Course Reserves

Supplemental and required course materials may be put on reserve for students to use in Collins Library.

Things to keep in mind:

  • Loan period. The usual checkout period is three hours, but can be set to any appropriate time period. A 3-hour movie, for example, ought to have at least a 4-hour checkout period.
  • What can be put on Reserve? Materials from the Baker Library or your personal collection are fine – borrowed items are not. Print materials, like books and articles, are easy. Materials that require special equipment to use require that we have the appropriate equipment in working order. We currently have players for CDs, DVDs and videocassettes. Keep in mind that videotapes are fragile.
  • What will happen to any personal materials I have put on Reserve? First, you’ll need to put your name on any personal items you give us. We’ll put security strips, barcodes and labels on them. If this isn’t okay, let us know and we’ll try to work around it.
  • How soon will Reserve items be available for my students? Please give us two business days to process items for reserve.
  • Are there copyright considerations I should be aware of? Yes, as a matter of fact. Items that you can copy and distribute to your classes are all fair game for the Reserve Collection. To refresh your memory, please take a look at the guidelines for using copyrighted materials in Face to Face Teaching.
  • What about electronic Reserves? We do not maintain an electronic reserves collection because we don’t have the software that limits use to the students currently enrolled in the class for which the materials are intended. You may link to articles and other electronic resources within Moodle, always paying attention to copyright restrictions. The Harvard Business Review, as stated at the bottom of each article, limits the use of their articles as course materials.

What to do:

  • Bring items for Reserve to the Circulation Desk
  • Provide
  1. Your name
  2. Course name and number
  3. Special instructions