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  • David Glenn Hunt Memorial Library
  • Course Reserves


    *The Library DOES NOT purchase textbooks*

    Put books from the library's collection, your personal books, extra copies of textbooks, or other materials on reserve in the library for your students to use during the semester.

    Reserve materials are kept at the Circulation Desk. Students can check out reserve materials with a valid GC ID. Faculty wanting to place course material on reserve should review the Course Reserve Policies below and complete a Faculty Reserve Request Form.

    Course Reserve Policy 

    • To place items on reserve, faculty must complete and submit a Faculty Reserve Request Form. Incomplete forms will delay processing
    • Please submit requests at least two weeks before the start of class
    • Requests will be processed in the order they are received
    • Please allow at least 48 hours for materials to be processed and made available for students to borrow.
    • Professor copies will be returned to faculty at the end of the semester, unless otherwise noted.
    • The library cannot take responsibility for damage occurring to these books in the normal course of use. 

    To expedite your request, faculty should bring all items to be placed on reserve to the Circulation Desk after completing the Faculty Reserve Request Form. 

    What May be Placed on Reserve:

    • Circulating books and DVDs owned by the Library
    • Books owned by the faculty member or department, including textbooks

    What May Not be Placed on Course Reserve:

    • Reference books
    • Material borrowed through Interlibrary Loan
    • Photocopies of individual articles or book chapters. Please use Canvas to make documents accessible to students while respecting fair use as defined in United States Code Section 17 U.S. Code § 107.  If the Library owns a book that contains a chapter you would like to place on reserve, library staff will place the book on reserve.

    Professor Copies

    Faculty are encouraged to lend personal copies of required course textbooks to the library for reserve use. These items will have brief records added to the library catalog and will have minimal physical processing.  Reserve books will be returned to faculty at the end of the semester, unless otherwise noted. The library cannot take responsibility for damage occurring to these books in the normal course of use. 

    Loan Periods

    Faculty may specify any of the following loan periods for reserve material:

    • Two hours (in-library use only)
    • Overnight
    • Three days
    • One week
    • Materials will be taken off reserve at the end of the semester unless otherwise noted by the instructor.
    • Reserves must be returned before closing on the date due. Holds may not be placed on reserve material.

    Fines

    Students are charged fines for reserves items returned late at a rate of $1.00 per hour and $5.00 per day. Additional fees and book replacement costs may also apply.

    Ready to Place an Item on Reserve?