Welcome to Course Reserves
Course Reserves is a library service that provides access to materials that a professor or instructor has identified as being important to a course. Any faculty, instructor or teaching assistant can place items on reserve for courses they are teaching to ensure availability of the material to students.
Faculty, instructors, and students can view their course reserves lists by logging into the Course Reserves website. Students will only be able to view reserve lists for courses they are enrolled in; they cannot search by instructor.
Placing items on reserve
Submit your requests 3 weekdays prior to making assignments from the reserve material. Instructors can choose either a 3 hour or 1 day loan period.
How to submit your reserve request:
Fill out the PDF request form on-screen (below) and send it as an email attachement firstname.lastname@example.org, or
Fill out paper forms available at the Circulation desk.
We will process your requests as quickly as possible. You will receive an email notification when your items are on reserve.
Requests are processed in the order they are received. Materials are often available the day we receive them. Please be aware that personal copies require anywhere from 1 to 4 days to process before they become available for student check out. Reserve processing at the beginning of semester may take longer due to the amount of material to be processed. Please indicate if you need rush service.
Materials that have been placed on reserve can be checked out at the Circulation desk on the first floor of the Kathryn A. Martin Library. Reserve items are checked out on a first-come, first-served basis. Only one reserve item may be checked out at a time.
Overdue reserve items will incur fines of $1 per hour around the clock up to a maximum of $15 per item. To avoid late charges, students must return reserve materials promptly.
Taking items off reserve
- Reserve materials are removed from reserve and personal copies are returned to you at the end of the semester.
- To remove items from reserve earlier submit an off reserve request form on-screen and return it as an email attachment or a paper form is available at the library Circulation desk.