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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:

Contact Subject Librarians for library research instruction, research assistance, and appointments with students. Provide class syllabi to 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 the library website.

24 Hour Access:

Assistance is available 24 hours a day through our chat service - visit the library webpage for details.

Dean's Welcome:

The Interim Dean of Libraries has created a Welcome Letter that discusses past year accomplishments and upcoming plans.

Knowledge Commons

The Knowledge Commons is:

  • a central point for library services
  • a place where the UND community can find information on a wide variety of services
  • located on main (2nd) floor of CFL

Visit the library webpage about the Knowledge Commons to learn more.

Other Campus Libraries

CFL has three branch libraries on the UND campus:

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

There are independent libraries for the School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) and the School of Law.

Each of these libraries serve specialized needs. Visit the websites of each for information about their locations, services, and collections.

Other Newcomer Guides

Guides Geared Towards New Campus Members

Stay Up to Date

Stay up-to-date with the latest news on the 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