How to put materials on reserve
Provide the circulation desk with your reserve materials. Books, DVDs, videos, photocopied articles, music clips, sound clips, and movie clips or other material can be brought in person to the library, sent through interoffice mail, or emailed (if they're digital files) to email@example.com.
- Fill out a reserve request form.
- Once we have your reserve request form, we will place your materials on reserve within three business days (sometimes longer in the beginning of the semester due to backlog).
- Due to time constraints, we can retrieve Salve books from our collection, but not journal articles. We also cannot photocopy pages to be place on e-reserve.
- If the library does not own an item it can be ordered using our online order request form.
- Personal items may also be placed on Reserve.
We can place unbound photocopies, Power Point presentations, Word documents, DVDs, music clips, sound clips, movie clips and VHS tapes on electronic reserve. Electronic reserves are available online so that students can view them and print them out anywhere they have internet access.
Unbound photocopies will be placed on electronic reserve only, unless you tell us you would like them to be placed on hard copy reserve as well on the request form.
Frequently asked questions:
What do I need to do to place a document on electronic reserve?
- Students have 24 hour a day access from any computer with an Internet connection.
- Students can read the article online or print it out.
- Faculty can link course reserves to their websites.
- Online authorization process complies with copyright restrictions.
- Allows multiple uses without quality reduction.
How many pages can an electronic reserve be?
- Provide us with the materials you would like to have placed on reserve. You can email digital files, bring us a flash drive, interoffice us documents, or come in person.
- Documents should be clean copies. Shadowed photocopies mean bigger file sizes, which may take longer to download.
- Fill out a reserve request form either in person at the library, or as an online request. Be sure to sign or check the copyright waiver and all other information on the form to ensure that your request can be processed promptly.
Is there a limit to the number of Electronic Reserves per course?
- E-reserves can be as many pages as you like. The longer the article is, the longer it takes to download, so you might want to let your students know that they might need to be patient while the article loads.
- No! You can place as many articles as you would like on e-reserve.
Please keep in mind that you are responsible for ensuring that all items placed on reserve or electronic reserve abide by the guidelines for educational use of copyrighted materials. Copyright laws are available online at:
The library also has:
The Complete Copyright Liability Handbook for Librarians and Educators
by Tomas A. Libinski
Call number: KF3020 .L57 2006 (located in the Reference Collection).
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