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Library Services for Faculty: Course Reserve Requests

Library resources and services for the SUA faculty

Placing Reserve Requests

Course Reserves Request (Copyright Clearance) form must be submitted 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.

Electronic Reserve (Brightspace) Request 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 are used in Brightspace. 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.

Course Reserves Contact

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.