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Services for BYU Faculty: Teaching

Course Specific Library Instruction

If you would like to request library instruction specific to a course assignment, please contact your Subject Librarian who can arrange for your class to receive that instruction in one of the library's instruction rooms.  Check the library directory for Subject Librarian contact information.

Customized Course Guides

Request that a Course Guide be created to guide your students to specific resources for their research papers and class assignment(s). Here's a link to current Course Guides:  If you would like to request a course guide, contact your Subject Librarian or Reference Specialist in the library department that supports the subject of your course, and we'll be glad to develop a guide for your class.

Experiential Studio

Teach and learn in an environment uniquely designed to support interdisciplinary, library-integrated, and experiential learning.




Located on Level 4 South

Other Spaces

Instruction Rooms

Reynolds Auditorium
The Reynolds Auditorium is a state-of-the-art presentation facility designed to showcase scholarly lectures, university conferences and symposium

Special Collections Classroom
The Special Collections Classroom is primarily used to host library staff and faculty meetings, class/group presentations, and other library events


                            The library houses a large collection of documentary, educational, foreign, and commercial entertainment films (DVDs & Blu-ray) on Level 4 North. Go to the Film Finder search to review what we have.There is also a large collection of music CDs in the same location. Streaming video and audio databases are also available through the library web site. 

You can put your, or library media on reserve for a class and have your students view or listen to them in the library. There are single viewing/listening stations on Level 4 both on the north side near the Music Help Desk, and on the south side in the near Software Training. Portable DVD/Blu-Ray players are available for check out from the General Help Desk on Level 3. There are a couple of media viewing rooms for groups on Level 4 South:

  • Room 4824 is a state of the art HD Viewing Room that can be reserved by faculty, students and staff. The room has 43 auditorium seats, an HD projector, sound surround and a Blu-ray player. 
  • 4822 is a small viewing rooms, where 2-5 patrons can view videos in a small group setting.

To reserve any of the above viewing rooms online go to

Course Reserve

If you would like material placed on reserve for your students to access, please contact the library's Course Reserve team at: (801) 422-2947 or

  • Location 3446 HBLL
    (Circulation Desk)
  • Hours M–F 8 am – 5pm
    Sat Closed

Teaching with Primary Sources

The L. Tom Perry Special Collections offers access to primary resources and rare, one-of-a-kind materials. Special Collections staff can help instructors design course assignments using primary sources found in Special Collections and even meet with classes to show students items from the collection. For more information about personnel, specific collections, exhibits, and Special Collection policies go to their website at

Writing & Research Help

Do your students need help with selecting a topic, narrowing in on a topic, understanding how to cite their sources, or learning the mechanics of writing? Send them to the library's Research and Writing Center for help. The center is staffed by writing and research tutors who can teach students basic research and writing skills. They are located on Level 3 in 3322 HBLL. For more information go to the RWC web page.

Also, send your students to the Help Desk for the subject area of your class where they can get one-on-one assistance finding material for their research topics.