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Library Guides is a web 2.0 content management and publishing system created and maintained by SpringShare and managed by the Office of Information Literacy. The Library Guides system is run on the SpringShare servers. Library employees use it to curate knowledge and share information by creating subject guides, course guides, information portals, research help pages, etc.

When is this service available

Library Guides are public web pages, which are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Priority level for this service

Problems with Library Guides are dealt with during normal business hours by the Office of Information Literacy.

How to report a problem

To report general problems, questions, or concerns about Library Guides, email the Office of Information Literacy at or log a ticket with Info Lit.

Who can use this service

Library Guides accounts to author content are available to all Library Faculty, Staff, Academic Professionals, and units. In some cases, specific additional users form worldwide could be added as editors to specific guides in Library Guides and such access is managed by the owner of a particular Library Guide.  Any user worldwide can view Library Guides.


What you must have to use this service

  • Log-in information to individual or unit LibGuides account. Users must have full or part-time employment status with the Library as a faculty, AP, or staff member to be eligible for individual LibGuides accounts. Unit accounts are available to any library unit with a unit-level email account. In some cases, an editor account could be created for users from worldwide with access to specific guides in LibGuides. To request an account, email the Office of Information Literacy at
  • Computer with an internet connection and web browser installed.

Service Managers

Lisa Hinchliffe

Crystal Sheu

Dependencies on other services

Library Guides are hosted on servers maintained by SpringShare, and are dependent on that infrastructure. Many pages have widgets connecting to Easy Share and Ask a Librarian. Library Guides would still function without these, but with a degraded user experience.

Date created

June 10, 2015

Date last reviewed

June 10, 2015