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Faculty Services & Resources

This page is intended to acquaint you with the suites of services available to faculty. Take advantage of resources and services listed and offer your suggestions for how we can better assist you and your students. If you have questions or comments please

loan periods & borrowing

FIU Faculty (current, adjunct) now have 365 days (+1 renewal) for checkout of General Collection Materials and most Government Documents!!

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Request materials to be added to the Libraries' collections.  Use our online form to place the request.

delivery services

Faculty Document Delivery Services offers delivery of articles and pull and hold services for books at the Green Library and Biscayne Bay Campus Library.

Document Delivery is a service whereby Interlibrary Loan staff "delivers" copies or scans of resources that we own to faculty desktops via our ILLiad system. Print articles in the Green Library or Hubert Library will be scanned and delivered electronically to your desktop via your ILLiad account.

Pull and Hold is a service whereby books in the Green Library or Hubert Library will be pulled and placed on the hold shelf at the Green Library, Hubert Library, Engineering Library Services Center, or FIU at I-75 for you to retrieve.

interlibrary & intercampus loan (ILLIAD)

Our ILLiad services encompass Interlibrary Loan and Intercampus Loan and Faculty Document Delivery.

  • Interlibrary Loan will locate and deliver print and online materials to you from libraries outside of FIU - i.e. items we don't own - just open up a free account to get started!
  • Intercampus Loan will transfer/deliver materials between FIU Libraries.  

Order a book and you will be notified through email that your book has arrived.  Books generally arrive within 7-10 days.

TIP: When searching WorldCat, click on the book title and use the "Send Request to ILLiad" link to order the book.  Sign-in to ILLiad and the database will fill in the form for you!

course reserves & e-textbooks

Course Reserves

Request items to be put on reserve for your class.  Books and media can be held for limited check out times, and articles can be put on e-reserve for 24/7 access for your students.


Electronic Textbooks

FIU Libraries support initiatives for electronic/e/digital textbooks. See links below for more information.

Some of the Benefits of Open Access Textbooks include:

  • Reduce Costs for Students 
  • Improve Access
  • Flexibility
  • Update content in Real Time
  • Open License allows for adopting text to course needs
  • Future Trend