Research Support:Course Reserves

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Course Reserves

Library owned print materials or instructors' personal copies may be placed on reserve at the Library Circulation Desk.

Reserve Request forms

Reserve Request for Books

Reserve Request for Film Service Media


For questions about print reserves, please contact

For questions about media reserves, please contact

Reserves Policy

Course Reserve lists are created at the beginning of each semester and removed at the end of each semester. Course Reserve lists may roll over from Fall to Spring by faculty request if the course is being taught again in Spring. Faculty may request course reserves by email or by using the Reserve Request forms (links can be found in the center column on this page).

The library is open during the month of August and this is the best time to submit Course Reserve requests to guarantee availability by the beginning of the Fall semester. Requests should be received at least 5 working days in advance of assignments to allow for processing time. This processing period is especially critical during the first six weeks of each semester. Requests are date/time stamped as received and processed strictly on a first come, first serve basis.  

Instructors' personal copies of materials may be placed on reserve in place of, or in addition to, library owned materials.

All reserve materials will be removed from the reserves lists and re-shelved in the general collection or returned to the faculty member at the end of each semester. No reserves will be held over the summer if the faculty member is not teaching during that time.

Materials designated as Course Reserves may be checked out for two hours at a time and are for library-use only.

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