Faculty may place library or personal items on course reserve.
What Can be Placed on Course Reserve?
Physical items such as books, DVDs, and CDs may be placed on course reserve at the Library Circulation Desk. Reference materials, materials from other libraries or rental services, and entire journal issues cannot be placed on course reserve.
Physical items that are personally owned by faculty members may be placed on course reserve. Please note that the LAMC is not responsible for lost or damaged personal materials.
How Do I Submit a Course Reserve Request?
Course reserve request forms must be submitted through the St. Mary’s Portal.
If your request includes library-owned materials, please include complete call numbers. If your request includes materials personally owned by you, drop these materials off at the Library Circulation Desk and be sure to include your name and course number.
How Long Does It Take to Process a Course Reserve Request?
The earlier you submit request forms and materials the better! Library staff try to process requests within 48 hours of receiving materials. The library receives the largest volume of course reserve 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 Reserve?
You may change the loan period, add items, or remove items from course reserve by contacting Cheryl Colson. To give a student or other faculty member permission to use a course reserve item for longer than the loan period, please contact the Library Circulation Desk at (240) 895-4264.
What Happens to Items on Course Reserve at the End of the Semester?
At the end of each semester all personal items are removed from course reserve and returned to the faculty member. All library-owned materials are returned to their regular locations (e.g., Stacks).