Faculty Resources: Chester Fritz Library

Support for your teaching and research

Get to Know the Library

Welcome faculty!

We're here to provide support for your teaching and research, and we'd like to highlight a few of our services that may interest you. 


Contact Subject Librarians:

Provide class syllabi to Subject Librarians and contact them for library research instruction, research assistance, and appointments with students (e.g., through Starfish). Syllabi help librarians with collection development, instruction, and research assistance.

Research Guides:

Assist students in using library resources like searching databases, requesting interlibrary loans, and tutorials. Provide links to our Subject Area Research Guides.

Research Databases:

Browse an A-Z list of library-subscribed databases where you can sort by subject.

Create Permalinks:

Create & use proxied Permalinks to licensed library journal articles within emails or Blackboard. The link provides statistical counts of material usage for the library.

Research Skills:

We offer tutorials, one-on-one assistance and classroom instruction to help students with their research skills. More information about students' research skills can be found on our website.

Dean's Welcome:

The Dean of Libraries has created a welcome guide that gives more in-depth information about campus libraries as well as library trends in general.

Knowledge Commons

New Service at Chester Fritz Library - Knowledge Commons

Beginning Fall 2020, the Knowledge Commons is open! It is:

  • A central “Academic One Stop” where students can access a wide variety of services
  • Located on main (2nd) floor of CFL
  • Students receive peer-to-peer assistance from other undergraduate students

Partners include:

  • Chester Fritz Library
  • Career Services
  • Writing Center
  • Learning Services

Stay Up to Date

Stay up to date with the latest newest on Chester Fritz Library (CFL):

Senate Library Committee

The Senate Library Committee provides guidance and oversight by serving in an advisory capacity to the Dean of Libraries regarding library policies and planning and to report to appropriate bodies on library matters.


  • Dean of Libraries - concurrent with office
  • Faculty - three year term
  • Students - one year term

Branches & Other Campus Libraries

CFL has three branch libraries:

  1. Energy & Environmental Research Center Library
  2. F.D. Holland Geology Library
  3. Gordon Erickson Music Library

In addition to CFL and its branch libraries, UND has two other libraries: one located in the School of Medicine and Health Sciences and another in the School of Law.