Course Reserves for Students

Course Reserves provides access to materials professors identify as important and that have a shortened loan time of two, four, or 24-hours.

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Learn how to place course materials on reserve for your students.

RESERVE POLICIES

Checking Out Materials

  • Three items maximum may be borrowed at once.
  • Items with a two- or four-hour loan time that are checked out within two or four hours of the library’s closing are due a half-hour after the opening of the library the following morning.
  • Reserve items must be returned directly back to where they were checked out.

Overdue Fines

  • During term: $1.00 per hour, per item.
  • During reading period and exams: $5.00 per hour, per item.
  • Items due prior to the library’s closing and not returned on time are charged overdue fines for the overnight hours.

Waitlists
If the item needed is checked out, your name may be added to a waitlist. Please pick it up within the allotted timeframe after receiving the email pick-up notification.

  • 15 minutes / 2-hour loan
  • 30 minutes / 4-hour loan
  • 60 minutes / 24-hour loan

Renewals
Renewals are in-person only, with the reserve material in hand. If an item is waitlisted, it cannot be renewed.

Returning
Items must be directly to the library desk where it was checked out. For Baker-Berry reserve items, please return items to the Baker circulation desk when the reserve desk is closed but Baker-Berry library is open. When Baker-Berry library is closed, an after-hours return box is at the bottom of the stairs near the Novack Cafe.

Lost or Missing Materials
Any items lost or stolen must be replaced. Please notify staff as soon as possible to stop fine accrual and to start the replacement procedure. Replacement includes item cost, a $25.00 processing fee, and a $15.00 billing fee. If the material is found and returned, the replacement and processing fees are refunded, but the billing fee is not.

Fairness
All are expected to respect the rights of everyone to access to course reserve items. Professors and Deans may be contacted regarding non-timely returns of reserve materials. Abuse of library privileges is a breach of the College code of conduct (Standard VIII) and may result in disciplinary action as determined by the Deans.

What I need is not on reserve, now what?
Look up the title of the item in the library catalog and follow the borrowing instructions or suggest to your professor that they place course materials on reserve.