Course Reserves

Material is placed on Reserve by instructors to assure its availability and accessibility for class use. **During the Library remodel, Reserves will be kept in H130. Reserve items may be borrowed by Harper students, faculty and staff. Items on reserve may include:

  • Library material.
  • Reprints (The Library is not responsible for these items).
  • Instructor's additional material (The Library is not responsible for these items).
  • Some items are on reserve to prevent loss.

The loan periods of Reserve materials are:

  • 2 hours: Materials are signed out for that period and are usually for Room Use Only.
  • Overnight Materials circulate for one day including the day the item is checked out. The following day is the due date.
  • 3 days: Materials circulate for three days including the day the item is checked out, the following day, and the third day, which is the due date.
  • 1 week: Materials circulate for seven days from the day checked out.
  • Electronic: Materials are accessible through the online catalog.

Limitations

  • Reserve material may not be renewed.
  • Faculty, staff, and administrators are required to adhere to reserve loan periods and restrictions.

Procedure for Putting Items on Reserve for Teachers

  • Collect the materials you want to put on reserve and bring them with you when you submit your Reserve request
  • Please remember that your students may not be the only patrons who wish to use items on a particular topic. We ask that you do not to put every item the Library owns, on a subject, on Reserve.
  • You may place your own materials on reserve, provided that that it does not violate copyright law.
  • Fill out the reserve item form available at the circulation desk or using the following Form
  • Items gathered for reserve can usually be processed and given a status of "Reserve" within 24 hours of the Library's receiving it.
  • Please e-mail Kristin Allen (x6062) with questions.

Procedure for Putting Items on Electronic Reserve for Teachers

  • Collect the materials or citations you want to put on electronic reserve.
  • You may place your own materials on electronic reserve, provided that it does not violate copyright law. For non-library items, or items not currently available through the library databases, faculty will need to show fair use compliance or a letter of permission to use the items electronically.
  • Fill out the reserve item form available at the circulation desk, or via the U drive. (U:\Forms\LRC\ereserves.rtf) E-mail the form to Kristin Allen (x6062), or drop it off at the Library Checkout desk.
  • The library will check citations for online availability, download, scan and post them in the Library Catalog Course Reserves section.
  • Items gathered for reserve can usually be processed and given a status of "Reserve" within 48 hours of the Library's receiving it.
  • Please e-mail or phone Kristin Allen (x6062) with questions.