Reserve Services

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Faculty members may place Library materials or personal items on reserve
for students to use in connection with their coursework. These items are shelved behind the circulation desk for restricted use.

To place an item on reserve, you must complete a Library Reserve
Request Form.


  • Submit one Reserve Request Form for each item requested. Please provide
    complete information.
  • Library staff will retrieve the requested item and process it for reserve status.
  • Library reference materials may not be placed on reserve.
  • A confirmation notice will be sent to you.


  • Submit one Reserve Request Form for each article BEFORE submitting the article.
  • Copies of articles must be brought to the circulation desk.
  • Each article will be processed and held with other reserve items at the circulation desk.


  • Submit one Reserve Request Form for each item BEFORE submitting the item.
  • Personal items must be brought to the circulation desk.
  • Each item will be processed for reserve circulation by placing a barcode sticker on the item. This will assist in accurate materials management.
  • Personal items will be treated with care; however, the Library cannot be held liable for lost or damaged items.


  • Reserve status extends to the end of each semester.
  • At semester end, items on Reserve will be returned to the circulation shelves, or to
    their owners.
  • Items to be held on reserve in succeeding terms (Spring-Summer, Fall-Spring, etc.) may remain on reserve at the request of the instructor. To authorize this extension, you must submit another Reserve Request Form prior to the end of the current semester.
  • Faculty and staff must abide by the same policies as other users when accessing reserve materials. The reserving instructor must authorize any exceptions.
  • Some items housed behind the circulation desk (such as videos and DVDs) are not automatically on reserve. If you wish to place such an item on reserve, the procedures outlined above must be followed.



1 hour Library use only Must be used in Library and returned in one hour Out: Saturday, 11:45 a.m.
Due: Saturday, 12:45 p.m.
3 hour Library use only Must be used in Library and returned in three hours

Out: Tuesday, 2:15 p.m.

Due: Tuesday, 5:15 p.m.

1 day May leave Library May be checked out any time, but returned by closing time that day

Out: Monday, 9:45 a.m.

Due: Tuesday, 10:45 p.m.

3 day May leave Library Must be returned by closing time on 3rd day, regardless of check-out time Out: Wednesday, 8:30 p.m. Due: Saturday, 4:45 p.m.
8 day May leave Library Must be returned by closing time on 8th day, regardless of check-out time

Out: Tuesday, 7:45 a.m.

Due: Wednesday (of following week), 10:45 p.m.


NOTE: For 3-day and 8-day checkout periods, the checkout day, Sundays (when the library is closed), and holidays are NOT counted. Please return all reserve materials at least 15 minutes before closing.

We are here to help you!

For more information, questions, or comments regarding reserve services, please contact:

Circulation Manager




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