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Library Resources & Services for Faculty

Finding Us

In Person: Trexler Library is located on the south side of Chew St., next to the Center for the Arts. The subject librarians’ offices are located on Level A inside the Writing and Information Consultation Center (WICC).

Subject Librarians

Humanities & Business
Kelly Cannon
Sciences Rachel Hamelers
Social Sciences
Jess Denke

Research Assistance and Instructional Support

Contact your subject librarian to:

  • Discuss ways to address information literacy issues and skills in courses and assignments
  • Schedule hands-on instruction in library resources, research skills, or information literacy
  • Get library research assistance
  • Discuss other types of support Trexler Library can offer

Borrowing and Interlibrary Loan

Faculty may generally check out books for the length of the semester and videos/DVDs for 7 days. (Loan periods for other materials vary.) Faculty may appoint students to be proxy borrowers. Inquire at the Circulation Desk about deputy cards. 

Materials not available from Trexler Library can be requested from other libraries using interlibrary loan request forms, through Encompass Search, or from within databases. Visit the Interlibrary Loan section (under Services) on the library website for links and information. For questions concerning the status of requests, contact Kristin Brodt in the Interlibrary Loan office at or 484.664.3510. 

Databases, Journals, and Searching for Library Resources

The Encompass Searchtab on the library’s website searches across Trexler Library’s collection, as well as other libraries’ resources. Use Encompass Search for: comprehensive access to books, journals, and videos; selected access to articles; and more.

Trexler Library offers numerous online periodical and reference databases, links to selected open-access sources, and more. Check the library’s website for full lists.

Resources by discipline can be found on the library’s website under Subject Guides.

Buying for the Collection

Faculty members are encouraged to participate in the development of Trexler Library’s collections by recommending materials for purchase. Submit requests to your departmental liaison. (Temporarily suspended due to COVID-19 costs. Please do let us know any materials you need to purchase to support your courses.)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Reserves

To place books, articles, or audiovisual materials on reserve (electronic or physical), contact Amanda Riegel at or 484.664.3606, or use the online form available from the library’s website. The library staff will seek and procure copyright permission on your behalf on those occasions when the amount you wish to place on reserve exceeds fair use.

Copyright Questions

For copyright-related questions, contact Kelly Cannon at 484.664.3602 or

Special Collections and Archives

For information about Special Collections and Archives, please visit  Notable collections include: Muhlenberg’s College Archives, Rare Book Collection, Pennsylvania German Collection, the Abrams Sheet Music Collection, and the Lehigh Valley LGBT Community Archive. If you are interested in integrating these materials into your classes, contact Susan Falciani Maldonado at 484.664.3694 or

Film Viewings

To reserve a space in the library for your class to view audiovisual materials (e.g., using a DVD the library owns or a personal copy), contact Joy LeFevre at 484.664.3501 or (Temporarily suspended due to COVID-19. Please let us know if there AV materials you would like your students to view online, and we will work with you to make that happen.)

Other Questions?

See the Finding Us section of this handout for general library and subject librarians’ contact information.

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