Course reserves are special readings set aside by faculty members for the exclusive use of students in specific courses. The library manages both hardcopy and online course readings. Hardcopy course reserves are held behind the library service desk at each campus. Online readings are available in SLATE, through our eCOR Service. To learn more about our eCOR service, see eCOR: Electronic Course Readings.
Course reserves are held behind the library service desk at your campus. You will need to provide library staff with your professor's name. Library staff will retrieve your course reserve for you.
Students and faculty can look up the course reserves that are available at campus libraries through the library catalogue.
To access the list of reserves for your courses:
The catalogue record will provide you with a location (Davis, Trafalgar, or HMC). Visit a library service desk to borrow your course reserve.
Course reserves are typically available for a three hour loan, unless the instructor requests a different loan period. To check the length of the loan for your reserve item, ask the library.
Course reserve requests for both physical and electronic materials can all be made through eCOR.
For hardcopies, we accept books, libretti, DVDs, CDs and video games. Be sure to allow 5 to 7 working days for processing (if additional time is needed, the Library will contact you within that timeframe).
Submit your request through the eCOR tool available in SLATE, or email a completed form: Request a Hardcopy Reserve. To process your request, staff require the source title, author name(s), edition number if available, and publication year. The Library will help locate the material in our collection and will notify the instructor if the material is not available.
Materials can be dropped off at the Library`s circulation desk along with the completed form: Submit a Hardcopy Reserve [pdf].
Please utilize the eCOR tool available in SLATE. We can help you with copyright clearance, scanning materials and setting up digital access for your students to access via SLATE.
NOTE: Textbooks supplied by publishers for instructor review cannot be placed on reserve due to copyright considerations.
Faculty may specify how they want the materials they supply to be returned to them at the end of a term (e.g. via interdepartmental mail, pick-up by instructor, or donate to the Library).
NOTE: If an item is not picked up within a year, the Library will assume that it has been donated and it may be placed in our collection or disposed of at our discretion.