Required Textbooks Reminder

Hello Fuller Students!

As the fall quarter approaches, the following is a gentle reminder regarding required textbooks.

The Hubbard Library may have many of your required books as an eBook or in print, however, it is the students’ responsibility to check the library website for availability. It does remain the responsibility of the student to obtain required texts if the library is unable to purchase eBooks or provide access to print books. Library staff do try to provide access as best as we can, however, we cannot guarantee access to every required textbook for every student.

If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact
Daniell Whittington
Executive Director of the Library

eReserves Discontinuation for Fall 2020

Due to rising copyright costs and the growth of online access to databases and journals, the eReserves service will be discontinued starting fall 2020. In an effort to assist in this transition, a LibGuide has been made to help with understanding copyright and how to utilize resources, located here.  The Hubbard Library has how-to videos and reference librarians who can instruct in using and researching in our databases and online journals.  Below are some answers to questions about the dissolution of this service. 

What does this mean?

At the end of summer 2020 quarter, eReserves module will be closed on the Canvas module. Requests for scans of articles or chapters will no longer be fulfilled. 

How do I get my resources linked in my syllabus and in my Canvas course?

You can find links to your resources by searching for them at Fuller’s library site here. The Teaching & Learning team has a video here to show you how best to link your resources for your course. 

What is the max amount of a work I can scan and upload to my course?

To stay within Fair Use, it is advisable to stay within 10% or less of a book. Any more and this won’t be covered under Fair Use. Ten percent of a book roughly equals one chapter. 

What if I need more than 10% of a particular work?

There are three ways to secure copyright without breaking copyright law. 

  • Check our Annual License (instructions on how to do so are located here) to see if the excerpt is covered.
  • Check to see if the Hubbard Library has the book as an eBook through our catalog. If not, submit a request through Suggest a Book
  • If the book is not available as an eBook for institutions, it is suggested to make this text required and students will have to purchase it in either print or digital format. 

If scans are already made for the class, can I upload them to my course?

Unfortunately, only if it is 10% or less of the book. The Library had paid for copyright for each quarter for those scans, so more that 10% would fall outside of fair use. If these scans are uploaded without the publisher’s permission, Fuller may be subject to a lawsuit. 

Can the reference librarians find the resources I need for a course?

Reference librarians are available to assist in navigating Hubbard Library’s resources but cannot compose lists of items for faculty. 

Can I use ILL to fulfill requests for my class?

ILL is only for personal use only due to our agreements with other libraries. Scans for a class need to be done through your own means. 

Are there any exceptions?

Items may be requested for eReserves only for Spanish and Korean courses due to the limited worldwide availability of these books. Even in these languages, faculty are encouraged to find alternative digital resources whenever possible.

If you have any other questions, please contact

Response to Library Access Concerns

The David Allan Hubbard Library continues to be committed to our students and faculty during this unprecedented time. Many concerns were addressed during the SOT/SIS Town Hall about the library and access to necessary resources. While nothing can replace the experience of physical access to the library and our geophysical resources, we are all learning how to adapt due to this global pandemic. Our services continue to develop, however, we realize for many they will look different in comparison to your academic pursuits prior to COVID-19. 

As the library evolves its services and offerings in a safe manner to protect students and staff, we are grateful for your patience and flexibility. The Hubbard Library and Fuller Theological Seminary is limited by local and state guidelines and our commitment to the safety of the Fuller community. 

We are working hard to keep up with requests for our online services and are dedicated to doing so until the library can reopen safely. At the end of this post is a list of our online and distance resources the Hubbard Library offers our current students, faculty, and staff. We also highly encourage those to utilize our online tutorials and contact our reference librarians for additional help. General inquiries can also be sent to, and you will be directed to the appropriate person. 

Thank you all for your patience and grace while we reimagine our services to our patrons. 


Daniell Whittington
Executive Director of the Library


COVID-19 Services Currently Offered at David Allan Hubbard Library

Book Pick Up – library staff will package and make available books for patrons. A confirmed day and time will be sent to the patron for pick up at the library.
Books By Mail – available for patrons who live outside a 50 mile radius of the Pasadena campus
Library How Tos – contains videos and handouts of some online resources.
InterLibrary Loan – for items the Hubbard Library does not have. Items will be picked up via the Book Pick Up form on the Pasadena campus.
Scan on Demand – for chapters and articles which are less than 10% of an entire work
Suggest a Book – use it to send the library suggestions for items we should have in our collections or for us to check if a print book is available and an eBook.
Reference Librarian appointment calendar – schedule an appointment with our reference librarians for assistance with our online resources and getting started with research projects.
Library Catalog – the gateway in locating our resources. You can virtually browse our shelves by clicking the “Browsing the Shelf” function in an item’s record.


Library Contact Information 

General information, library accounts and due dates:
Reference and research assistance:
Ebooks and databases:
Scanning and interlibrary loan:
Archival inquires:

Books by Mail & InterLibrary Loan Update

The David Allan Hubbard Library is happy to report our Books by Mail and InterLibrary Loan (ILL) are again available for our students and faculty. Additional guidelines for both services are listed through our LibGuide here. A note for ILL, print requests are entirely dependent on participating libraries, which means your request may be cancelled if no library is able to supply the item. Also, ILL fulfillment may take longer due to mandatory book isolation.

Please update your mailing address via your library account.

Hubbard Library may also stop both services if it is no longer safe to offer.

Email for any questions or concerns. Thank you!

Hubbard Library Book Pick Up – Update

Starting June 16, 2020, the Hubbard Library is now allowing unlimited book pick ups per week, at 8 books per pick up. The request form will now reflect this change. Please note we will try as hard as possible to fulfill requests in a timely manner. If you have submitted multiple requests prior to today, please email so we can try to combine your requests.

  • Reference works
    Reason: reference works are expensive and if lost or damaged will have to be replaced. Patrons can request scans of chapters through Scan on Demand.
  • Course Reserves books
    Reason: the library needs required texts for scanning and eReserves. Patrons can request scans of chapters through Scan on Demand.
  • Journals (bound and loose)
    Reason: it is difficult to replace journals, especially bound ones, since publishers only print them once. Patrons can request scans of articles through Scan on Demand.
  • Special Collections
    Reason: items in special collections have been deemed rare and needed for in-library use only. These can be expensive and or impossible to replace.

Thank you for your patience as we adjust and evolve this new service. For questions, please email

WEPA Machine in Mailroom Breezeway

In an effort to assist with the student need for printing, a WEPA machine has been moved to the Mail Room breezeway in Payton Hall. This area will be open for access while the Mail Room is open from 8am – 4pm. Supplies are available to sanitize prior to usage.

If you have questions on how to use WEPA, please view our how-to page here.

The Library receives notifications of paper jams and other errors related to the machine. We will try and fix these errors as soon as we are able.

A special thank you to IT for helping in this matter.