The University Libraries' online Course Reserves allows library patrons to view listings of materials currently available at Reserve Desks for VT instructors. To search for reserve material, enter all or part of the instructor's name, last name first. Alternatively, you may enter the course name or number. Please bring the call number to the Circulation desk with your Hokie passport to check out any reserve material. Limited to 2 items checked out at a time.
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Reserve items may be renewed a maximum of 3 times, with the exception of 7 day loan items, which cannot be renewed. Renewals are NOT allowed during exams or if other patrons are waiting on reserve items.
You can renew either in person at the Newman Library Circulation/Reserve Desk or by calling 540-231-6340. (To see renewal information for other branches/units, see their web sites linked below.) You will need to provide your patron ID number and the reserve item number you wish to renew. You will be given a new due date and time. Fines will accrue at $1.00/hour (or fraction thereof) for hourly reserve items renewed late, and at $1.00/day for daily reserve items renewed late.
At certain times, no renewals will be allowed. They include:
Please note that if materials are not renewable, you will be fined if the item is not returned on time.
Hourly Reserve items (2 Hour Loan and 3 Hour Loan) are fined $1.00/hour overdue. Daily Reserve items (2 Day Loan and 7 Day Loan) are fined at $1.00/day overdue.
Patrons may pay fines at the Circulation desk. Accepted forms of payment: cash, check, or Hokie Passport general funds.
Patrons may appeal Newman Library reserve fines by completing an appeal form available at the Circulation/Reserve Desk.
Reserve fines at other branch libraries (ie. Art+ Architecture Library, Vet Med Library, or the NVC Resource Center) may be appealed at that respective branch.
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. If you wish to keep any materials on reserve after exams, you must email Reserve.
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If a reserve item becomes missing or damaged, the instructor will be notified promptly by either phone or email.
Patrons who have long overdue reserve materials belonging to the Library will be billed a standard replacement fee. Additionally, the instructor will be notified that the item is unavailable.
University Libraries will not replace lost or damaged personal materials.
Courses with electronic materials will be password protected in accordance with copyright guidelines. Professors will be supplied with their password and they will need to pass that information on to their students.
Reserve Request Forms submitted with course materials will be processed within two business days. Additional processing time will be required at the beginning and end of semesters and before exams. Material that must be searched for, ordered, and/or recalled requires additional processing time.
On the back of each Reserve Request Form you will find a summary of Federal Copyright Laws. This information is also available online at Copyright Guidelines: Reserve. You must read and sign the Reserve Request Form to indicate your compliance with Federal Copyright Laws. You must sign this form for each course you have materials on Reserve.
In compliance with U.S. Copyright Law (17 USC, section 106) and Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (34 C.F.R. Part 99, Subpart A - General Section 99.1), a professor wishing to place a student paper/project on reserve, must complete a Student paper consent form. This form must accompany the student's work; materials will not be processed without the permission form.
The library also has Permanent Reserve items. These materials are in high demand or are sensitive in nature. A few popular journals are on reserve and are listed below.
Please check our FAQ's for answers to your reserve questions.