Reserve Services

About Reserve Services

Student Access

Faculty Instructions

Traditional Reserves Policies

Contact Information

  • Elise Bochinski, Access Services Librarian, (203) 254-4000 ext. 2892
  • Sylvia Hurlburt, Media/Reserves Assistant, (203) 254-4000 ext. 2234
  • Reserve Service Desk, (203) 254-4000 ext. 2462

About Reserve Services

The DiMenna-Nyselius Library offers traditional (In Library) reserve services within the library building, at the Reserve desk, where students can consult print or audio-visual materials that are in heavy demand for their classes. With your StagCard, course materials are available when the library is open. A Traditional Reserves Policy is available for your information.

Several types of materials can be placed on traditional reserve in the library, including print books, photocopies of articles and book chapters, and media materials such as DVDs, CDs, Videos, and CD-ROMs. The reserve department will also place on reserve professors' personal copies in addition to library-owned materials.

 

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Student Access

Students should inquire at the Library Reserve Desk to access materials that their professors have placed on reserve.  To find out what items are available on reserve in the library, go to the Library Home Page and click on the Reserves tab.  Locate items by typing in your professor's last name or course name.  Once a reference to an item of interest is located, students should give the call number to the desk assistant, who will retrieve the item and check it out to the student.  Most reserve materials are for in-library use only and are checked out for four hours at a time; however, other loan periods may be arranged at the professor's discretion. 

If a media item has been placed on reserve, information about media viewing equipment can be found on the Library Media Department's Web page.

 

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Faculty Instructions for Placing Materials on Reserve

Professors have the option of placing physical course materials on reserve in the library.  Explicit directions for faculty members interested in using traditional reserves can be found within the Traditional or In-Library Reserves Policy.  Come to the Library Reserve desk to fill out a request form, or submit an online Traditional Reserves Request Form.  For faculty members interested in uploading digital documents as supplemental course material, please consult ITS (x4069) for information on the university’s available course management systems.

 

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