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For Faculty

2022-2023 Reserve Changes

As faculty prepare for fall classes, please be aware that the library has made changes to the Reserves process. The new process is the same for both E-Reserves and physical Reserves. This process will simplify faculty requests and provide one single, personalized access point to reserve materials for faculty and students.

Changes of Note:

  • Reserve requests should be submitted three weeks prior to the start of the semester to ensure items are available for students by the start of classes.

  • There is a new form that faculty will need to fill out to request an item be placed on Reserve.

  • Faculty will need to place materials on Reserve on a semester-by-semester basis. There will no longer be permanent reserves.

  • Reserve items will be removed two weeks after the end of semester exams. Faculty owned materials will be returned via interoffice mail, if not previously collected.

If you have questions about Reserves or how to make an item available to your students, contact Laura.


Library Reserves

Library Reserves enable faculty to share both library material, and personally owned material, with students in a controlled lending environment. Limited loan periods ensure students enrolled in a particular course have access to high demand materials. Physical materials are located behind the library service desk and digital materials are located on a course specific webpage that can be embedded into BlackBoard, see instructions below.

How to place an item on Reserve

  • Library-owned material can be placed on Reserve by submitting the Reserve Form.
  • Faculty-owned material can be placed on Reserve by submitting the Reserve Form and dropping off the physical materials at the Library Service Desk. 
  • Electronic materials that go beyond what an educational exception or Fair Dealing would allow for under the Copyright Act may be licensed and placed on Reserve. Submit the Reserve Form and the Copyright Specialist will be in touch to discuss options.
  • Information about the usage of past Reserves is available upon request. 

Reserve materials can include:

  • High-demand books.
  • High-demand DVD's.
  • Physical journal articles.
  • Licensed materials.
  • Student projects from previous semesters with permission from the student. 

Reserve material cannot include:

  • Workbooks or Assignment sheets unless created by the instructor. 
  • Unlicensed printouts or photocopies of a text.
  • Electronic journal articles held by the library. You can create a permalink to this content for use in BlackBoard. 
  • Freely available content on the Web. The Library can assist you in setting up a permalink to this content for use in BlackBoard. 

For more information about Library Reserves contact Laura Gunn

Reserve Request Form

Reserve requests can be submitted online or via the form below.

Adding Reserves to Blackboard

Want to add a direct link to Reserves in your Blackboard course? Check out the step-by-step guide above. Students can access reserve materials added to Blackboard without needing a password.