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Library Services Guide: Reserves

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Access Course Reserves

Notice Regarding Summer 2021 Online Courses

Because of campus construction and pandemic related restrictions the physical library space, and the physical Reserves collection, remains inaccessible in person. However, we are working to maintain online access to Course Reserves. When adding new material, please attempt to use digitally accessible content whenever possible. Meet with a Librarian for your discipline for alternative title and format options when electronic options are unavailable.

Books for Reserves

  • To add an item to your course, or to create a new course listing, use the Add an Item to Course Reserves form.
  • If we are unable to locate an electronic copy, the library will work to convert print material to PDF for you to use online. 
  • Submit your request as soon as possible.

Streaming Videos for Reserves


Policies to Know About

  • To maximize accessibility, we opt for e-books and streaming media whenever possible. When e-resources are not available, we will consider purchasing print books and DVDs.
  • We cannot at present place articles on reserve.
  • Links to electronic articles can be made available to students through your Learning Management System or the course syllabus.
  • See our Copyright Compliance guide, and our Policy for Digitization and Dissemination of Course Materials for copyright guidance.

How to Find Course Readings

To find books that are on your syllabus, search our Course Reserves listing. You can search by department, course number, course name, or instructor. See the video below for more details.

 

If you need additional help, please reach out to us via chat or email.

What are Course Reserves?
  • The purpose of reserves is to support your course readings.
  • When you create a reserves list, we consolidate and separate those titles from the general collection to make them easy for students to locate and borrow.
How do I create a reserve list, or add new items to an existing list?
Do I have to supply a copy if you don't already own the item?
  • In most cases, the library will purchase the material. You are not responsible for the purchase.
What happens next?
  • The library will create an a title list for your course that can be accessed through our course reserves search.
Policies I should know about.
  • To maximize accessibility, we opt for e-books and streaming media whenever possible. When e-resources are not available, we will consider purchasing print books and DVDs.
  • We cannot at present place articles on reserve.
  • Links to electronic articles can be made available to students through your Learning Management System or the course syllabus.