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Reserves are library, media or an instructors' personal materials that have been placed at the Circulation/Media desk for easy access. Reserve materials have a 4 hour checkout.

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Finding material that has been put on Reserve

  1. Click on View Course Reserve from the Library Home Page or Course Reserves in WorldCat
  2. You can search by course name, instructor, department or prefix.
  3. Note its call number and location
  4. Give the Reserve Number and your ID to the Circulation/Media Desk attendant.

You must have your ID to check out Reserves. Reserves checked out to students must stay in the library. There is a fine of $1.00 for every two hours that a Reserve item is overdue.

For Instructors:

Putting material on Reserve

  1. Fill out a Reserve Request Form, which is available online or at the Circulation/Media desks, and bring it and the item(s) to the Circulation/Media desk at least 48 hours before it needs to be available to your students. Reserve material is indexed in WorldCat by course name, instructor, department, and prefix. Information is taken directly from the Reserve Request Form. The form should be filled out completely and in conformity with your class syllabi, bibliographies and other class assignments. All material will be given a four hour loan period.
  2. Reserve materials are protected by copyright laws. Consult the Libraries' page on Copyright Sources. These sources can help you decide what needs copyright permission and how to obtain it. Keeping copyright law is the responsibility of the person placing the items on reserve.
  3. Tell your students when they can expect to find it on Reserve and at which library. 
  4. Remind them that they will need the CALL NUMBER and their ID to check out Reserves.
  5. Materials may be removed by the instructor at any time during the year. Otherwise reserve material will be removed by the library staff at the end of the each semester and summer Graduate School.
  6. If you have any questions, please contact Bev Ehresmann at Alcuin Library (2120) or Colleen Nelson at Clemens Library (5604).