Books on physical reserve at the Library

 Course Reserve Request Form - Books

Course Reserve Request Form - Videos

 All physical library Course Reserves requests must be submitted by the instructor of record or their delegate (e.g. a learning assistant, administrative assistant, etc). Library staff cannot enter requests on behalf of instructors.

These forms should be used both for items that are already in the Library’s collection and for materials that the Library needs to purchase to fulfill your reserve request. Please check the Library’s catalog prior to placing your reserve request. 

To request that the Library buy an item to add to the collection (i.e. you do NOT want to place this item on reserve at this time), please do not use one of the course reserve request forms. Please contact your subject liaison or use the Library’s Make a Recommendation Form.

If you need assistance locating materials (texts, media, or other original materials), please contact your subject liaison.

Processing Times

  • Requests for items in the Library’s collection can take up to two (2) weeks to process.
  • Requests for items that are not part of the Library’s collection can take up to eight (8) weeks to process. Depending on how difficult the item is to obtain, processing time may exceed eight (8) weeks. 

Loan and Reserve Periods

  • All books on reserve are held at the Circulation Desk. Books are on reserve for the entire semester. Some items are on reserve for the full academic year, based on usage and/or cost.
  • Videos on reserve are held in the Academic Film collection. Videos are on reserve for the full academic year. Films are included in the Academic Film collection for a variety of reasons such as cost, rarity, and to ensure access to students as part of course reserves.
  • The loan period is for 3-hours for books and 4-hours for film. Please see Borrowing & Renewing for complete loan period and fines information.
  • Items on reserve do not leave the Library. Exceptions can be made for faculty who wish to have an in-class screening of a reserved film. Faculty, if you send a student to the Library to check out a reserved film for an in-class screening, please notify the Library at lib.circ@purchase.edu. To screen a film that is not on reserve, simply check out the film as you would any other item in our collection.

 Course Reserve Request Form -Books

Course Reserve Request Form-Videos

If you have any questions about these policies, please contact your subject liaison for help.