Reserves Policy

The Reserve Collection contains select information resources to support specific courses for the duration of one semester. Most items are placed on reserve by faculty request. However, library staff may recommend that items in high demand or in support of student success initiatives be placed on Reserve. Reserve items may be print or electronic. 

Print Reserves

The print reserve collection, located at the BORROW Desk on the third floor, consists of books and other items. They may be personal copies on loan to the library or items from the library collection.

  • Faculty may initiate a request to place items on reserve by filling out the Library Reserves Request Form.
  • When placing a personal copy on reserve, deliver it to the BORROW Desk along with a printout of the Request form. (Please note that personal items will be labeled, barcoded, and sensitized to meet library requirements.)
  • The library will return personal copies at the end of each semester.
  • When requesting that library material be placed on reserve, please include the title, author, edition, and preferably the call number on the form.
  • Items will be placed on reserve within one week of receipt of a request.
  • When a library staff member recommends a textbook or reading be placed on Reserve, the library will inform the faculty teaching all sections of the course that the textbook or reading is on Reserve.

Electronic Reserves

Articles, selections from books, or other electronic content protected by copyright may be placed on Electronic Reserve, providing the requester has obtained copyright permission.

  • Electronic information resources that are not owned by the Hunt Library or openly accessible may generally be placed on Electronic Reserve for one semester, according to the Fair Use Guidelines of copyright legislation.
  • If faculty wish to place items on Electronic Reserve for longer than one semester, they will need to obtain copyright permission. (For more information, please see How to obtain copyright permission for your Reserves using the Copyright Clearance Center.)
  • To place items on Electronic Reserve, please complete the Library Reserves Request form and submit it along with the item and proof of copyright permission, if necessary. Items provided by the faculty may be attached to the form. Physical items in need of scanning can be dropped off at the BORROW Desk with a printout of the Library Reserves Request form.