With the exception of serials and items not available for checkout, library staff or faculty members may choose to place any materials on reserve. If a faculty member puts a personal item on reserve, the library must be allowed to place a bar code and spine label on the item. While a personal item remains the property of the faculty member, a bar code allows the library to properly control the item and assign responsibility for the item when it is checked out to a borrower. A spine label allows the library to file the item in a logical manner so that the item can be easily retrieved.
Reserve items are filed according to the course subject heading. If a personal item is put on reserve and it is lost, stolen or missing, the library will not replace the personal item. Faculty members may choose to donate their reserve items to the library; all donated items are subject to the library’s donation policy.
Faculty members may submit reserve requests to the library on a Reserve Request and Copyright Compliance Form. The form is available at the library circulation desk. Within two weeks of the receipt of the request the library will complete and send to the faculty member a status update on the reserve request. The status of the request may take on one of the following forms:
A faculty member or dean may make a request to the Dean of Library and Instructional Services to place a serial title on reserve. Upon receipt of this request, the Dean of Library and Instructional Services will present the request to the academic deans. Once it is determined that moving a serial title to reserves will not adversely impact other disciplines or departments, the Dean of Library and Instructional Services will approve the request. Serial titles will remain on reserve until a request to remove a serial title from reserves is presented. The same procedure will be followed when removing a title from reserve. Individual issues of serial titles may not be placed on reserve.