Course reserves are textbooks, articles and other supplemental reading materials that instructors place on hold at the library for their classes. Course reserve materials usually have a limited loan period to ensure availability to students in the class. Course reserve materials can be the instructor's personal copy, a departmental copy or library materials.
• Putting assigned reading materials on reserve makes them readily available to your students. You can make sure that your students have access to the textbook and other supplementary reading materials you assigned for the class.
• Putting the textbook on reserve allows access to those students who cannot afford to buy it.
• Sometimes, the textbook may not be available in the first few weeks of the semester; having a copy on reserve allows your students to read the assigned reading and your class schedule will not be affected.
You designate the loan period for each item. Reserve materials are available for limited loan, usually 1 hour in the library, overnight, 3 days, or 7 days.
1. Bring the materials to the Library's reserve desk at the Main Campus (2nd Floor) or the Chico Center Library (Rm 219).
2. Fill out the Reserve Request Form. Please fill out one request for each course. It is important to specify the loan period and the date the material is to be removed from the reserve collection.
3. To ensure your material is available to your students in a timely manner, please allow at least 5 days for processing your reserve material.
4. If you teach the same course at a different location in a new semester, you can request to have your reserve materials sent to the new location. (e.g,. from the Main Campus to the Chico Center)
5. You can pick up your personal reserve materials after the date you specified for removal from the reserve collection, or we can also send the materials back to you via campus mail by request.
6. If you have any questions, call us at 879-4017 (Main Campus) or 879-4398 (Chico Center).
1. The following photocopied items may be placed on reserve:
- one book chapter; one article from a periodical issue;
- one short story, short essay or short poem from the same author or collective work;
- one illustration, graph or diagram from a book or periodical issue.
2. The materials copied shall be for one course and for one term only.
3. Multiple copies of a copied item are allowed at the rate of 1 copy per 20 students in class, up to 3 copies total, not to exceed 9 instances of such copying per semester, and for one semester only.
4. Any consumables such as workbooks, exercises, or standardized tests that are available for purchase cannot be placed on reserve.
5. If library staff determines that any submitted material constitutes copyright infringement, the material will be returned to the instructor to allow the instructor time to obtain permission from the copyright holder.