Placing Items on Reserve

Procedures for Placing Items on Reserve

Faculty members may use the forms listed below to request items for the library staff to retrieve from the collection and place on reserve for their classes. Up to eight items may be requested per form. The library will then retrieve the items, placing books and audio-visual materials directly on reserve, or in the case of articles or book chapters, making a copy of the requested citation and placing that copy on reserve. All other policies regarding course reserves will still apply.

Course Reserve Request Form: Books and Audio-Visual materials

Course Reserve Request Form: Copies of Articles and Book Chapters 

If you prefer to retrieve library materials yourself, you may obtain a copy of the printed form at the Circulation Desk, or you may download a copy of the print form: Reserve Registration Form (MS Word).

During the week proceeding the beginning of a semester and during the first week of a semester, items placed on reserve will be available within three business days from the time the request is placed.

At other times during the semester, items will be available by the end of the next business day after the request is placed.

When submitting reserve lists, please include:

  • Your name
  • Course title and number (ex. General Ecology, BIOL 321)
  • The date materials may be removed from reserve
  • The type of reserve for each item:
    • Two hour (Library Use Only)
    • Forty-eight hour
    • Seven day
    • Electronic
    • Other (please specify)

Labels, barcodes, and security stickers will be attached to personal copies of materials placed on reserve.



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