BOOKS & MEDIA
- To request materials be placed on reserve, please contact Robin Maddalena (x7271 or email@example.com).
- You may place books, films, cameras, and audio equipment (owned by the Library or by you) on reserve for a course.
- Please allow staff one week to process your reserve requests before directing students to use them. If a requested item is not in our collection, please allow 4-6 weeks for us to order the item and prepare it for circulation.
- All items will be removed from reserve at the end of the semester. Personal copies will be returned to faculty.
Documents that you provide in print or electronic format as well as electronic materials already owned by the library can be placed on e-Reserve.
Examples of items that can be placed on e-Reserves include: syllabi, exams, lecture notes, journal articles, book chapters, study materials and other material from databases and websites. If you have any questions about the full-text availability of your materials, please contact the Reference Department (x7273). e-Reserve items are posted to the Blackboard course site.
How do I send materials to the Library so that they will be posted as e-Reserves, and how long will it take?
- To request materials be placed on e-reserve, please contact Robin Maddalena (x7271 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
- To submit a digital item to the Library, please email it to Robin as an attachment. Adobe PDF format is preferred.
- When submitting photocopies, please keep these guidelines in mind:
- Pages should have a ½” margin on all sides to prevent text from being cut off during scanning.
- Pages should be clean and free of dark edges.
- Number each page
- Do not staple pages; paperclips are okay
- Individual readings over 50 pages will be placed on regular reserves and made available for check-out at the Library circulation desk.
- To ensure that materials will be available when your students need them, please submit your materials well before the start of the semester (at least two weeks) and at least one week in advance of an assignment during the semester.
How long will my e-Reserve articles remain posted?
E-Reserves will remain posted until the end of the semester.
Access instructions for your students
For e-Reserves placed on Blackboard:
- You may choose where to post links and make instructions available to your students.
If students encounter problems accessing Blackboard materials, they can to contact the IT Help Desk ( x7060). If they have trouble accessing e-Reserve materials on the Library’s catalog, they can contact the Library Circulation desk (x7271).
In determining what materials are appropriate for e-Reserves,
the Library follows U.S. Copyright Law, including fair use guidelines. If you have questions, please confer with Library staff.