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For Faculty: Course Reserves

Course Reserves

What are course reserves?

Course Reserves are here to support your students by providing access to your course materials for a limited checkout period. Students who may not be able to access course texts are able to check them out through the library. These can be items that come from the library or your own personal items!

How do they work?

Course reserves are organized by the professor and class name. You can place as many items as you would like on reserve. You may also choose if you would like an item to be held on reserve for a semester or for the entire academic year. Reserve materials are located on shelves behind the Reference Desk. Students can check out the material using their student IDs, the same as they would for other physical materials. The time frame the student is able to check out items is up to you. The options are:


3 Hour (Library Use Only) This material is checked out for a 3-hour period anytime during library hours. 
Due in 12 Hours This material is checked out for a 12-hour period only. 
Due in 24 Hours
Due in 72 Hours

Rules for Course Reserves:

  • A completed reserve form must be completed for each item that will be on reserve.


  • The faculty member is responsible for pulling library materials that need to be placed on the reserve shelf.


  • Reserve request forms are to be filled out every semester unless otherwise noted. You may choose to keep an item on reserve for the whole year but be sure to note that on your reserve form


  • You have two weeks after the end of the semester to pick up your reserved book(s); reminder emails will be sent out.  


  • Photocopied materials should include any copyright notice on the original and appropriate citations and attributions to the source.


  • Faculty members are asked to place materials on reserve before the semester begins to ensure the material is available for student use.


Please inform your students that you have materials on reserve for them in the library. Many students are unaware of this service!



Requesting Course Reserves:

This form is for placing items on reserve for your courses. Please fill the form out in its entirety to ensure your item is properly placed on reserve. Once you have received the confirmation email please bring the items to the Reference Desk so they can be processed. 


NOTICE: Warning concerning copyright restrictions. The copyright law of the US (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted materials. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be used for any purpose other than the private study, scholarship, or research.” If a user makes a request for, or later uses a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of “fair use”, that user is liable for copyright infringement.

This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgement, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.