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Placing ebooks and articles on Reserve

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.

Note that some of our ebook vendors only allow a single user to access an ebook at a time, often with the ebook checked out to that user for seven days. Having a large class attempt to access an ebook under this model will be frustrating to students. If you need a large class to be able to access an ebook, consult with your college librarian, who can check on access limits and see if we can purchase the ebook from another vendor when that will be a problem. (Online articles don't have simultaneous access restrictions.)

Simply fill out the reserve request form, entering the complete title of the ebook or article and choose ebook/online article as the format. (Ebooks often don't have call numbers, so leave that field blank if necessary.) All of our ebooks can be found in Summon , where you can search for known titles or just keywords for ebooks on a topic. Most of our journals are indexed in Summon.

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Check My Library Account to view all materials checked out to you, due dates, awaiting materials you have requested, and any fines you may have.

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