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What is Reserve?

When faculty want to make an item available for a class assignment, they can put the item on reserve so that it is available to the entire class for short check out periods at the Circulation counter.

Who Has Access to Reserve Materials?

Reserve materials are available to currently enrolled students and to faculty and staff.

How to Look Up Reserve Materials

Use the Library ReSEARCH Station Reserve link to look up reserve items by professor’s name or course name. Reserves will have a call number that you can use to ask for the item at the Circulation counter.

What are the Reserve Circulation Policies?

Print reserve items are stamped with either a 2 hour or 24 hour due date.

Items must be returned to the Circulation counter. If the library is closed, items may be deposited through the exterior return bin in the library breezeway to the left of the entrance.

Items may be renewed in person, and only by the patron who originally checked out the item, if no one else has requested the item.

What are the Fines for Overdue Reserve Materials?

Overdue items will incur a fine of $.50 per item per hour, including when the library is closed.

The maximum overdue fine is $20.00 per item

What Happens if a Reserve item is Lost or Damaged?

If an item is lost or damaged it is subject to overdue fines, plus a replacement fee and a processing fee.

The replacement fee is the average cost for the item as determined by the library.

The processing fee is $10.00 per item.

What Happens if a Fine is not Paid?

If a fine or replacement fee over $4.99 is not paid, patrons will be blocked from checking out items from the library.

If a fine or replacement fee over $29.99 is not paid, patrons will be blocked from registering or acquiring transcripts.

Reserve Information for Faculty

How to Submit Materials for Reserve

Bring in personal holdings (books, binders, videos) or library owned material to be put on reserve for your course to the Circulation counter and fill out the form appropriate to the material.

How Long Will Items Remain on Reserve?

Items are held for the academic year. At the end of the year, a communication is sent to each faculty member regarding their reserve collection. Faculty can indicate which items they want to remain on reserve for another year.

Copyright and Permissions to use Copyrighted Material Federal copyright law (Title 17, "Copyrights" of the United States Code) and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act govern the material that may be put on reserve, who may access the material, and the amount of time the material may remain within the system.

See also: Copyright Guidelines for Placing Copies of Material on Reserves

Student Material Release Form

Student-created papers or media projects require the student to sign a release form [PDF] before being placed on reserve.

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