Reserve Information for Professors

Reserve Desk


A Reserve Request card must be filled out completely for each reserve item and turned in with the item at the Reserve Desk in Collier Library.

Allow 24 hours for processing before sending students to use reserve materials.

For Virtual Reserves please allow at least 48 hours.

If your syllabus includes a list of reserve items, it is helpful to bring the items at the beginning of the semester.

Reserve requests without correct and complete source information will be rejected.

Reserves are mailed back via campus mail at the end of the semester unless they have been marked for permanent reserve.

Mark items for Permanent Reserve only if they are intended to be used multiple semesters.

3 Types of Reserves:

Restricted Reserve:

  • 1 Hour in-building use only.

  • May leave building only by special permission from the instructor who placed it on reserve.

  • A fine of 25 cents per hour or any part of an hour is charged if this item is returned late. A fine of $3.00 PER DAY will be charged if this item is taken from the library.

  • Recommended for high demand items or items that have a potential for not being returned.

Regular Reserve:

  • 1 hour in-library use only OR

  • May be checked out for overnight use as follows:

after 4:00 p.m. Monday-Thursday; must be returned by 8:30 a.m. the following day.

after 4:00 p.m. on Friday; returned by 1:30 p.m. on Saturday.

after 4:00 p.m. on Saturday; returned by 2:30 p.m. on Sunday.

after 4:00 p.m. on Sunday; returned by 8:30 a.m. on Monday.

  • A fine of 25 cents per hour or any part of an hour up to $3.00 per day, will be charged for overdue items.

  • During the Summer Session, may be checked out at 2:00 p.m., Monday-Friday.

One-Day Reserve:

  • May be checked out any time during the day and must be returned sometime the following day before the library closes.

  • May go out for the weekend any time on Friday and be returned any time on Monday.

  • A fine of 50 cents per day will be charged for overdue items.

Copyright for Photocopies

  • Photocopied reserves can be used without copyright permission for only ONE semester.

  • Copyright permission for photocopies is not required for items that are part of the library's collection.

  • Copyright permission for photocopies from books is not required if the book is part of the collection.

  • If copyright permission is denied, the item cannot be placed on reserve.

Reserve lists may be viewed online in the Library Catalog under Course Reserves.


1.) If I am using photocopies, how many should I make available?

Depending on class size and demand, usually two copies are sufficient. If demand is large, we will use our discretion to determine if more copies are necessary.

2.) What type of reserve should I make my items?

Most reserves work well as restricted reserves due to the fact that they are more readily accessible and will be in high demand. Regular reserves work well for smaller group sizes or less demanded items.

Virtual Reserves

  • Virtual Reserves provide a custom created periodical reading list.
  • These articles must be available through the online database.
  • Processing for virtual reserves requires at least 48 hours.

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