Collections & Copyright

The Mohawk College Library carefully selects items to support both student and faculty success. New content is selected by Liaison Librarians and in consultation with Faculty.

The library includes Open Educational Resources, including textbooks, in our selection processes.Open educational resources are scholarly works with a copyright license that allows them to be freely used and adapted, as needed. 

We welcome faculty requests. Review Our Collection Development Policy. Please note that the library does not generally purchase required textbooks for the collection. To request access to items held in other libraries, consider using our Interlbrary Loan Service. 

Mohawk College Faculty and Instructors may place copies of a text on reserve.  Course reserves are identified as heavily used or required course materials. 

Course reserves provide students with greater access to materials that support their learning objectives. These resources can be the property of the library or the instructor. The Library's Collection Development Policy states that required textbooks will not automatically be purchased by the Library. Our reserve collection is available to students at each of our three campuses and the loan period for these items is at the instructor's discretion.

For more information on library reserves, please contact your Liaison Librarian.

The Mohawk College Library purchases books, ebooks, journals, magazines, videos and databases. 

In consultation with Faculty, Liaison Librarians select resources for the collection. New high-quality content is acquired regularly. 

Library resources support learning outcomes, student success, and faculty research priorities. Among criteria used to make purchasing decisions, are relevance to curriculum, cost, and availability.

Please refer to our Collection Development Policy for more information and connect with the Liaison Librarian for your program area.

Mohawk Library owns and licenses a wide variety of books, ebooks, articles, streaming videos and databases to support your courses. Library materials can be embedded and linked into MyCanvas. Please refer to our Linking & Embedding guide or connect with your Liaison Librarian for details.

Interlibrary Loan Request

Have you found a great article but only the abstract is available? We can help!

Interlibrary Loan is a free service made available to current Mohawk College students, faculty and staff.

Interlibrary Loan Request Form