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Faculty Resources & Services

A guide to the Bishop 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 165 subject-oriented databases and services, over 75,000 full-text journals and newspapers, and over 200,000 e-books.

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


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 Internet Archives.

To request access to materials in the archives, please contact the Library Director, Maureen Bentz.

Library Social Media

Bishop Library publishes news and announcements on multiple social media platforms:


Request materials not owned by LVC via Tipasa, LVC's Interlibrary Loan system.  Interlibrary Loan is a service that provides articles/materials you find from other libraries.

Almost every LVC Library database will provide a Looking for Full-Text? link on each result.  If that fails to connect you to full-text, you'll be given an option to Request this Item through LVC Tipasa.

You can also request materials via Interlibrary Loan from the library's homepage.

With Interlibrary Loan, you'll either get a PDF of  the journal or magazine article or a hard copy that will need to be returned.

Allow 2-3 days for an article; allow up to 2 weeks for books or media.