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Course Reserves

Instructions for Faculty

NOTE: Course textbooks, including required reading titles, that cost at least $40 are automatically purchased and placed on print reserve. If your required reading materials cost at least $40 each, you need do nothing futher. To place material on reserve that costs less than $40, follow the instructions below.

Submitting Print Reserve requests:

Print Reserve Form (books, movies, CDs)
  • Allow 2 weeks for processing OR 3-4 weeks for items that are checked out, missing, lost, or need to be ordered.
  • Personal copies may be placed on reserve until the Library copy becomes available.
  • Print reserves may be carried over from semester to semester. Notify Course Reserves if you need a reserve title longer than one semester.
  • Only one copy of required titles will be placed on reserve.
  • Movies and CDs may be placed on reserve at the 5th floor AV Circulation Desk for a maximum of one week.
    • Alternatively, you can request audio visual materials for classroom use and/or schedule a class viewing.
  • Periodicals and special collections materials cannot be held in the print reserve collection.
  • Personal copies of visual multi-media and audio multi-media are restricted by copyright, contact Course Reserves for more information.
  • Photocopies and materials from other libraries cannot be placed on print reserve.
  • The Library will send you an email when your request has been processed.

Submitting Electronic Reserve requests:

Electronic Reserves Form (journal articles, chapters of books, web sites)
  • Please allow 2 weeks for your request to be processed.
  • Materials not covered by fair use require additional processing to obtain copyright clearance. Copyright clearance will be requested for you by library staff.
  • Items that may NOT be placed on Electronic Reserves:
    • Pages from works intended to be "consumable" such as workbooks, exercises, standardized tests, and test booklets.
    • An entire book.
    • Sound and video files.
  • Electronic files may be emailed as attachments to: coursereserves@colum.edu
  • Electronic reserves are not carried over from semester to semester. Please submit a new Electronic Reserves Form for the current semester.
  • The Library will send you an email to notify you when your request has been processed. This email will also include:
    • The password your students will need to access the Electronic Reserves system.
    • The URL to your Electronic Reserves page.
  • The Library reserves the right to deny any materials based on copyright consideration.

Questions?

Please contact Course Reserves or call (312) 369-7152.

Copyright Statement

The Library reserves the right to change policy based upon information regarding copyright laws and universal library reserves practices.

Reserves Instructions for Students