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- What is a Reserve item?
- What are the different types of Reserves?
- How can one locate Reserve Materials?
- How to Place Materials on Reserve
What is a reserve item?
Faculty members place items on reserve as part of course materials to ensure large numbers of students can use a limited number of resources. Reserves may be physical items (traditional reserves) held at the library or they may be electronic items (electronic reserves) accessed via Blackboard.
Different types of reserves
Electronic Reserves (E-Reserves): Items that are stored and read electronically like some journal articles, clippings. E-Reserves are available 24/7 through Blackboard. Patrons use a password, supplied by their instructor, to access the needed files 24 hours a day 7 days a week via the Internet.
Traditional Reserves: Physical items that are held at the library for patron use are called traditional reserves. Reserve items are checked out for limited amounts of time. If an item is a "closed" reserve item, it must be used in the library. If an items is an "open" reserve item, it may be used anywhere as long as it is returned within the loan period.
Electronic Reserves: see faculty guidelines available online.
Traditional Reserves: The library's online catalog will tell you if an item is a reserve item. If you know your class has items on reserve, you can search in the online catalog for reserve materials by course and by instructor.
Placing Items on Reserve
If you are an instructor at UC, you may place items on reserve at the College and Departmental Library that serves your college or department or at Langsam Library. More information on submission guidelines may be found on the Faculty Guidelines page.