Library Digital Resources

Your guide to using Library and Learning Services remotely.


While library spaces are currently closed, many of the services and resources offered by Library & Learning Services are still available. All Library & Learning Services staff are available by Email or Chat with Us. Regular hours of service have resumed remotely. See Today’s Hours for our online availability.

Guides for Teaching Remotely

Library Services

Librarians are available to book virtual research and citation workshops. Whether you are looking for a syncronous or asyncronous solution, we'll do our best to develop a custom online session to suit your needs.

See SLATE-to-Library Integrations for the numerous ways you can connect students to library resources and services.

To speak with someone about your specific needs, please email Gouthami Vigneswaran.

Fair dealing guidelines must be observed for all course materials. See Copyright Guidance > Fair Dealing.

To digitize your course readings, see eCOR: Course Readings.

Use eCOR to link to:

  • Textbook chapters -- As library spaces are currently closed and staff do not have access to textbooks, please scan copies of your textbook chapters and upload them to eCOR. Library staff will verify permitted uses and secure permissions. We recommend Genius Scan and Adobe Scan for mobile scanning.
  • Journal articles, e-books, streaming videos, etc., in library databases
  • Resources on the Internet

If you do not have a copy of the textbook and require library staff to scan from a Sheridan copy of the book please complete the Faculty Book request form by filling in the necessary information in columns B-G. Be sure to include: Page numbers/Chapter to be scanned, the date of by which you need it, Campus, Course Code. Please log back into this link to check the status of this process. Please note that turnaround time will depend on the service demand and availability of our staff.

Please note that turnaround time will depend on the service demand and availability of our staff.

Textbooks on short term loan or reserve are not currently available to students.

To support course preparations, however, the library will accommodate requests from faculty for print materials through an on-call curbside service. To request a curbside pickup, please fill out columns B-D of the Faculty Book Request spreadsheet.

To post up to 10% of your textbook on SLATE, please submit an eCOR request through SLATE.

Consider switching to Open Educational Resources! For support, please see the Open Educational Resources Guide.

There are lots of great captioning products and other tools to help improve the accessibility of your content. If you have questions regarding the best tool to use, please email Madeleine Crew (Access and Instructional Support Technician).

SOURCE is Sheridan’s collaborative commons for scholarly output, research, and creative excellence that enriches our approach to teaching and learning, and expresses Sheridan's values.

SOURCE can help faculty to continue their research, scholarly and creativity activities in the online environment:

  • Deposit their research publications due to open access funding requirement.
  • Contribute collaborative works such as conferences, events, speakers’ series, or similar.
  • Promote their work on the Internet where the education and research communities will be accessing most of their information.
  • Highlight exceptional student work that reflects the course or program.

How do I contribute work?

  • Current Sheridan faculty, staff, and administration: Send us your C.V., list of works, or individual items of work through the simple Contribution Process. Alternatively you can contact the SOURCE Team and tell us about the contribution you wish to have published in SOURCE. We’ll take it from there.

  • Current Sheridan students: Contact your professor for sponsorship.

Here are some tips for using copyrighted works in SLATE:

  • Link to online resources when available. Linking is the best practice for copyright compliance.
  • Use online journal articles, e-books, streaming videos, etc., in Sheridan Library’s databases. Be sure to use permanent or stable links for off-campus access. See Linking to Library Resources
  • Avoid linking to or embedding Internet resources that aren’t uploaded by the creators (e.g., full length movies on YouTube and textbooks from traditional publishers).
  • Search the Library to see if the library has a particular video. The library has subscribed to a wide range of educational and entertainment videos. Faculty may stream these videos in a synchronous classroom or ask students to watch the videos on their own.
  • Follow the fair dealing guidelines when copying content from print resources. Generally, faculty may copy up to 10% or an entire chapter/section/article of a work to share with students in a course. Scanned PDFs may be posted in SLATE under these guidelines.
  • Use publicly available images on the Internet that do not have a watermark or a clear notice on the source site that copying requires the owner’s permission. Avoid using commercial stock photos and photographers’ images without a licence or permission.
  • Check out images, charts, and statistical graphs available in library databases.
  • Cite your sources. Refer to the Citation Guide for information on APA, MLA and other citation guides.
  • Share presentation slides and instructional material in SLATE, if a faculty chooses to do so, with the copyright considerations mentioned above.

Consultations are available to help faculty with their copyright questions. Faculty may also refer their students for copyright help on their projects. Please contact Sam Cheng, the Copyright Coordinator, by email at: copyright@sheridancollege.ca.

See Open Educational Resources. Open textbooks and open educational resources can be accessed digitally and used at no cost. In many cases, these resources can be adapted and modified to fit a faculty’s needs. Plus, there are established repositories for finding reliable open textbooks and digital assets created by university and college professors.

Consultations are available to help faculty with OER requests by emailing Sam Cheng.

Library Ed Tech

Library & Learning Services maintains a subscription to iSpring Suite. iSpring does not provide free accounts.

To request assistance with building a module, please email:

Library & Learning Services maintains a subscription to PowToon. Powtoon does provide free accounts, if you wish to create your own.

To request assistance with building a module, please email:

Kahoot is a web-based app that offers free accounts. Key resources to get you started include:

To speak with someone about your specific needs, please email Shelley Woods.

Log in to Kahoot!

Jing is a desktop app. Download the app for free. Key resources to get you started include:

To speak with someone about your specific needs, please email Kathleen Oakey.

Download Jing

Padlet is a web-based product that offers up to 3 padlets (aka boards) for free. Key resources to get you started include:

To speak with someone about your specific needs, please email Claire Wollen.

Log in to Padlet

Get Help

Email a librarian to book an appointment: