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When should I add items to the Library's Course Reserves?
We recommend submitting reserves requests before the start of each semester. This ensures that library staff are able to process requests expediently and make items available to students on the first day of the semester.
Purchase requests should be made well ahead of the start of the semester as it can take approximately 1-2 week for us to order, catalog, and process the material.
What should I put on reserve?
Personal, departmental, or Library copies of textbooks, supplemental material, or DVDs.
What if I don't have a personal copy to place on reserve?
The Library may still be able to help if you don't own an extra copy of an item you want placed on reserve. Start by searching the Library Catalog to see if the Library owns the item. If the library doesn't own the item select the “Purchase Request” option in the Reserves Form and the library will consider purchasing and adding the item to our permanent collection.
Selecting "Purchase Request" does not guarantee that the Library will purchase the requested item. Library staff will contact you if there is an issue.
What happens to my reserve material at the end of the semester?
We prefer to only hold reserve material for courses being taught in a given semester as we have very limited shelf space. Please contact the Circulation Coordinator before the end of each semester and let them know if you'll be removing your reserve items or if you'll need them for the following semester. If the Coordinator doesn't hear from you they will eventually get in touch.
Can multiple professors share a reserve item?
Sure! Just let the Circulation Coordinator know and we can cross-list the item.
How do I know if my reserves are being used?
You may contact the Circulation Coordinator at any time during the semester to get usage statistics for your items.
Should I be concerned about copyright?
Professors are responsible for ensuring their Reserve requests are in compliance with U.S. copyright law and the specifics of The College of Saint Rose Copyright Policy. More information.
Library staff will be in touch if there's a copyright issue with your reserve request.
Request a reserve using the COURSE RESERVES FORM.
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