centres on campus.

To access MacSphere and for more information, go to the MacSphere page. 

Student Accessibility Services (SAS) provides academic accommodation assistance and supports for students with disabilities at McMaster.

Library Accessibility Services (LAS) works to provide alternate format course material, and as an instructor you can help ensure students receive their needed textbooks on time. For more information on working with LAs, please go to https://library.mcmaster.ca/services/instructors.

Campus Classroom Technologies  (CCT), formerly CAVS, is responsible for the design, installation, and ongoing support audio-visual equipment in all Registrar-controlled classrooms.

More information on technology, services, and the Classroom Directory can be found on the Campus Classroom Technologies page.