Reserve Collection

Materials are placed on reserve to support current instructional needs. A valid university ID is required to use reserve materials and these items are available for limited use. Failure to return reserve material by the due date/hour will result in a fine. 

How to place material on reserve

Faculty and staff need to complete and submit the Library Reserve Request to begin the process. Please provide detailed information on the material required. Send an email to if you have questions or need assistance.

Books and media

Library staff will retrieve books and media from the circulating collection for you. The completed form will supply the needed information. If a particular edition is required, please specify on the form. Non-circulating materials such as reference books, materials from the University Archives and Area Research Center and printed periodicals may not be placed on reserve. Materials from other libraries, items available via Canvas and items that do not comply wit the fair use provision (section 107) of the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code) are not eligible to be placed on reserve. Materials from the library's circulating collections remain on reserve for up to one academic year, renewable as needed. The library may be able to purchase materials based on the availability of funds. 

Personal property

Faculty and staff may place personal copies of books, DVDs, reports, papers, pamphlets, exams or other instructor-produced course-related materials on reserve. The library will assign call numbers and place labels on such items. The library is not liable for theft, damage or mutilation of personal copies placed on reserve. Once the reserve period has expired, these materials are withdrawn from reserve and will be returned. 

Extended reserve

Materials placed on extended reserve remain active longer than one academic year. The library may purchase additional copies to support this type of instructional need. The library should be give adequate notice on orders for extended reserve, generally at least one semester before they are needed. Textbook Services works with departments to ensure that solution manuals and study guides for editions in use are available in the reserve collection. Departments authorize the placement of solution manuals and study guides. 

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