Library Services for UNE Faculty

As a UNE faculty member, you can access UNE’s online resources and services with your UNE login name and password. This is the same information you use to access myUNE, U-Online, Banner and Blackboard.

How do I access online resources? Certain Library services require a UNE ID barcode (including borrowing physical books, utilizing Download Library eBooks and audiobooks and checking your library record). If you have not been issued a UNE ID card, please contact Human Resources to request one. If you have an ID card and are experiencing trouble using it, please contact the Library Circulation Desk at (207) 602-2361 on the Biddeford Campus or (207) 221-4330 on the Portland Campus.

Getting Information to Your Students

Course Reserves

We provide access to course reserves at our Circulation Desks. Course reserves are materials you provide to the Library which are for in-library use only, ensuring that they remain accessible to your students. Materials are placed on reserve by submitting a Library Reserve Form in accordance with the Reserve Guidelines. Your students can search reserve items in the Library’s catalog using your name or course number.

Copyright Policy & Guidelines

UNE faculty, staff and students are expected to comply with UNE’s Copyright Policy & Guidelines whenever applicable. Please consult the policy and guidelines before submitting materials for course reserve. For help determining your case for fair use of materials, use UNE Library Services Fair Use Checklist.


UNE’s online learning system, Blackboard, is useful for giving your students online access to class materials, assignments, readings, etc. You can link the UNE Library’s full text journal articles and eBook chapters to your Blackboard course. Let us show you how. For assistance with Blackboard, please contact UNE's ITS Department

Library User Instruction

Our mission is to foster inquiry and independent, life-long learning and support the information needs of the University. Because students often need guidance to develop information literacy skills, Reference & Instruction Librarians provide instruction to do just that. We also offer general library orientations; specific instruction tailored to a course, discipline or assignment; online course guides; and individual research consultations. To schedule a Library User Instruction session for your class or department contact your departmental library liaison.

Course Guides

UNE Reference & Instruction Librarians can compile an online Course Guide for your students. A Course Guide is a list of resources tailored to a specific course or assignment. See an example. Contact your departmental library liaison to set up a Course Guide.

Writing the Paper & Style Manuals

You may wish to direct your students to our Writing the Paper & Style Manuals page. This page includes links to documents intended to help with frequently-asked questions about publication styles, correct citation formats, finding and recognizing academic/scholarly journal articles and plagiarism.

Checking for Plagiarism

If you use Blackboard in your course, a built-in plagiarism checker called SafeAssign is included. Follow the information for "Instructors" and "in CE & Vista," which is UNE's Blackboard version. UNE's ITS Department can assist with any Blackboard questions you may have.

If you would like to check sections from a document, Google can be a useful tool. Copy and paste the line or section of suspect writing into Google's search bar and place it in quotes to compare it to a wide array of resources. Free online plagiarism checker sites are also available, such as Plagiarisma and Plagiarismchecker.

For resources on plagiarism avoidance, take a look at our Writing the Paper & Style Manuals page.