Our Course Reserves
collection provides controlled access to items faculty have designated as 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
Faculty may submit reserve requests using our Course Reserve Request Form
Requests are typically due four to six weeks before the start of the semester. Exact due dates will be posted prior to each deadline. Late submissions are accepted, and will be processed in the order received. We cannot guarantee that late requests will be processed before the semester begins. Films to be placed on TrinFlix take longer to process; please place requests for TrinFlix films as early as possible.
The library will purchase material for reserves at the request of faculty. Personal or departmental copies of textbooks may also be placed on reserve for student use. They can be brought to the circulation desk, where a paper copy of the submission form can be filled out.
All items on Reserve will remain there for the semester and through exams.
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.
Loan periods are typically 2 hours for books and 3 hours for media items unless the instructor requested otherwise.
Faculty may check-out reserve items for 24 hours. Most items may not be taken outside of the library.
Materials not returned on time will generate a $2 per hour fine.
Staff may limit the number of reserve items charged out concurrently during times when particular reserve items may be requested by multiple users.