Place Items on Reserve
Course reserves are supplemental materials made available to students through the library's circulation desk. Reserves can be books, articles or audio-visual materials. They can check out for periods as short as one hour or as long as one week. The library is happy to provide this service for students and faculty. In order to optimize the service, please keep these general guidelines in mind when placing items on reserve.
- Requests for reserve items should be made using the Reserve Material Request form. Please complete one form for each title.
- Requests should be submitted to the Circulation Supervisor before the start of the semester. At minimum, submit requests one week prior to the date needed by your students.
- Requests submitted after the first day of classes will be processed on a first-come-first-serve basis. Every effort will be made to process reserve requests as soon as possible, however, submissions received after the first day of classes may be delayed.
- The library is required to uphold federal copyright regulations which limit what we can and cannot put on reserve. For example, we can keep a photocopy of a book chapter, but not a photocopy of the entire book. Questions about the acceptability of reserve items should be directed to the Circulation Supervisor.
Request Library Instruction
The reference librarian is available to teach instructional sessions to acquaint your students in the use of specific library resources, periodicals, databases, the Internet and other materials needed for course work and research. The librarian will work with you to design a session that will meet your objectives for the course or assignment. Instruction sessions are also available on an individual basis to faculty members. Sessions can take place in your classroom, the Computer Classroom or the library.
To request a library instruction session, fill out the Library Instruction Request form. Questions should be directed to the Reference/Instruction Librarian.