Library Course Reserves, Spring 2022
Instructors, please submit your Library Course Reserve Requests for Spring 2022!
All course reserve requests must be submitted via the Course Reserves Request Form - Books.
This form is only for requesting books, either ebooks or physical books, to be put on reserve for a course. Please do not use this form to request streaming films or DVDs.
All 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.
All course reserve requests (both physical books and ebooks) must be submitted via the form. Requests via email will not be accepted.
The course reserves request form 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. Prior to placing your reserve request, please check the Library Discovery Search and limit your results to “Books/Media @ Purchase” to see if the Library has the item(s) in our collections.
The Library will default to ordering an e-book, whenever available. A print book will only be purchased for course reserves if an e-book is not available for library licensing. The Library cannot place personal copies of books on reserve.
Please note the following processing times for course reserves requests and submit your requests as early as possible. Please note that processing times are longer than in past semesters. Please plan accordingly.
- Requests for items in the Library’s collection can take four weeks to process. Please note that this processing time can be even longer if the item is checked out and needs to be recalled.
- Requests for items that are not part of the Library’s collection can take at least ten weeks (sometimes longer) to process
Reserve requests are processed in the order in which they are received. Last-minute requests will not be prioritized.
More information and other reserves policies are detailed on the Course Reserves page.
Books on physical reserve may be checked out for three hours and are in-Library use only (they cannot leave the building). The book may be returned and checked out again after a 30-minute waiting period to allow equal access to the item. More details are listed on the Borrowing & Renewing page.
All course reserves will stay on physical reserve for the entire semester.
Liaison Librarians are happy to work with you to find digital materials or explore online alternatives for the physical materials that you have used in the past. You can explore the Library’s current holdings on our eBooks Guide. Please note: Discovery Search does not show all of the ebooks to which the Library has access. For best results, search within individual ebook databases on the eBooks Guide or ask your subject liaison librarian for help.
All previously requested ebooks are still accessible via the same URLs provided at the time of initial request.
To request ebooks for your courses, please use Course Reserves Request Form - Books. The Library is currently only allowed to acquire ebooks that directly support course work. Priority will be given to required texts as opposed to recommended or optional readings. Please note that not all titles are available as ebooks.
DVD Film Reserves
The Academic Film Collection will remain in its permanent reserve status. Please email Valencia Wallace (firstname.lastname@example.org) for the following reasons:
- To request films from the Academic Collection for a 7-day loan period
- To request an extension to the 7-day loan period
- To request additions to the Academic Film collection. As with books, the Library will prioritize purchasing films in streaming format and can only purchase films that are directly tied to coursework.
- Please advise students whose academic work requires films from the Academic Film Collection to email Valencia Wallace and loan arrangements can be made on a case by case basis.
All course reserve requests for streaming video must be submitted via the Streaming Requests Form (requests submitted via email will not be accepted). The Library is currently only allowed to acquire streaming video that directly supports course work and is required viewing for a course. All 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.
Timing: Reserve requests are processed in the order in which they are received. Last-minute requests will not be prioritized. Processing time: it can take 10+ weeks to go from a request to a licensed streaming video that is ready for use.
Availability: We cannot guarantee all requests will be fulfilled or that electronic/streaming versions of every title exist. Please plan submit requests early and plan alternatives when possible.