Forms for submitting reserves are available online:
Please submit reserve requests early. Lists are processed in the order received. Lists received during the first four weeks of the semester can take up to two weeks to process.
To expedite processing, use our forms. Please restrict requests to required reading only. You may submit additions to, or revisions of lists during the semester.
Lists are taken off reserve at the end of each semester unless being taught the following semester.
Cite full bibliographic information on all request items. You must provide the photocopies of articles following copyright guidelines for fair use. You must also provide any articles for electronic reserve. Guidelines for electronic reserves submissions are available online.
Material may be placed on three-hour, one-day, or three-day circulation.
What we do
To drop off materials, discuss reserve list changes, or other reserve business, just ask for library staff at the Circulation Desk.
We assume responsibility for obtaining permission from copyright holders. When permission is denied, or a high royalty fee is imposed, we remove scanned material from electronic reserves. We will promptly notify you of any problems.
Once a list is processed and materials are ready for circulation, we will send you a copy. We will advise you of any problems or changes in your lists.
We check each title against the library's holdings. We will consider titles which are not owned by the library. However, the average time period for receipt of orders is 6-8 weeks. If you have already submitted a reserve list and would like to order a book for reserve use, send your request directly to the Circulation Desk, indicating the course number and circulation time desired on the item. We will notify you when books have arrived. For circulation purposes, we must affix a non-removable barcode to the front of the book.
Book Chapters and Journal Articles
The library no longer puts photocopies on reserve. Journal articles and book chapters should be submitted for electronic reserves. Photocopies should be made by you and full notice of copyright/source must be on the first page of the article. For book chapters, the easiest way to obtain the copyright information is to photocopy the title and copyright pages of the book.
Exams, Lecture notes, Student papers, etc...
Most collateral class material may be placed on reserve. Exams are scanned and made available through the library catalog. Student papers must be submitted with the permission of the student and with the identifying information removed. Course packets may only be placed on reserve for the semester for which they were produced.
Videos, DVDs, CDs
Bring videos, DVDs, and CDs to the Multimedia Center to be put on reserve. Strict copyright compliance regulations govern if and when these items may be placed on Reserve.