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Library Research Guides

Integrating Library Services and Resources with Canvas

Information for instructors on how to integrate University of Michigan library resources into Canvas sites. Also, how to give someone Librarian access to your site.

Finding your subject librarian

Canvas does not automatically know which librarian to add to your site. Do you? If you're not sure, you can explore the list of subject librarians available at the Library website or at the Kresge Library website.

Subject librarians at the University Library

Ross School subject librarians

You can add more than one librarian to your site if it's appropriate to do so.

Adding the Librarian in Canvas

You add librarians to your site the same way that you would add any other individual not on your official roster.  If you need help with basic Canvas site navigation, the Canvas Guides are an excellent resource.


1. On the People page for your site, click "+ People"

2. In the "Add People" text box, you can enter the librarian's uniqname or umich email address.

3. Select "Librarian" from the Role menu.

4. Click "Next."


Image of Add People box


5. Canvas presents you with a series of confirmation screens.  Click "Add User" and then "Done" to return to the list of People who have access to the site.


Image of People page

Remember, you can add any number of people to your site in the role of Librarian.  And they don't have to be University Librarians to be added in that role.