After the end of exams, library-owned materials will be returned to the collection. Personal materials will be mailed back to the address listed on your reserve form.
Instructors can copy URLs from the reserves system to link to their reading lists. Note that reserve reading lists are not limited to physical material; you can also include links to ebooks, articles, and other online resources. This way your entire reading list will be available in one place, and you will avoid copyright violations that can result from downloading materials and adding them to Scholar.
Ebooks and online articles can be added to your course's reserve list, just as physical books. We can scan articles and book chapters found in our print journals and books, and we can link to online articles directly. While ebooks can't be reserved for a single class to access, having them appear with the other items on reserve for your course does make it more convenient for your students.
There is an Reserve request form online for instructors who want to place library-owned materials on reserve. You can also sign in to My Library Account, perform a search in Addison, and use the Add to Course Reserve (Faculty and GTAs only) link to submit the currently viewed item to Reserves. The link will pull information from the catalog and fill out the Item Information section of the Reserve form for you
The faculty member responsible for the course must sign the Reserve request form, which says all materials placed on reserve for the course comply with the copyright guidelines. A signature is required before items can be processed.
Graduate/teaching assistants must have their faculty advisor for the course sign the Reserve request form before it can be processed. If you are not listed as a professor, assistant professor, associate professor, or instructor in the undergraduate or graduate catalog, you must have the faculty advisor's signature.
Only one chapter from a textbook may be placed on reserve at a time. Copies of multiple chapters on reserve concurrently is a violation of copyright law. If a professor submits multiple chapters of a text, the professor will be contacted via e-mail or phone. If Reserve does not hear from the instructor within 5 days, the materials in violation of copyright will be returned by campus mail.
Only one article from the same journal/magazine may be placed on reserve at a time, copies of multiple articles from the same journal placed on reserve concurrently is a violation of copyright law. If a professor submits multiple articles in violation, the professor will be contacted via e-mail or phone. If Reserve does not hear from the instructor within 5 days, the materials in violation of copyright will be returned by campus mail.
Multiple copies of the same article or chapter is permissable. Professors may place one (1) copy of an item on reserve for every 20 students. (EX: 100 students= 5 copies). There is a maximum limit of 9 copies allowed.
There are 5 loan periods available; 2 hour library use only, 2 hour (may leave the library), 2 day loan (may leave the library), 7 day loan (may leave the library), and 3 hour Media library use only. If no loan period is selected on the Reserve request form, the default loan period will be 2 hour library use only.