Faculty Resources & Services at the Library: Home

A guide to the library resources and services that are available to faculty.


Bishop Library has many resources that will assist faculty with their teaching and research. 

During summer 2016, Bishop Library underwent a dramatic renovation thanks to a generous gift from the Bishop Foundation. The reimagined space includes a greater number of collaborative group study spaces equipped with digital technology and wall surfaces for sharing and generating ideas, among other innovative changes.

In house materials are supplemented by access to more than 100 subject-oriented databases and services, over 50,000 full-text journals and newspapers, and over 100,000 e-books.

This libguide will give an overview of the resources that are available to faculty at Bishop Library.

Library News & Announcements

Bishop Library publishes news and announcements in the Bishop Library blog located at www2.lvc.edu/library

Here you will find information about:

  • new services
  • new online databases
  • new library catalog features
  • building improvements
  • library surveys
  • library events 

and much more!

Interlibrary Loan

If the library does not own an item that you need, we offer ILLiad Interlibrary Loan service to borrow items or request articles from other libraries.  An ILLiad account can be created using your LVC username/password.  A quick access link to log into your ILLiad account is located in the Academic Resources channel of MYLVC. 

You can request materials as well as check on your requests through the ILLiad account.  To learn more about ILLiad, click on the ILLiad tab in this LibGuide.


Bishop Library has an archival and special collections room that houses rare and historical items including books, documents, newspapers, magazines, films, photos, yearbooks and more. 

To view the digitized collection of archival materials, which includes items such as yearbooks, college catalogs, and the Valley magazine, go to the online LVC Archives.

To request access to materials in the archives, please contact the Access Services Librarian, Maureen Bentz.


The library purchases resources to support CETL or the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning. 

CETL and Higher Education materials are located on the ground floor of the library in the CETL office area.

To learn more about CETL and to see the list of resources, click on the CETL tab in this LibGuide.

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