The library offers faculty the opportunity to place physical items (books, DVDs, photocopies, etc.) on reserve at the circulation desk. The library will place on reserve, at the initiative of faculty, items for the non-commercial, educational use of students. The library follows U.S. Copyright Law and associated guidelines. All reserve materials are removed at the end of every term. Library material is returned to the circulating collection and personally owned items are returned to the owner.
What May be Placed On Reserve
What May Not Be Placed on Reserve
Selecting Loan Periods - The library offers the following options when placing items on reserve:
How To Place Materials on Reserve
Faculty are asked to fill out a Reserve Request Form when delivering materials to the Ask Here Desk for processing to be placed on reserve. Forms are available at the library's Ask Here Desk.
The first week of each term is a busy time. At the start of terms, please allow one week for the processing of reserve materials. At other times in the term, please allow a minimum of 1 business day.
Searching for Course Reserves
Your students can search for a reserve using the library catalog: https://cat.opal-libraries.org/search/r
The library does not run an electronic reserve system, but rather counts on faculty placing items directly on Moodle, Please remember that you are responsible for following U.S. Copyright Law. For items the library makes available digitally, we recommend that you simply link to that material rather than downloading copies to Moodle. You may wish to consult these two sections below:
eBooks and electronic journal articles: Please contact a librarian (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you need assistance locating an electronic copy of a book or article through:
We will make every effort to acquire an unlimited access eBook that allows multiple students to use the book at once. Unfortunately, most textbook publishers will not sell eBooks to libraries, so we are typically unable to purchase course textbooks, but you are always welcome to ask us to check!