Reserve Guidelines

Through Course Reserves, you can make resources available to your students for limited circulation periods. Books, CDs, DVDs, articles and book chapters, hardware, and even software can be put on reserve at the circulation desk in any of our locations.

Submit Reserve Lists

Forms for submitting reserves are available online:

More Information

  • Please submit reserve requests early. Lists are processed in the order received and those received during the first four weeks of the semester can take up to two weeks to process.
  • Please restrict requests to required reading only.
  • To expedite processing, please use our forms.
  • You may submit additions or revisions of lists throughout 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. Guidelines for electronic reserves submissions are available online.

Course reserves have loan periods between 2 hours and 7 days depending on location and item as well what you request.

You may place personal copies of books on reserve. However, this is done at your own risk. If the resource is lost or damaged the UNH Library does not replace the book.

What We Do

To drop off resources, discuss reserve list changes, or other reserve business, just ask for library staff at the circulation desk of the library location you are interested in using.

Library staff are able to accommodate most requests within the fair use copyright guidelines.

Once a list is processed and resources 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. For circulation purposes, we must affix a non-removable barcode to the front of the book.

Book Chapters & Journal Articles

  • In the branch library locations, photocopies can be put on reserve.
  • In Dimond Library 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 & More

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.

Contact Us

Location Contact Phone Email Visit
Dimond Library Reserves (603) 862-3125 Circulation Desk
Multimedia Room Multimedia (603) 862-1756 Dimond - Level 2
Chemistry Library Bob Constantine (603) 862-1083 Contact form Parsons Hall
Engineering, Math, & CS Library Barbara Morris (603) 862-1740 Contact form Kingsbury Hall
Physics Library Heather Gagnon (603) 862-2348 Contact form DeMeritt Hall