To find items placed on reserve for your class, please access your course via Blackboard or Moodle, and look within the library course reserves folder. If an item is available electronically, you will be able to access either the full-text document or a media stream. If the item is on physical reserve, you will be linked to the online catalog where you can view the item availability. If available, an item may be checked out at the lending services desk on A Level of Trexler Library.
Reserve periods are for 2 or 4 hours, and 1, 3, or 7 days. Students may take out one AV item or 2 printed materials at one time.
Requests to place items on reserve should be made 3-5 days in advance of class assignments to ensure access for your students. During the first two weeks of a semester there is usually a backlog of requests which will be filled on a first come, first served basis. Please submit your requests as early as possible.
Reserve items might include:
Requests can be submitted in a variety of ways:
If a physical item has already been placed on reserve for another course, we ask that you obtain permission from the faculty member who has placed the item on reserve before using it for your own class. If permissable, the library will cross-reference the physical item with both courses and instructors.
Materials placed on reserve must comply with copyright laws. In general:
The above copyright guidelines all operate within the concept of fair use, described in detail within the following documents:
Concerns about copyright in the classroom or in publishing can be directed to the Outreach and Scholarly Communication Librarian, Kelly Cannon, at firstname.lastname@example.org / 484-664-3602.