Our Course Reserves collection provides controlled access to items faculty have designated required class reading, viewing, or listening. Items are typically from the library's collection, but can also include personal copies.
Establishing a Course Reserve List
Lists are typically due four weeks before the start of the semester to give us time to purchase items we do not hold, recall items on loan, and check digital availability of videos. Late submissions are accepted and will be worked on in the order received. But it will also be helpful if you included when each item will be used in the "Note" field on late submissions so we can prioritize their processing.
Since the library does not normally purchase textbooks, if any instructors have personal or departmental copies of textbooks being assigned in an upcoming semester at hand that you are willing to share with the students, we will be happy to make them available. They can be dropped off or sent to the Circulation Desk with information on which class they will be used in, and to whom they should be returned when the semester ends.
All items on Reserves will remain there for the semester through exams. Be assured all personal copies will be returned to their owners.
Multiple copies of a title may be put on reserves if appropriate for usage or class size.
Accessing Reserve Materials
Current Reserve lists can be found using the library's catalog, under the tab labeled “Course Reserve”. The lists can be navigated by instructor name or course number.
Reserve items are kept at the Library Circulation Desk on Level A. For fastest service, say you need an item on Course Reserves and have its call number or (for personal copies) instructor's name at hand.
Loan periods are typically 2 hours for books and 3 hours for media items unless the instructor asked that it be set for 24 hours. Faculty may check-out all reserve items for 24 hours.
Materials not returned on time are subject to a $2 per hour fine up to a maximum of $20.
Staff may limit the number of reserve items charged out concurrently during times when particular reserve items may be requested by multiple users.