invite you to place items on reserve in the library for students
to use throughout the term. The purpose of a reserve
is to make scarce resources available
to many users, not to hold materials for one person or to ensure
their security. When you bring in selected material to be placed
on reserve, this short list of guidelines may be of some help.
assistance in following these guidelines will enable the processing
of reserves to go smoothly for all of us.
To process your reserves as quickly as possible, please:
- Choose your reserve material carefully. Every term, we process
some reserve items that are never used, needlessly slowing down
the process for everyone. Also, please make sure we have the material,
unless you intend to provide it. If it needs to be ordered, give
us at least eight weeks to receive it.
- Bring your materials to us BEFORE the first
day of classes. Earlier than that helps even more. We
can promise anything delivered to us before August 15 for fall
term and December 19 for winter term will be ready for use by the
first day of the term. Throughout the term, please allow us at
least two days to process materials before they are to be used.
We want your reserve material to be available to your students
as soon as they ask for it, and we appreciate your help in this
- Make sure the information you give us about the material matches
the titles and authors itemized on your syllabus. Students are
not always clear about what they are supposed to read, and matching
the syllabus to the reserve list enables us to help them read
the correct material. We would appreciate having a copy of your
syllabus along with your reserve list.
Please be aware that copyright law (Title 19, United States Code)
restricts the number of duplicate photocopies we are allowed
to have and still meet the criteria for fair use. Two is
maximum in a college this size. We are not allowed to place copied
material on reserve for more than one class or for more than
one term without obtaining permission. More information on
copyright and fair use can be viewed at the college's copyright web page.