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Course Reserves  

Information about the Ikeda Library's course reserve services.
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Placing Reserve Requests

Course Reserves Request form must be submitted online, in person, or via campus mail at least 5 working days before the expected use. Rush orders may be accepted on a limited basis; however, placement in a timely manner is not guaranteed.

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Ikeda Library Catalog


Physical Reserve Request (In Library) Guidelines

  • Whether acquired by the library or the professors, only legally purchased originals are accepted.
  • Electronic reserve is not available for audio and visual items such as CD, DVD, and VHS. They are accepted to be placed on physical reserve.
  • Typically, there are no more than 18 students enrolled in a course at SUA. The library does not place multiple copies of a requested item.
  • If a substantial amount of an item needs to be on reserve, the whole original item (instead of copied pages) would be placed on reserve.
  • Items obtained from other libraries via Interlibrary Loan cannot be placed on reserve.
  • At the end of each term, all library items are returned to the library shelves, and professors’ personal copies are returned to them. The library does not store materials to be used in subsequent courses. Faculty members have to place a new reserve request at each academic term.

Electronic Reserve Request (On ANGEL) Guidelines

  • The library is actively reviewing and gaining access to increasing number of electronic resources including e-books, e-journals, and full-text databases. Many of the items requested for electronic reserve are accessible through library e-resources. When the library receives a reserve request for a full-text periodical article or a portion of an e-book, the persistent/durable URL is uploaded to Angel to be included in the course syllabus. Linking, rather than scanning, is promoted.
  • The reserve staff prepares a print out of the e-resource to be filed and possibly used during the semester/block in case of internet connection interruption.

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