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Reserves Print + Media

McIntyre Library Services

Guidelines for Placing Print/Media on Course Reserve

  • Use a different "Library Reserve List" form for each class.
  • Fill in the form completely. The requested information is needed to process your materials onto the automated system. Incomplete forms cause delays in processing.
  • Make certain you include your course prefix and course number.
  • Select only one circulation category per title.
  • Processing time -- Be sure to allow for processing time. Many instructors bring materials to Reserve during the first weeks of the semester. Requests are handled on a first come, first served basis during regular business hours. If you have a lot of materials please prioritize by the date the materials will be needed by students.
  • The number of copies formula is 1 copy per 20 students (maximum of 5 copies). Two copies are always accepted. If you feel you require more than 5, please contact the Course Reserves Supervisor.
  • Ordering a book for Reserve use -- We suggest that you order for the library (through your regular departmental procedures) books you will assign as required or recommended readings, which are not in the library's collection. 
  • When ordering a book for Reserve, please be sure to mark the RESERVE box on the ordering form AND send a Course Reserves Form to Course Reserves Supervisor, McIntyre Library, listing the book and a note that it is "on order". Following these procedures will ensure priority handling of the book order. You will be notified when the book is available.
  • Submit the "Reserve List" form WITH any copies of materials or personal copies of books, etc. at the Circulation Desk at the first-floor entrance of the library. You may send them through campus mail if they fit in a campus envelope.
  • Removing items from Course Reserve--An instructor may remove an item from Course Reserve at any time. If the item is owned by the library it will be returned to general circulation; if it is a personal or departmental copy it will be returned to the owner/department. NOTE: Any Print/Media Course Reserve item that has not been used for a course for two calendar years will be removed; personal copies will be returned to the owner/department.
  • Course Reserve Request Form

For more information about Course Reserve, see our Course Reserve libguide (click here to view).

Books: Books in McIntyre Library Collection will be retrieved by the Reserve staff.

Media: DVDs, CDs, etc.

Personal Property: Instructors may place personal copies of books, articles, reports, papers, pamphlets, etc., on Reserve. Please note, however, that these items are placed on Course Reserve at the instructor's risk. It is suggested that books you will assign as required or recommended readings, which are not in the Library's collection, be ordered by you through your academic department.

PLEASE NOTE: It is necessary that all personal books be processed with call number labels and barcodes.

Items placed on Print and Media Course Reserve can be designated a loan period of two hours, one day, three days, and seven days. All Course Reserve items are held at the circulation desk.

Beginning in the Fall 2014 semester, McIntyre Library is no longer hosting course reading materials on library-created web pages or linking them in Electronic Course Reserve in the online catalog. All electronic readings will be posted entirely through D2L.

Existing Electronic Course reserve readings are available via the network drive. Folders can be found by department using the links below:

From on campus: \\staff\e-reserve

From off campus: Start a VPN session, then in Windows Explorer go to \\\e-reserve\

For assistance in locating and ordering articles for courses, please contact the Circulation or Interlibrary Loan departments.

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