Reserve Policy

Materials are placed on reserve in the order the requests are received. Due to the heavy influx of materials being placed on reserve at the beginning of the semester, please allow 72 HOURS from the time the request is made until items are available for use. 

Later in the semester, please allow 24 HOURS for materials to be placed on reserve. Items received after 3 p.m. Monday -Thursday will not be available until the following day after 9 a.m.

ITEMS ARE NOT PLACED ON RESERVE ON SATURDAY AND SUNDAY. When submitting reserve lists, please indicate the type of reserve desired, professor's name, course (ART 101) and date materials may be removed from reserve. 

There are three reserve categories: 

  1. CLOSED, LIBRARY USE ONLY. 
  2. CLOSED, OVERNIGHT ALLOWED - item may be taken one hour before closing; due within one hour of opening the following day. 
  3. OPEN - 7 DAY LOAN PERIOD. Library copies of reference books and periodicals will not be placed on reserve. 

These items will appear on reserve lists but will remain in their normal locations. All video tapes must adhere to copyright law. A maximum of four photocopies of the same article will be placed on reserve. To ensure that items are placed on reserve as quickly as possible, it is extremely helpful when library materials are pulled from the shelves by the person requesting that they be placed on reserve. 
This also allows the professor to know immediately if any materials are not available (checked out to another patron, missing, etc.).

Every effort is made to have reserve materials available as quickly as possible. However, please be aware that there are a large number of items placed on reserve (2,079 last year) and allow adequate time for materials to be processed before they are needed.



Policy for Placing Items on Reserve
(for Lynchburg College Faculty Members)

Materials are placed on reserve in the order the requests are received. Due to the heavy influx of materials being placed on reserve at the beginning of the semester, please allow 72 HOURS from the time the request is made until items are available for use. Later in the semester, please allow 24 HOURSfor materials to be placed on reserve.

Items received after 3 p.m. Monday-Thursday will not be available until the following day after 9 a.m.

ITEMS ARE NOT PLACED ON RESERVE ON SATURDAY AND SUNDAY.

When submitting reserve lists, please indicate the type of reserve desired, professor's name, course (ex. ART 101) and date materials may be removed from reserve. Forms are available at the Circulation Desk.

There are three reserve categories:

  1. CLOSED, LIBRARY USE ONLY.
  2. CLOSED, 24 Hour - item may be taken out of the library at 9 p.m. Sunday-Thursday and at 6 p.m. Friday-Saturday. This policy does not apply during Summer School.
  3. OPEN - 7 DAY LOAN PERIOD.

Library copies of Reference books and Periodicals will not be placed on reserve. These items will appear on reserve lists but will remain in their normal locations.

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

All video tapes must adhere to copyright law.

A maximum of four photocopies of the same article will be placed on reserve.

To ensure that items are placed on reserve as quickly as possible, it is extremely helpful when library materials are pulled from the shelves by the person requesting that they be placed on reserve. This also allows the professor to know immediately if any materials are not available (checked out to another patron, missing, etc.).

Every effort is made to have reserve materials available as quickly as possible. However, please be aware that a large number of items are placed on reserve and allow adequate time for materials to be processed before they are needed.

If you have access to LION from your office and/or home, you can check on the status of reserves at your convenience. At the search options screen, type "8" to select the RESERVES search. You may then search by Instructor, Course, Title exact or keyword, or Author. Instructor or Course are usually the preferred search methods because you will get a list of all items on reserve for that particular instructor or course. You may find this a quick and easy way to verify that reserve materials have been processed.

Please note that the titles of library materials, which are placed on reserve, will appear on reserve lists as they appeared when searching LION. No changes can be made to the bibliographic information. For example, a compact disc may be placed on reserve because of one assigned selection, but the CD may be cataloged by a different title. The original cataloging must be maintained when the item is placed on reserve.

Please remind your students that a valid Lynchburg College I.D. card is required to use reserve materials. This is especially important in graduate level classes.

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