Faculty Reserve Request Procedures
WHY PUT MATERIAL ON RESERVE? To make heavily used items available for class assignments by restricting the circulation period.
WHAT SHOULD BE PLACED ON RESERVE? Any material that will be heavily used by an entire class over a limited time may be placed on reserve. This includes books, chapters or sections of books and articles from journals or periodicals. Short extracts from books and articles should be photocopied for reserve. All photocopies must be provided by the instructor. Multiple copies are restricted due to the U.S. Copyright Act of 1976, space limitations of the reserve area, and the library policy based on use pattern of reserve items. The Libraries request one copy for every 30 students. Due to heavy useage, reference and two-hour materials may not be placed on reserve. It is usually not necessary to place materials listed on optional class reading lists and general bibliographies on reserve. the library is willing to place personal copies on reserve, and will give them the same care as library materials, but cannot assume responsibility for loss of these items.
HOW DOES ONE REQUEST MATERIALS FOR RESERVE?
- Obtain a LIBRARY RESERVE REQUEST FORM from any circulation desk or download the form from this site.
- Fill it out COMPLETELY
- Return it to the circulation desk whose reserve services you wish to use
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE MATERIAL TO REACH THE RESERVE SHELVES: Allow two weeks for material to be processed. If material must be purchased by the library it will take an average of 18 weeks before it is available for reserve use. PLEASE NOTE: This most often requires lead time of ONE SEMESTER in submitting requests for an item the library must purchase.
WHEN IS MATERIAL REMOVED FROM RESERVE? Material will be removed from reserve at the end of the semester or other date on the LIBRARY RESERVE REQUEST FORM. Circulation records for titles placed on reserve are returned at this time for evaluation of use made of reserve class materials. All reserve materials must be reviewed annually and may be renewed for reserve by resubmitting an updated LIBRARY RESERVE REQUEST FORM to the appropriate circulation desk. Resubmitting of photocopied material will be subject to the guidelines set forth in the Faculty Information Leaflet #3.
- PLEASE DIRECT QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE TO THE CIRCULATION DESK WHOSE RESERVE SERVICES YOU WISH TO USE:
- Holland Library Reserve - 335-6214
- Music Library - 335-3308
- Owen Science & Engineering Library Circulation - 335-2672
- Animal Health Library Circulation - 335-9557