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Course Reserves Policy

Course Reserves Policies

Placing items on Course Reserve

  • Items are placed on reserve in the order in which the requests are received.
  • Time required for the reserved item to be available to your students:
    • For the week prior to the first day of classes for a semester:   72 HOURS / 3 BUSINESS DAYS* 
    • For the first two weeks of a semester: 72 HOURS / 3 BUSINESS DAYS* 
    • For all other times:48 HOURS / 2 BUSINESS DAYS* 
    • Items received after 3 p.m. Monday -Thursday will not be available until the following day after 9 a.m.

*Business days are Monday - Friday, excluding holidays. Reserve requests are not processed on weekends. 

When submitting reserve lists:

  • please indicate the category of reserve desired (see below)
  • professor's name
  • course number (ART 101)
  • date materials may be removed from reserve

Reserve Categories for physical items:

  • CLOSED: Use only in the library
    • Time periods:
      • 2 hours
      • 3 hours
  • CLOSED, OVERNIGHT ALLOWED: Item can be  checked out one hour before closing; due within one hour of opening the following day.
  • OPEN: May be checked out of the library
    • 24 hour
    • 2 day
    • 7 days
    • 14 days
    • 28 days


Articles from periodicals, book chapters, excerpts from books or manuscripts, and other scannable texts may be placed on E-Reserve. Audio and video cannot be placed on E-Reserve. This allows 24/7 online access to your students.

  • Items placed on E-Reserve must comply with Copyright law and Fair Use Guidelines.
  • the library staff will scan photocopies of articles or excerpts from books into E-Reserves


Other Reserve policies:

  • Labels, barcodes, and security stickers will be attached to personal copies of materials placed on reserve.
  • Copyright Law and Fair Use Guidelines must be followed.
  • .....

To ensure that items are placed on reserve as quickly as possible, it is extremely helpful when library materials are pulled from the shelves by the person requesting that they be placed on reserve. This also allows the professor to know immediately if any materials are not available (checked out to another patron, missing, etc.).