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What are Reserve materials?

A Course Reserve is a high-use item requested by a specific instructor to be made available for the course they are teaching. Due to demand they are housed in their own closed section and have limited loan times.

The materials that can be placed on Reserve include: 1) any item from the library's general collection, or 2) certain materials brought in by faculty for use as supplements to their core class materials (not meant to replace the core reading materials or bookstore materials for the students).

How to Place

How to place Items on Reserve

Submit one Reserve form for each class. All forms must be submitted electronically using either the Request Form link (below). Be prepared to provide the following information:

  • instructor's name
  • phone extension
  • academic quarter and year (if the class is multiple quarters/ academic years please include that information in the "notes" section at the end of the form)
  • course number
  • course name
  • estimated number of students enrolled
  • title of each item to be put on reserve in the "List" section
  • loan time limit selection FOR EACH ITEM TO BE PUT ON RESERVE:
    • 1 hour (for quick photocopying of homework solutions, etc.)
    • 4 hours (media viewing, etc.)
    • 24 hours (for reading significant portions of a book, etc.)
    • 3 days (for short term focused assignments)

Please put any special instructions or additional information in the "notes" section at the end of the form.

  • If the material is from the library collection, please supply the call number and title when possible. If material from your personal library is being used, please provide the library with the same title given to the students.
  • Barcodes and Labeling will be added to faculty owned materials. Library will not be responsible for damage cause by or through use.
  • Do not print out the Reserve form and include it with your personal materials. Just include your personal contact information on the inside of the material. This ensures that the materials will be paired with the electronic paperwork.  
  • If the materials are chapters, loose sheets, notes, or other miscellaneous non-bound works, the library reserves the right to digitize the materials and post via the library catalog. 

‚ÄčProcessing time can take at the minimum 24 hours, but depending on volume may take as long as 72 hours (3 days). You will receive an email when the electronic form has been received by our system, an email copy of the form and, lastly, an email when the materials are available for use.

Materials to be placed on reserve

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