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Faculty Services


This web page is a guide to library resources and services for faculty at Butler. These resources and services were developed by the library staff to assist you and your students with your research needs. If you have suggestions on how to improve our services to better meet your needs, please let us know.

Quick Answers

May I bring my class in for  library instruction?

Reference librarians are available to provide library instruction at any Butler campus. Instruction sessions may be subject-specific or geared toward Internet searching and evaluation, citation creations, or general database search techniques. Library instruction in this guide will provide you with more information.

Can I place materials on reserve?

Full time and adjunct faculty can place books or DVDs from the library's general circulating collection and other course-related materials(including personal copies) on reserve for student use. To add materials for your students fill out the form on Reserves.

How do I request a purchase of materials to add to the library collection?

The Butler Libraries encourage full time and adjunct faculty to participate in developing a robust and viable library collection. Fill out and submit the Item Request Form to suggest purchases to our Director, Micaela Ayers.

What do I need to login to use the online resources of the library?

You need your Pipeline username and password.

What do I need to check out materials from the library?

You need your Facutly ID.

Get Your Own Guide

Would you like a guide for your class?

I can create a guide that is specifically designed for YOUR course(s) that includes only the resources that your students need.  You tell me what you'd like to include and I'll build it - usually in just a couple of days

Getting started is easy.  Just email me at or call me at 316-218-6371 with:

  • the course name
  • a description of the class assignments
  • some ideas about what you'd like to include in the guide(web sites, word documents, pdfs, Youtube Videos, etc.)

That's it!  Help your students help themselves.  Request a custom guide today!


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