Teaching and Learning

Blackboard Learn is Hamilton's course management system with online classroom environments corresponding to almost every course offered at Hamilton. Login and consult online guides to Blackboard using the links below.

Get help at blackboard@hamilton.edu or 315-859-4735.

The Audiovisual Services team provides quality service and support to the Hamilton Community for their teaching and multimedia presentation needs.

Get help at avs@hamilton.edu or 315-859-4120.

The circulation department processes on average 1,500-2,000 electronic reserves a semester, the majority of which are done within the first six weeks of class. Links to electronic reserves are available in both the library catalog and Blackboard. Books, DVDs, and audio recordings are cataloged in the library catalog and available at the Burke Library circulation desk and the Music Library.

Get help at askcirc@hamilton.edu or 315-859-4479.


The Research & Instructional Design team is available to provide specialized instruction on topics such as library research, poster design, digital media creation, survey tools, mapping tools, citation management, and more.

Get help at askus@hamilton.edu or 315-859-4735.

Resource and how-to guides are available for each of Hamilton's areas of study, special topics, and educational technology. Individual course guides may be developed in consultation with your department's library liaison.

Get help at askus@hamilton.edu or 315-859-4735.

LITS subscribes to an online training library, LinkedIn Learning, that contains over 5000 video tutorials you can access 24 hours a day, seven days a week. On the Hamilton login page for LinkedIn Learning, enter your Hamilton ID and password.

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Research and Publishing

Librarians are available to consult with faculty about copyright permissions and rights retention. You can also consult our introduction to copyright law, educational fair use guidelines, and related information for faculty, staff and students who use copyrighted materials in their teaching, research and coursework.

For help, contact:

  • Course Related
    Beth Bohstedt, Director, Access Services and Collection Strategies
    bbohsted@hamilton.edu or 315-859-4485
  • Research Related
    Reid Larson, Research Librarian for Scholarly Communication and Digital Initiatives
    rslarson@hamilton.edu or 315-859-4480

Hamilton provides access to nearly 200 subscription databases.

Browse databases by title or subject area:

Link directly to some of our most frequently used multidisciplinary databases:

Get help at askus@hamilton.edu or 315-859-4735. 

The Digital Scholarship Collaborative (DiSC) advances digital scholarship by collaborating with the Hamilton Community to discover and implement innovative methods of inquiry and scholarly communication, inspiring the broader academic community to explore how digital methods can enhance their own research.

For more information, email disc@hamilton.edu.

The library delivers books and DVDs to faculty offices daily when classes are in session and twice-weekly during breaks.

Get help at askcirc@hamilton.edu or 315-859-4479.

A limited number of carrels are available for faculty use on the third floor of the Library. A request can be made to Kelly Walton in the Dean’s Office (X4615). Carrels are assigned based on need and availability.

The Hamilton Digital Commons is an open archive for scholarly and creative works by Hamilton College faculty, students and staff. The Digital Commons is part of a larger, open-access initiative among colleges and universities to expand the availability and right to use research articles in the digital environment.

For more information about the Hamilton Digital Commons and open access, contact Reid Larson at rslarson@hamilton.edu or 315-859-4480.



Interlibrary loan requests using the library catalog or the fill-in ILLiad form now arrive just as quickly as items requested using WorldCat's FirstSearch interface.

You may still use WorldCat's FirstSearch interface:

  • WorldCat
    Use the FirstSearch interface.

How do I borrow books from another library?

Hamilton community members have two library accounts: a library catalog account and an interlibrary loan account (ILLiad). Sign in to:

  • View all Hamilton resources when searching.
  • Request items.
  • Renew items.
  • View items you have requested.

How do I sign in to my library accounts?

Collections and Acquisitions

LITS subscribes to Choice Reviews as one way to assist faculty in developing our collection. Many, though not all, departments circulate Choice cards for review by their faculty. All faculty are welcome to use Choice's online portal to order books. Selections may be forwarded to asktobuy@hamilton.edu.

Get help from your liaison librarian or contact Beth Bohstedt, Director, Access Services and Collection Strategies at bbohsted@hamilton.edu or 315-859-4485.

A complete list of new and trial databases is available in the right-hand column of the Databases A to Z page.

If you have suggestions for databases that would support your teaching and research, contact your liaison librarian or Lynn Mayo, Research and Electronic Resources Librarian, at lmayo@hamilton.edu or 315-859-4746.

You can generate a list of print books and DVDs added to our collection by searching the library catalog and limiting your results to "Shelved in library" and choosing one of the options under "Recently Added."

Or, you can follow the links below to view items added to our shelves:

If you would like the library to purchase or license books, journals, databases, or other materials to support your teaching and research, please contact us.


The mission of the information security program is to protect the information assets of Hamilton College thereby reducing institutional risk. These assets include the data that Hamilton collects from its faculty, staff, students, alumni, parents, and others doing business with the College, as well as intellectual property created by members of the Hamilton College community.

Find out about your computer, the Hamilton network, your accounts and passwords, telephone and voice mail, and a variety of web-based tools.

The Audiovisual Services team provides quality service and support to the Hamilton Community for their teaching and multimedia presentation needs.

Get help at avs@hamilton.edu or 315-859-4120.

Several LITS services and software licenses are available for your home office, including Microsoft Office and anti-virus software, home computer repair, and short-term laptop loans. Employees are also eligible for cellular phone discounts from several carriers.

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