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Course Reserves for Faculty
NOTE: We are only able to process Course Reserve requests for courses taught in the current semester, or, the upcoming semester if you are submitting your request during the summer or winter interim periods. Due to limited shelf space we are only able to hold on to material for one semester unless the material will be used in the semester that immediately follows.
What types of material should I put on Course Reserve?
Any course material, including but not limited to textbooks, supplemental material, and DVD's.
When should I add items to Course Reserve?
Submitting reserves requests before the start of each semester (the sooner the better) ensures that Circulation staff are able to process requests in a timely manner, ideally making the 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 weeks for the material to be ordered, cataloged, and added to Course Reserve.
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 to place on Course 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, making it available to your students through Course Rserve, eventually 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?
Due to limited shelf space we are only able to hold on to material for one semester unless the material will be used in the semester that immediately follows. Circulation staff will get in touch with faculty and instructors at the end of the semester to inquire about the status of the course and material.
Can multiple instructors share a Course Reserve item?
Yes, but you must inform us of the need to cross-list an item either when submitting the Course Reserve request or by getting in touch with the Circulation Desk.
How do I know if my Course Reserve material is being used by students?
Contact the Circulation Desk to get usage statistics for your Course Reserve items. Requests for statistics must be made before the end of the semester or else relevant data may be lost.
Should I be concerned about copyright?
Yes. Faculty and instructors are responsible for ensuring that their Course Reserve requests are in compliance with U.S. copyright law and the specifics of The College of Saint Rose Copyright Policy. Circulation staff will be in touch if there is a copyright issue with your Course Reserve request.
Contact the Circulation Desk