Course Reserve Instructions

For Instructors

  • Faculty may place materials on Reserve to allow students maximum access to a specific work.
  • Reserve materials may be from the library's collection or may be the instructor's personal copies.
  • Books and DVDs are the types of materials usually placed on reserve.

To place items on the reserve shelf, faculty must either:


  • Requests for books from our collection should be placed at least 24 hours in advance, though rush orders may be permitted.
  • Requests for books to be purchased should be placed at least 60 days in advance of the semester, though rush orders may be permitted.
  • A departmental or professor's personal copy may be placed on reserve, or donated to the reserve collection.


  • Items placed on Reserve must be renewed at the end of the designated time period.
  • Items requiring special instruction, or that faculty wish to place on permanent reserve, must be discussed with the library assistant currently in charge of managing the reserve collection.
  • Faculty may designate the borrowing time on materials they submit.

Loan periods and Fines

2 hour use

The item may be used in the library for a two-hour time period: $1.00 per hour

3 day use

The item may be checked out of the library for a 3 day time period: $2.00 per day

7 day use

The item may be checked out of the library for a 7 day time period: $2.00 per day

Copyright Notice

  • The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material.
  • Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use" that user may be liable for copyright infringement.
  • This institution reserves the right to refuse fulfillment of the order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of the copyright law.