Faculty & Staff​

Teaching and Classroom Support

Using Library eBooks & Open Educational Resources in Your Courses

  • Shafer Library licenses eBooks from a variety of well-know publishers. If you are looking for content which you and your students can access without additional costs, consider using these materials. Go to our eBooks Collection resource page to see all of our licensed content and links to open access texts.

  • Open Educational Resources (Shafer Library)

Locating Journal Articles


Getting Books from Other Ohio Libraries

  • You can directly request books & DVDs from other Ohio academic & public libraries and pick them up at Shafer Library. Details at Find Books & eBooks

Can't Find a Book or Journal Article?

  • Submit a special request and the library will try to obtain a copy. Article | Book

Copyright Considerations & Fair Use


Copyright infringement can occur when you:

  • Make a copy of a work (upload and post; photocopy)

  • Distribute a digital or print copy of a work to your students

  • Perform a work

Some things you can do to minimize copyright infringement:

  • Use Shafer Library's licensed content and provide a link to the journal article or e-book

  • Use openly licensed works

  • Use works in the public domain

  • Obtain a print copy of a book or DVD from a library

Tools to help you decide whether your use of a copyrighted work is Fair Use:

Information on Copyright & Fair Use:

Disclaimer: This information does not constitute legal advice. If you have any questions about copyright and fair use, we will direct you to resources to help you better understand this legal landscape.

Questions? Contact Your College Librarian




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