Faculty can request that personal items and/or Library materials be placed on physical reserve. All personal items on physical reserve will be security tagged and labeled unless otherwise indicated. The Library will attempt to fully secure your items, but we cannot guarantee against or assume responsibility for loss or damage. To place an item on physical reserve, please use the reserve form. Complete a new reserve form for each section/class.
Reserve items may include books, DVDs, videos, articles, CDs, equipment, or journals/magazines.
Circulation options for in-house reserve include:
Please allow 5 business days for requests.
We will accept requests to scan physical items that are not already available digitally. If you own the item you will need to supply this to the Library staff for scanning. Our electronic reserve procedures follow course reserve and copyright best practices.
We are unable to digitize entire copyrighted texts. Articles and/or book chapters requested through ILL cannot be scanned or placed on reserve. Each request will be evaluated on the four fair use factors. For more information on fair use, visit the faculty support page on fair use.
To place an item on reserve, please use the Electronic Reserve Request Form. Complete a new reserve form for each section/class. Electronic reserves will be added to your Sakai course site by Library staff. Follow these directions to enable staff to access your site.
Reserve requests will be processed in the order received. Processing may take up to 5 business days, particularly for requests made during peak times like the beginning of the semester.
Reserves staff are not responsible for incorrect volumes or editions. All foreign language materials must be selected and brought to the user services desk by the faculty member placing them on reserve.
Reserve lists will be removed at the end of the semester. Personal items will be returned through campus mail, facility services, or faculty may pick them up at the user services desk.
The American Library Association (ALA) has endorsed the following standards for sharing copyrighted material through reserves: