Reserve Collection

Reserve Collection

The library's reserve collection is intended to give students easy access to supplemental and/or research materials for a particular course.

Reserve Books

 

    • Books are placed on reserve by semester. If a book needs to be on reserve longer than one semester, arrangements can be made with the library to leave the item on reserve, provided doing so does not violate the terms of this policy or the library's copyright policy.
    • Books placed on reserve are "limited circulation." They may be checked out only for a short period of time (usually 2 hours, overnight, or 3 days; this decision is left to the discretion of the instructor), ensuring that all students in the course have the opportunity to view the materials.
    • Fines for overdue reserve materials are as follows: $0.35/hour for all hourly materials and $1.00/day for daily materials.
    • Lost reserve materials belonging to the library will be handled as any other lost items. The library is not responsible for personal materials that are lost or damaged.
    • It is the instructor's responsibility to be familiar with the rules of "fair use" when placing personally owned, copyrighted materials on reserve. The library reserves the right to refuse any materials for reserve if it is suspected they might be in violation of copyright law.
    • All library books on 3-day reserve are kept in their normal locations in the circulating stacks. All other reserve materials are kept behind the circulation desk.
    • When possible, instructors should bring in materials to be placed on reserve two weeks prior to the beginning of the semester. Materials brought in on or after the first day of class will be placed on reserve within 48 hours.
    • Any materials that are not averaging at least five uses in a semester will be removed from the reserve collection. Items that are allowed to stay on reserve for more than a semester must be used regularly.

Reserve Articles

 

    • Materials brought in as a photocopy will be scanned and placed on electronic reserves.
    • Professors wishing to place a document already in electronic format on reserve, can bring the item on disk to the library reserve coordinator or may email the document to Charlotte Vandervoort. The document must be in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, or Adobe format. Please check with Charlotte Vandervoort (972/721-5282) about any additional formats used.
    • Passwords for these electronic reserves will be given to the professor. It is the professor's responsibility to disseminate this information to the students in the class. Each class will have a different username and password.
    • All electronic reserve materials must comply with the U.S. Copyright act and the copyright policies of the University of Dallas. For more information on the U.S. Copyright act, see The Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 Summary. The library reserves the right to refuse any materials for reserve if it is suspected they might be in violation of copyright law.
    • When possible, instructors should bring in materials to be placed on reserve two weeks prior to the beginning of the semester. Materials brought in on or after the first day of class will be placed on reserve within 48 hours.
    • All electronic reserves will be taken offline at the end of each semester. Professors wishing to have a copy of the material can submit a disk or CD for an electronic copy of the item.

How to Add Items to the Reserve Collection

 

  • Fill out our Print and Electronic Reserve Form.
  • Items will be placed on reserve. A confirmation will be sent to you once you submit the form and you will be notified when the items are ready for use.

Questions regarding this reserve policy should be directed to Charlotte Vandervoort, Access Services Librarian, at 972/721-5282.

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