Faculty may place Library-owned or personal items on Course Reserve.
What can be placed on Course Reserves?
Physical items such as books, DVDs, and CDs may be placed on Course Reserves at the Circulation Desk. Reference materials, materials from other libraries or rental services, and entire journal issues cannot be placed on Course Reserves. For personal items, please note that the Library is not responsible for loss or damage to the items.
How do I submit a Course Reserves request?
Please email the course number and name and the list of items to place on Course Reserves to Katherine Ryner. If your request includes Library-owned items, please include the complete call numbers. If your request includes personal items, drop these materials off at the Circulation Desk (be sure to note your name and the course number on the item).
How long does it take to process a Course Reserves request?
The earlier you submit your request the better! Library staff try to process requests within 48 hours of receiving materials. The Library receives the largest volume of Course Reserves requests just before and after the beginning of each semester. All requests are processed in the order in which they are received.
How can I make changes to items on Course Reserves?
You may change the loan period, add items, or remove items from course reserve by contacting Katherine Ryner. To give a student or other faculty member permission to use a Course Reserves item for longer than the loan period, please contact the Circulation Desk at (240) 895-4264.
What happens to items on Course Reserves at the end of the semester?
At the end of each semester all personal items are removed from Course Reserves and returned to the faculty member. All Library-owned materials are returned to their regular locations (e.g., Stacks).
What about electronic Course Reserves, i.e., e-Reserves?
Faculty are advised to post course readings to their Blackboard or Google Classroom sites.