Course Reserves - Faculty Information
What is Clemons Reserves?
Clemons Library provides reserve services for books in the humanities and social sciences, and for videos across disciplines. The reserves service is intended to provide access to materials that are essential to the curriculum but are supplementary to the required textbooks, or for which only a small portion is required, or that are difficult for students to acquire.
How can I put items on reserve?
You can place a reserve request for Library-owned material by using the online form on the Library's Course Reserves page. You can also place items on reserve by bringing them to Clemons and filling out a reserve request form.
How many books can I put on reserve?
Due to space limitations and the large volume of reserve books, we request that instructors place no more than 25 titles per class on reserve and just one copy per title.
How long can reserve items be checked out?
Clemons reserve loan periods are
Books: 3 hours or 2 days
Videos: 3 hours
Can I put my own copy of something on reserve?
Yes, you can place personal copies of books or videos on reserve. Please be aware that personal copies will be marked and barcoded for use with our circulation system. The library cannot assume liability for materials that are worn, torn, mutilated, lost or stolen.
Can I put journal articles and book chapters on reserve?
Yes. You can request journal articles or chapters from books to be placed on reserve through the Library’s Instructional Scanning Service.
What about textbooks?
The Library does not purchase textbooks for course reserves. Students are expected to purchase required textbooks for their own use. If the Library already owns a textbook, or you bring us a personal copy, we’ll place one copy on reserve.
How long does it take to get something on reserve?
Reserve requests are processed in the order in which they are received.
During the beginning of the semester allow 14 days to process requests; afterwards, requests will usually be processed within 3 business days.
What if I need something put on reserve right away?
Although we make every effort to process requests quickly, we cannot guarantee timely service for last-minute requests.
What if something I need is checked out?
Items that are checked out will be recalled. Please note that recalled items may take 3 weeks or longer to process.
How about items that the Library doesn’t have?
If we don’t already own something that’s requested for reserve we’ll attempt to purchase it. Please note that items that need purchasing may take 4 weeks or longer to process.
Stop by the Clemons Circulation Desk on the 4th floor. You can also reach us by phone or email.