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Access Services: Orientation for Faculty: Reserves and eReserves

Nuts and bolts information on book borrowing, loan periods, fines, Interlibrary Loan, and E-ZBorrow. Also covers many other services handled at the Downtown Campus Library.

Submitting items for eReserves or Reserves

To place items on eReserves/Reserves, fill out a Reserve form and email or bring it to Access Services.

Please include a class syllabus when turning in the first reserve submission for a class.  However, this should not take the place of the list of items requested for reserve.

Reserve items are processed in the order received.  It may take up to 4 days to process materials; please take this into account when giving out assignments involving items being put on Reserve.

eReserves and Reserves


    Copyrighted and non-copyrighted materials will be accepted for addition to eReserves.

    Examples of items that can be submitted for electronic reserve are class notes, presentations, homework solutions, exams, journal articles, and book chapters.

    Electronic documents can be submitted in Word, PowerPoint, Excel, or .pdf.

    Faculty members can access their class reserve materials by
    going to the eReserves page and clicking on the
    link "Log in" on the left side of the page.  This will
    bring up a list of classes they are teaching. 
    When one of the classes is selected, it will bring up a list
    of all the reserve materials that are currently on reserve,
    both eReserve and print reserve.






      Traditional reserve materials for students' coursework are made available for checkout during normal library hours.

      Traditional reserves materials include books (both library owned and personal copies) and CDs. 

      Photocopies of journal articles and book chapters, homework, old tests, lecture notes, etc., may be placed on eReserves, print reserve or both.

      All material circulates for 2 hours at time and may be renewed 1 time only.

      Items on 2 hour reserve may be taken out of the library overnight if checked out  within 2 hours of closing.  They will be due when the library opens the following day.

      Traditional reserve may be designated "in-building use only", if the faculty member prefers                    

        Media Reserves

        Media titles needed for class can be placed on traditional reserve, reserved and taken to class for viewing or streamed for online viewing.

        To place items on traditional reserve, fill out the Media Reserve form and submit it.

        If you would like to have something streamed for a class, fill out the Request for Media eReserves .  Please take extra care with the educational explanation when requesting items for streaming.

        To reserve a film for a specific date in the semester, call Media Services at 293-0354.