Faculty may place materials on Course Reserve for the students of a particular class at the Hedberg Library Circulation Desk. It is helpful if the faculty member physically retrieves items from the library collection to ensure availability of the item for reserve. Materials submitted for Course Reserve may take up to 3 business days to process from the time we receive the request.
Course Reserve Policies and Procedures
Faculty may request that items be placed on Course Reserve at the Hedberg Library Circulation Desk. If the library currently owns the item we will pull it from the general collection to place on course reserve for your class.
If the library does not own the item you would like to place on course reserve, you may request that we purchase a copy via the form below. The librarians will decide whether or not the books is appropriate for the library’s general collection, and if so, we will purchase one copy of the item. Requesting Materials for the Library Collection.
Professors’ personal items may also be placed on Course Reserve. We will assign the item a temporary barcode and allow students to check the material out from the library.
To Keep in Mind
- LIS does not place materials that belong to other libraries on reserve whether they have been ordered through interlibrary loan or checked out from other libraries.
- LIS does not purchase textbooks to be placed on Course Reserve (as opposed to texts for class). These textbooks tend to be revised and updated often, leading to the purchase of expensive books that are quickly outdated. If a professor would like a textbook to be placed on reserve that Carthage does not own, they (or their department) may purchase an additional copy or request one from the publisher; that copy may be given to the library to add to the collection or to be placed on Course Reserve as a professor’s personal item. Please refer to the Carthage Library and Information Services Collection Development Policy, part III, section A for further information.
- Faculty members are responsible for obtaining copyright permission if needed. For further information on Hedberg Library’s policies on copyright, please consult the Copyright Information webpage on the LIS website.
Submitting Course Reserve Requests
Using the Electronic Course Reserves Request Form
Faculty may use this Course Reserves Request Form to ask that library-owned items be placed on Course Reserve at the Hedberg Library Circulation Desk. If the library currently owns the item we will pull it from the general collection to place on course reserve for your class.
In-Person Requests at the Hedberg Library Circulation Desk
You may download a paper copy of the Course Reserve Request Form.
Faculty will be asked to fill out a form asking for the following information:
- For books/videos/DVD/CD: Call number, Title, Author
- For journal articles: Journal Title, Volume/Issue/Date, Pages
- Circulation period (how long students may keep a reserve item): 2 hours, 24 hours, 3 days or 7 days.
- Length item will be on reserve: Fall, Spring, Summer, J-Term, Permanent
- Professor name, phone, email
- Course name, course number
Contact the Course Reserves Department
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Hedberg Library Information Desk at 262-551-5950 for more information.