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Embedding a Library Guide in Canvas

LibGuides are online web pages created by librarians to help students better use library resources, conduct research, and perform other tasks to succeed in assignments. The library has a list of all LibGuides.

You can embed LibGuides into your Canvas Course so it is easier for students to access these resources.

How to embed a LibGuide into my Canvas Course?

Click on the "+" button at the top right of the module you want to add a LibGuide. In the pop-up window:

  1. Select "External URL" in the dropdown list.

  2. Type in the URL in the URL section, or paste it from the list of LibGuides.

  3. Give your LibGuide page a name.

  4. Click "Add Item" and you should be able to see a LibGuide embedded to a Canvas page.

View of modules in a Canvas Course

Canvas form for adding a libguide via external URL tool

Want to embed other library resources to Canvas?

There are also additional guides on how to embed other library resources into Canvas.

Got a question or comment?

For library resources in Canvas, contact Yi Ding, Coordinator of Online Instruction, at

For Canvas technical support or training information, visit the Faculty Canvas Support page.