- What Are Course Reserves?
- Where Are Course Reserves Located?
- Eligible Borrowers
- Checkout Procedures
- Overdue Fines
Course reserves are materials that faculty wish to make available at any time to their classes. It could be required reading, recommended reading, or readings for a specific topic in a course. Materials are typically placed on reserve for the duration of the course. At the end of the semester, they are removed from reserve status and returned to the professor or to the library's circulating collection.
The reserve collection is located behind the Service Desk on the first floor of the library.
Any student with a valid library card may use the reserve collection.
Reserve items may not leave the library. Additional restrictions, such as the inability to photocopy the material, are determined by your professor. You will be told of any special restrictions upon checkout.
Items on reserve are arranged on the shelves by instructor's last name. When you know what reserve item you want, ask for it at the Service Desk. Reserve items may not leave the library, and may be checked out for 2-4 hours.
Fines for overdue reserve materials range from $.50 - $10.00 per day, depending upon the value of the item.
Below is the library's procedure for placing material on reserve. All reserve items will be housed behind the Service Desk.
- Library Owned Books
- Personal Copies of Books
- Photocopied Materials
- Digitally Accessible Materials
- Timeliness of Submissions
- Unreturned Items
- Removing Items from Reserve
You may place any library-owned item on reserve for your class. Please check our library catalog to make sure that the item is available.
You may also request to add an item to our collection. Please indicate that you are ordering the item for your course reserve. When the item is no longer needed for your course, we will place the item in our general collection. We ask that you place any orders for books well in advance.
You may remove or add any item to your course reserve at any time.
Bring personal copies of books to the service desk and fill out a Reserve Request Form indicating your name, course name & number and length of the loan period.
We caution that some amount of wear and tear should be expected when the book is on reserve.
Additionally, a barcode will need to be affixed to the material. Please let us know if this is a problem.
Submit photocopied materials to the Service Desk and fill out a Reserve Request Form indicating your name and course number.
If the article is from a library-owned periodical, we ask that you or your work-study student photocopy the article. If a large portion of a periodical volume or issue is needed, the whole volume or issue can be placed on reserve.
If an article needs to be ordered through interlibrary loan, please request the article well in advance.
No copyrighted material will be placed on reserve unless proper source acknowledgement is clearly printed on the first page.
We currently do not have the capability to create an electronic course reserve. If you wish to make something digitally accessible to your students, please distribute the material through Moodle.
It takes time to process reserves, especially at the beginning of a new semester. To ensure that your material is on reserve by the time your students need it, we ask that you submit materials at least 14 days before students will need to use it. All reserve submissions will be processed in the order in which they are received.
If a student does not return an item on course reserve, they will be billed the approximate price of the item.
You may request at any time that materials be removed from reserve. At the end of each semester, you will be contacted regarding the current status of your reserve shelf. Personally-owned items may be returned at any point.