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Reserve Materials

Faculty members or instructors may place required readings on reserve in the Curriculum Materials Library and/or Edmon Low Library to ensure availability for students in their classes.

Reserve materials may include:

  • Library books, government documents, and personal or departmental copies
  • Photocopies of journal articles
  • Exams, lecture notes, problem sets, etc.

All materials placed on reserve are subject to compliance with copyright law. The Library complies with the 1976 Copyright Law. Information about this law and its application to reserve policy is available from the reserve supervisor (744-3723).

A complete Reserve Request Form, filled out by the course instructor, must accompany all materials to be placed on reserve. Forms for this purpose are also available at the CML Circulation Desk.

All Reserve Request Forms require:

  • The course prefix and course number listed on the form to match the listing in the University Class Schedule
  • The call number (including volume number, if any), author and title of library materials
  • Bibliographic citation for photocopied material or for instructor-provided books.
  • The author and title for photocopies or books provided by the course instructor
  • The citations in the course syllabi must be the same as the citations given on the Reserve Request Form.

Reserve Request Forms are processed in the order they are received. Exceptions are:

  • Requests with accompanying materials receive priority over requests submitted the same day that require reserve staff to retrieve books from the shelves and/or make photocopies
  • Priority is given to reserve requests that are a direct result of textbook shortages at the bookstore.

Requests are normally processed in two working days. Delays may occur:

  • During the first four weeks of a semester
  • When library materials must be recalled, searched, or photocopied
  • When materials are ordered to fill the reserve. Allow a minimum of four to six weeks for an order.

The following loan periods are available:

  • 2-hours restricted (in library use only)
  • 2-hours overnight (in library use unless checked out within 2 hours of closing, then it is due 1 hour after opening on the following day)
  • 1-day (may be kept until closing on the following day)
  • 3-day (may be kept until closing on the third day)
  • 7-day (may be kept until closing on the seventh day).

Requests are accepted throughout the semester, but for materials to be available at the beginning of the semester Reserve Request Forms must be received three weeks prior to the first day of classes.

The Library complies with the 1976 Copyright Law. Information about this law and its application to reserve policy is available from the reserve supervisor (744-6558).

If you have any questions, please contact the CML Librarian or Library Technical Assistant at (405) 744-6310.