To ensure timely processing of Course Reserve Lists, we ask faculty to use the following guidelines when submitting material or readings lists for your course. Please note that there are separate guidelines for Electronic Reserves.
Although Reserve will accept items submitted at any time during the semester, it is always best to submit at least three weeks prior to the start of the semester to avoid delays.
Processing time for items submitted directly to Reserve staff will take a minimum of 24 hours but can take as long as a 5 working days (Monday - Friday) depending on the number and types of items, submission date and number of courses in the queue ahead of yours. All courses are processed in order of receipt on a Monday - Friday schedule during normal business hours. No processing of submissions occurs at nights or on weekends.
A Reserve Request Form is required to be filled out before new course reserves are processed.
The Library will accept the following types of materials for Reserve:
The Library will return requests that exceed photocopying/digital copy limits set forth in the Fair Use Guidelines of the Copyright Revision Act of 1976.
The Library will NOT accept the following types of materials for Reserve:
Loan periods for print or media materials:
Faculty may make exceptions to the circulating policy of any item on their Reserve Reading List except for library items that have a permanent non-circulating status. A student may present a permission note to a Reserve staff person between the hours of 8 am and 5 pm, Monday - Friday to secure an exception to the policy.
Submitting a Reading List for a Reserve Course
Faculty may submit a reading list consisting of library books and bound journals for their courses. Lists should be submitted at least 3 to 4 weeks prior to the start of the semester. Processing time for a reading list is 3 to 10 working days (Monday - Friday). No processing is done evenings or weekends.
Lists may be submitted in person, via campus mail, or by the Reserve Request Form on Falvey Library's home page.
Reserve staff cannot accept requests over the phone.
Reading lists should include the following information:
Book information should include:
Please follow the guidelines listed below to ensure timely processing of readings for Electronic Reserve.
Guidelines for Electronic Reserve
Material for Electronic Reserve must be submitted with a Reserve Request Form. Request forms can be picked up at the Circulation Desk. Or you may send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with attached documents (PDF only).
Photocopied/digitally copied material must comply with copyright law and fair use as detailed below:
* Notice of Copyright: The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, USC) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research. If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy for purposes in excess of fair use, that user may be liable for copyright infringement. This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.
Material rejected due to copyright concerns will be returned to you.