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Faculty Placing Reserves

Complete the Reserve List Form

Complete the Reserve List Form for material being placed on reserve. The information you enter on your Reserve List Form is the information that is entered into the library catalog. The more complete the information which you provide us, the more complete and consistent the entry your students will see in the catalog.

Each professor or teaching assistant placing material on Reserve should bring the Reserve List Form and their material, including library books from the stacks, to the West Circulation Desk.

Photocopied materials (File Folders) that would require longer check out periods than 2 or 3 hours may be classified as personal copies. You may choose check out periods of: 2 hours, 3 hours, 24 hours, 72 hours, 168 hours. All items not marked with a specified loan term will be set to a default of 2 hours and will not be allowed to leave the library.

Reserve information is available to you through the library catalog.  Please check your course information periodically and contact us if changes are necessary.

Timelines for getting your materials on Reserve

Reserves are processed Monday thru Friday, excluding holidays. Changes in Reserve types originally designated by you may cause processing delays.

We ask that you give us four full working days at the beginning of each semester to process your Reserve material due to the large quantity of material being placed on reserve at that time. Placing materials on reserve up to two weeks prior to the beginning of a semester will speed the processing of your materials.

During all other times of year you should complete the Reserve process at least two full working days prior to making a class assignment, so that Reserve material will be available to your students when they start requesting it. 

Limitations and Delays

Limited staffing prevents us from making photocopies of your materials. Multiple copies of photocopied materials must be provided by the professor or teaching assistant. It is recommended that a minimum of two copies of photocopied items be placed on Reserve to allow faster access to patrons.

Changes in Reserve types originally designated by you may cause processing delays.


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