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Faculty Information: Put Materials on Reserve


Interested in having your entire class have access to a book, video, or other material? Whether the item is your copy or from the Library's collection, putting materials on reserve is a simple 1, 2, 3 process.

  1. Bring the materials to the Circulation Desk.
  2. Fill out a form that indicates for which class the materials are being put on reserve, how long students can check out the materials, how long the materials need to remain on reserve, etc.
  3. Inform your students there are materials on reserve for them to check out!

Reserve items are held behind the Circulation Desk, filed in order by the Professor's last name.  Make sure your students know your name! :)

Reserve requests placed Monday-Friday 9am-5pm will typically be available for students to checkout within a few hours.

Copyright Considerations

Copied materials placed on reserve are subject to copyright protections. Fair use exemptions may apply.

Materials which require copyright permission are:

  • Any copyrighted material which exceeds legal guidelines.
  • Journal articles, magazine articles, or book chapters intended for use for more than one consecutive semester.
  • Multiple chapters from a single book or multiple articles from a single journal or magazine.

Additional questions? Please ask at the Research Help Desk.

Of Note

* Materials can be put on reserve at any time during the semester.

* You set the length of the loan from the following options:  2-hours, 4-hours, 1-day, 2-day, 3-day, 7-day. If those options don't meet your needs, please speak with the Circulation Supervisor.

* We will take materials off reserve at the end of each semester. Materials from our collection will be returned to the shelves, and your personal materials will be returned to you.