Course reserves

Course reserves are books, articles, DVDs, and other items placed on reserve by faculty or academic departments for student use. These are usually high demand or required reading material.

Course reserves are located at the Circulation Desk and have shorter circulation periods.

Table of Contents, List H2 & H3

Borrowing course reserves

Borrowing course reserves

  • Search for course reserves by course or instructor.
  • Request the items at the Circulation Desk by their call number.
    • All patrons can check out up to 5 course reserves for same-day, 1 day or 3 day loan (depending on the item).
    • Fines for delayed reserves are €0.50 and there is no grace period as there is for regular items.
    • All other borrowing regulations apply normally.

Placing items on reserve

Placing items on reserve

Faculty who wish to place items on reserve should bring the items to the Circulation Desk and fill-in the appropriate form.

Please bring to the library material to be placed on reserve a week before classes start and at least 3 days before you assign it to your students. This will give us enough time to recall any items that might be checked out.

You will need to submit a separate Course Reserves Request Form for each item you want to be placed on reserve. When completing this form please observe the following:

  • Indicate the name of the author and the title of the item to be placed on reserve the way you wish your students to retrieve it.
  • If the item is not needed for the whole term, specify the date by which it should be removed.

For photocopies of book chapters or journal articles, the library needs at least one copy for use in the Library (hourly loan). Additional copies may be added for use outside the library (1 day or 3 day loan).

Material in Greek needs to be cleared through the department heads.

Due to copyright restrictions:

  • We cannot place any unauthorized reproduction of a book, video or CD on reserve. All reserve material must be lawfully acquired or purchased copies
  • We must place on reserve the whole book instead of photocopies of multiple chapters
  • We cannot place course textbooks on reserve
  • If an article is available in one of the online databases you should give students the relevant citations or link to articles from Blackboard instead of placing it on reserve
  • A stamp stating that the item is copyright protected will be placed on all photocopied articles

Withdrawing items from reserve

At the end of each term, you will receive a list with all items on reserve under your name. Please indicate whether items should be kept on reserve for the following term, otherwise, your material will be removed.

Articles and personal copies of books may be kept on reserve for students taking re-sit exams only after special arrangement. Library copies must return to the shelves after the end of the term.

You will be asked to collect your withdrawn reserve items by a certain date; anything not claimed by that date may be discarded.

Course reserves policy revised: Fall 2013