The Course Reserve program provides controlled access to selected items that the Trinity faculty have designated as required reading, viewing, or listening for courses. Items may come from the Trinity collection, the collections of other CTW libraries, or personal copies. Resources from any other libraries will not be placed on reserve. Journal article and book essay photocopies are not accepted for this program.
Establishing a Reserve List
Faculty may submit lists of materials to be placed on reserve by 1) completing a print form available at the circulation desk, or 2) submitting a syllabus indicating reserve readings. (Our online reserve request form is temporarily unavailable.) Multiple copies of a title may be put on reserve when the circumstances of usage and class size dictate.
Due to space limitations items are placed on reserve for a semester then removed after examinations. Faculty may request access to usage statistics for their own lists.
Print materials may have one of two loan periods for students: “ 2 hours in the building” or “24 hours out of building”. All materials on a course reserve list must have the same loan period. Media reserve items have a “3 hour loan period”. Faculty have a 24 hour loan period.
Accessing Reserve Materials
Items on reserve are listed in the catalog, in the section labeled “Course Reserves”. This list may be searched by the instructor’s surname or by the course number.
Materials are kept behind the circulation desk. Ask for print materials by the professor’s surname and media items by their call numbers. The loan period is printed on a label on the cover of the item.
Materials not returned on time are subject to a $5/hour fine up to a $50 maximum.
During periods when particular reserve items are being requested by multiple users, staff may limit the number of reserve items that may be charged out concurrently.