Print Reserves: Procedures for Faculty
Physical Reserves for Printed Material
Physical Reserve is a program that allows instructors to put class materials in a separate collection with a limited lending status for their students.
Possible lending statuses include:
Any type of material may be placed on Reserve for Academic purposes including supplemental study, research, and required reading.
To Put Printed Material on Reserve for your courses:
Please note: All items placed on Reserve will be marked with stickers and tape.
Reserve Removal Policies
At the end of every semester all items will be removed and returned via campus mail. If instructors wish to pick up their items they need to provide staff with at least three days advance notification.The library is not responsible for items not picked up, lost or damaged in the mail.
Instructors may renew Reserve courses for the following semester, but all items will still be removed and sent back to department offices. Circulation staff will retrieve the library items of any courses that are renewed for the following semester.
Item Purchase Requests
If the library does not own a book or item you need for reserve, please submit an Online Book Request Form. It may be possible for the library to purchase the material in time for your course reserves, provided your request is received before the semester begins. The library does not generally purchase text books for Reserves or the collection. Instructors will be notified when items purchased for Reserve arrive.
The Textbook Collection on Reserve
Instructors are encouraged to recycle textbooks by donating them to the Textbook Collection. The library will accept texts currently being used in the classroom.
Please bring donations to the Checkout Desk during library hours and complete a short form. We require information about the item such as course number and title to allow library staff to make the texts available quickly. Any material donated to this program will become the property of the library.
For more information visit: The Textbook Collection
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