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Reserves

Information for Students

Reserve books, periodicals, and photocopies in which readings have been assigned for specific courses by the class instructoror are available at the north (left) end of the circulation desk which is located in the main entry of the James White Library. Instructors will designate circulation periods of one, two, three, or four hours; one or two days; or one week. Hourly materials may be checked out for overnight loan during the last hour the library is open. This reserve collection is the reponsibility of the Patron Services Department.

Audiovisual materials are placed on reserve in the Media Center. Reserves are also handled in the two branch libraries: the Architecture Resource Center and the Music Materials Center.

Due to high demand for reserve materials, failure to return hourly materials on time will result in a fine of $.25 per hour or fraction thereof. The fine for day and week materials is $.50 per day or fraction thereof.

Reserve lists by course name and instructor name may be checked on JeWeL, the library's online catalog. Information may be retrieved by professor or course name. The Patron Services Department also keeps a looseleaf binder on the main circulation desk of this information, arranged by professor name.

Information for Faculty

Faculty members are requested to present reserve materials and lists to the Patron Services Department well before the beginning of the term for which they will be used. Books, bound periodicals and photocopies may be placed on reserve for one of the following circulation periods: one, two, three or four hours; one or two days; or one week. Materials are processed more quickly if they are brought to the main circulation desk.

Reserve lists may be checked on JeWeL, the library's online catalog. The Patron Services Department also keeps a looseleaf binder of this information on the main circulation desk, arranged by professor name.

Personal items may be placed on reserve.

In compliance with U.S. copyright law, faculty members may place on reserve all library and personal copies of the original book or journal, plus one photocopy of the selected article or chapter for each original owned. Multiple photocopies may be placed on reserve only with the written permission of the copyright owner. These photocopies must be made by the department presenting them. The library will not make such copies.

Except for items permanently on reserve, reserve materials are taken off reserve at the end of each term.

Updated August 21, 2014