Your NLC Library for Instructors

Your NLC Library can help Instructors and programs in the following ways:

  • Student Library sessions in person or online
    • Orientation to the Library
    • Plagiarism session
    • Using style guides (APA, Chicago, MLA)
    • Using databases and other digital services
    • Research basics
    • Other topics as requested
  • Group or individual Library sessions for faculty in person or online
    • Using specific services or subscriptions
    • PD sessions as requested
    • Other topics as requested
  • Library resources for curricular, personal, or professional development
    • Video streaming links or curricular DVD routing
    • eResources for online sharing
    • Interlibrary loans from other institutions
    • Courier resources to patrons at their home campuses
    • Purchase requests for resources or digital services will be considered
  • Troubleshooting digital resource issues
  • Student (or faculty) Library ID and PIN issues
  • Copyright guidance
Contact Your NLC Library

Ways to contact the Library:

  • The "Contact Us" form link on the Library web page
  • The phone numbers on the Library web page or in the NLC phone system
  • The NLC Outlook email "Library" address
Searching Your NLC Library

Learn about doing research in the Library

Remember: Your College ID and password are required to access digital library material off campus. Your barcode and PIN are used to access physical items, and to place holds on items. 

Learn about Library barcode IDs and PINS on the Library orientation page HERE.

Creating "persistent links"

All digital library resources can be configured to share with students in Moodle, in documents, or by email. These links are called "persistent links", "permanent links", or "permalinks".

These links can be accessed from anywhere. Because the links are for licensed subscription content, users must have their Student ID and password to access digital resources from off campus.

Step-by-step instructions for creating shareable digital links can be found HERE.



Video Tutorial - Persistent Links


Persistent Links Video

Online Educational Subscriptions


Copyright Resources

Copyright is handled by the library. Contact us with any questions!

Copyright Matters!: Key questions and answers for teachers (2016) is available HERE.

The Library's comprehensive Copyright Guide is available HERE.

Using Curriculum Builder

Curriculum Builder is an instructor tool for creating reading lists in D2L. It allows you to embed library resources into your LMS for your students to use.

Here’s how Curriculum Builder works:

  1. Search your library’s content from within D2L
  2. Click “Add to Reading List” to save your selections
  3. Add other digital resources using URLs
  4. Annotate reading list items

You can find more detailed instructions here

What is Faculty Select?

Faculty Select is an interface that faculty can search for textbooks and eBooks from top academic publishers that are listed as OER’s (Open Educational Resources), or OA’s (Open Access). They can be embedded directly into your course, and provide open and affordable course materials for you and your students. Using Open Access or Open Education Resources means that your students can access course materials at no cost.

How do I use Faculty Select?

To search for an item in Faculty Select, you will need to follow these steps: 

  1. Go to
  2. My NLC
  3. My NLC Staff Login
  4. Departments
  5. Library
  6. You will then be presented with a page, with the option to click "Find Open Educational Resources (OERs) for your class using Faculty Select!"

From this page, you can now search for any topic or subject. You can preview any item by clicking "Preview this book". If you would like to use any of the resources in your course, you will need to get approval from the library, to send in a request you will click "Request a purchase of this item from your library", then fill in your information and the library will get back to you as soon as possible.