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About the Library: Course Reserves

Contains information on the library's hours, check out policies, rules, and services

COVID-19 Rules - Course Reserves

  • Wash hands before and after use.
  • Gloves available upon request.

Digital alternatives.

  • Wherever possible digital reserves will be provided to substitute for physical reserves. Faculty will be given links to post in Canvas. Students can also discover digital materials by searching OneSearch.
  • Digital reserves may be for one user, three users, or unlimited users - depending on availability. Please do not download digital reserves. Read online and leave them accessible to the next person.

The library will provide digital alternatives to physical reserves upon request by:

  • Scanning up to one chapter per book and buying up to three copied of a book.
  • Scanning or linking to articles.
  • Purchasing eBooks.

What Are Course Reserves

Course Reserves are usually books taken from the general collection and placed behind the Circulation Desk on your instructor's shelf to support a particular class.

Most reserve books are restricted to three-hour, in house use only. This insures access to everyone in the class.

Faculty may choose to purchase multiple copies if needed.

While the primary purpose of Reserves is to ensure access to a limited resource, Reserves may also be used to make resources easier to find.

Reserves are usually books, but they may be anything your instructor wishes to share, including photocopies of articles, audio and video recordings, and even video cameras, microphones, and tripods,

Typical Reserve Shelf

Digital Reserves

If available in a digital format, class reserves may be made available through Canvas - either as a PDF or through a link.

Occasionally faculty will choose to make materials available on a Research Guide.