Student Access to Course Reserves

Course Reserve materials can be requested at the circulation desk on the first floor. The use of most reserve material is limited to registered students and faculty. Loan periods vary from 2 hours to one week. Renewals and holds are not permitted.

Late return fines accrue when an item is not returned by the time or date it is due. Fines continue to accrue even when the library is closed. When an item becomes 10 days overdue, a lost item replacement fee is also assessed. The library reserves the right to notify a professor if his/her personal material is not returned to the Circulation desk.

Students will access electronic course reserves via Blackboard. Students must be registered for a class to obtain access to its electronic reserve readings.

Overdue Fine Policy

2 Hour & 3 Hour Loans $1 per hour per item, $10 max
1, 3, 7 Day Loan $1 per day per item, $10 max
Lost Item Replacement Fee $100, plus maximum overdue fine

Faculty - Placing Physical Materials on Course Reserve

  • Processing course lists is restricted to Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm when reserve staff are available.
  • Faculty may place their own books, DVDs, VHS, exams, desk copies, manuals, etc on reserve.
  • We cannot accept items owned by other libraries or by commercial enterprises, like video stores.
  • Materials placed on course reserve may have a loan period of 2 hours, 3 hours or 1, 3, or 7 days.

Faculty - Digital Scans of Materials on Course Reserve

  • Faculty may ask Course Reserve staff to scan print materials for placement in Blackboard.
  • Items accepted for electronic reserve include book chapters, articles, exams, papers, essays, etc.
  • Processing time for electronic reserves is 24-72 hours, depending on the time of year.
  • All scanned items must meet Fair Use and copyright law restrictions.

Additional Faculty Guidelines for Course Reserves

Phone & Email

Faculty may contact Trisha Kemp at 610-519-3899 or send an email to with questions about course reserve materials or policies.