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Course reserves for your students

What are course reserves?

  • They are required or recommended readings or textbooks that you want placed on short-term loan on the Reserves shelves (behind the Help Desks) in the Libraries so that you students can access them.

How do I put materials on Reserve for my students? 

  • Take the items you want put on Reserve to your campus library and talk to the library staff at the Help Desk.  If there are items in the library collection that you want to put on Reserve, ask the library staff to take them out of circulation and put them on Reserve.
  • You can stipulate what loan period you would like on these items - overnight, 3-day, 2-hour in library use, etc.
  • Tell the library staff how long you want the materials to remain on Reserve.  If the items belong to you, let the library staff know when you will pick them up.

How do my students access them?

  • They can check for course reserves in the library catalogue by clicking on Reserve Desk and browsing by instructor (last name - e.g. Smith), course number (e.g. GNED 500) or course name (e.g. Business Fundamentals).

Does the library purchase copies of textbooks?

  • No, it is not the library’s policy to purchase textbooks.  The library provides supplementary resources to support college programs. The library budget is not sufficient to purchase course textbooks. If you have an extra copy of the textbook you are using in class, consider putting it on reserve to make it accessible to students who have not been able to purchase the book themselves.