Physical Library Reserve Requests

 

Note: In order for the Library to comply with copyright laws, we will only hold films that are originals, not copies. If you need assistance locating materials, (ex. texts, media, or other original materials) Ask a Librarian.

If the Library does not own an item, you can submit a request to purchase the item, using one of the above forms.

To request that the Library buy an item to add to the general collection (ex. you will NOT place this item on reserve for your classes) you would contact your subject liaison.

Processing Time

  • When you submit a request, it can take up to two (2) weeks to process when it is a part of our collection.
  • When it is an item that is not part of our collection, it can take up to eight (8) weeks to process. Depending on how difficult it is to obtain, it can take longer.

Making Resources Available Electronically in Moodle

We recommend that you link to digital course materials obtained from a website, library catalog, or subscription database (i.e. electronic articles, eBooks, etc.) directly in your Moodle course.

You are encouraged to link to content in library databases whenever possible in order to comply with copyright law and accessibility standards. When linking to library subscription content (i.e. database articles, eBooks, etc.), remember to use the ezproxy prefix in the URL to ensure your students can access content from off-campus. 

To find articles, search the library databases or use the citation lookup tool. To find eBooks, use the resources on the ebooks guide. Your subject liaison can also work with you to locate electronic versions of your course materials. If you would like the Library to purchase an eBook, please email carrie.marten@purchase.edu.

If you need to scan a book chapter, article, or other item(s) that are not available digitally, librarians can assist you with using the Library’s scanners. The Library has three large, touch-screen book scanners for faculty and student use. You can scan a document to PDF, Searchable PDF, Word, JPEG, or TIFF format and email the file to your Purchase email account or save it to a USB flash drive. You can then make the file available in Moodle for your students.


If you plan to make a book chapter available, keep in mind that fair use law restricts the amount of a work you may scan or copy. If you want your students to read more than 20% of a book, we recommend that you link to the eBook in your Moodle space or place the entire print book on reserve with the book reserve form.