Faculty who wish to place items on reserve must fill out a Reserve Request Form, available at the Library Circulation Desk or online (please print out and submit in person). The form will ask for the following information:
Processing time: Please allow a minimum of 3 days for processing. Materials placed on reserve are processed as quickly as possible. Reserve materials must be input into our computer system, barcoded, and documented. Due to the large volume of requests during the first few weeks of the semester, requests may take longer than 3 days. Materials received on the weekends will not be processed until the next working day.
It is recommended that you provide a class syllabus when submitting your reserve materials to better assist students in finding material and to prioritize processing of readings.
Faculty may place required reading materials on reserve for their students. These may be Trible Library materials, and/or personal copies of books, journal and newspaper articles, and audiovisual materials (**subject to copyright and fair use laws). Copyright compliance in respect to photocopies is the responsibility of the faculty member.
Library owned books or personal copies of books may be placed on reserve. Note that barcodes will be placed on all personal copies. The Library will not place materials borrowed from other libraries on reserve. Course packs can not be placed on reserve. (Custom published anthologies are prepared for sale through the bookstore and are, therefore, not appropriate for reserve because one of the tenets of fair use is that such use not effect the market value.)
Only legally owned, authorized, licensed, and/or commercially bought copies of films, broadcasts, performance, or audio will be placed on reserve. The original videos, CDs, or DVDs must be owned by the instructor, department or college in order to be placed on reserve. The Library reserves the right to refuse for reserve any program for which the legality of the recording is in question.
Items are removed from reserve at the end of each semester, unless the faculty member is teaching the same course in the immediately following semester. The material will either be returned via campus mail or held for your pick-up at the Circulation Desk, depending on what you indicated on the Reserve Request Form. Library owned material will be returned to the stacks.