About Course Reserves

Placing items on reserve
Each semester, faculty may place items on reserve by filling out the Reserve Request form
It may take up to 5 working days to process course reserve requests.
Reserve period
Reserve periods are normally a single semester.
If you plan to use the same items over multiple semesters, you will need to fill out the request form each semester.
Electronic Reserves:
Students have 24/7 access to these items, accessed through the Library Catalog.
Here is a brief video demonstrating access to electronic course reserves.
Physical Reserves:
Copies of books or videos kept at the Library Circulation Desk with limited checkout periods defined by the course instructor.
Loan Periods:
Reserve items have shorter loans periods and higher overdue fines than most library materials. Faculty members help us determine loan periods for individual reserve items. The options are:

  • Books: 7 day, 3 day, 1 day, In-house use only (3 hours)
  • VHS/CD/DVD: 7 day, 3 day, 1 day, In-house use only (3 hours)
Copyright Considerations:
Course reserves are managed in accordance with U.S. Copyright Law
Items that may be placed on reserve:
  • Books or videos that are part of the library collection*
  • Periodical articles and excerpts from books.
  • Faculty member’s personally owned materials**
  • Lecture notes
  • Links to web resources.
Items that may not be placed on reserve:
  • Consumable materials such as workbooks, exercise books, standardized practice test books.
  • Interlibrary loan items or materials borrowed from other libraries.
  • The library will not place articles from electronic databases on physical reserve, though these can be linked to via the electronic reserve system.

*Library-owned reference books and periodicals will not be placed on reserve
**Personally owned materials will be accepted for reserve status with the understanding that items are placed at owner’s risk and that items to be placed on reserve must be processed.

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