- Knowledge Commons
Information for Faculty
The Knowledge Commons: The Commons (Level 2) is the main research and technology service center that provides personal assistance, more than 250 computers and approximately 300 software applications. Let us know if your classes require software that we don’t provide.
Research Guides: We can create customized course-specific and subject guides with links to specialized library resources and services for your undergraduate and graduate classes.
Specialized Collection Services:
- Pull service that delivers books and bound journals to your office
- Scanning service that will electronically deliver print journals to your email address
- Book and media purchasing services including "rush ordering"
- Bibliometrics (journal rankings/influence, impact factors, citation analysis and other measures)
- Maintaining your rights as copyright holder and supporting open access initiatives
- Bibliographic management tools and support catering to your areas of research
Library Education Services: Faculty and instructors may request customized library instruction for their classes.
Digital Scholarship Services: The Digital Scholarship Lab (Level 1) exists to advance the use of new media and digital technologies in the research and scholarly communication activities of U of U faculty and graduate students.
- Software, equipment and workspace
- Workshops and training for multimedia creation
- Collaborative workspace
- Project planning assistance
- Saving your projects to reuse and share
- Saving data sets
- An Idea Blog to learn how others are engaging in digital scholarship
- Convenient access to Marriott Library information resources to use in your projects
- Help with data management
Liaisons – Your Link to the Library: Liaisons are assigned to departments and programs to serve as the primary advocate, contact and information conduit for the department. Liaisons serve on teams in providing research assistance, classes and curriculum support, collection building, development of online guides and tools and other kinds of assistance for academic programs.
Suggest a Purchase: Our user driven collection acquisitions model is intended to ensure that what the library purchases is what is needed by faculty and students. Use this form to suggest a purchase or contact your departmental liaison.
Interlibrary Loan: Items not found at the Marriott Library will be requested from another library through Interlibrary Loan.
Media Resources: The library has an extensive media collection, which includes DVDs, Videocassettes, CDs, online video resources and even older formats.
Classrooms: The Marriott Library offers a large number of classrooms that are available for scheduling. Many of the rooms offer a full audio-visual suite.
USpace: You are invited to contribute your work to USpace, the University of Utah’s open access institutional repository. USpace collects and maintains intellectual writings such as published journal articles (pre- and post- print), conference papers and proceedings, creative research, data sets, reports, theses and dissertations and other scholarly endeavors by our faculty. It provides free open access to anyone in the world.
Digital Library The Marriott Library hosts more than 100 digital collections containing more than one-million digital photographs, newspapers, maps, books, audio recordings and other items.
Special Collections: This department (Level 4) acquires and makes available books, periodicals, documents, photographs, films, maps, and other original materials documenting the history of Utah, the Mormons, and the West, with the addition of the Middle East and the University of Utah. You will find an extensive collection of primary source materials surrounding Native Americans, Pioneers, Mormonia, ethnic groups and immigration, politics and noted citizens. A vibrant Book Arts Program offers a variety of courses and workshops.