Answered By: Robert Fitzpatrick
Last Updated: Nov 12, 2014     Views: 28

RESERVES are part of the Information Desk.

Many course instructors make supplemental reading material available electronically through Moodle. Other items (such as entire books) are placed on physical reserve at the Information Desk. Reserve material may vary from entire books, photocopied chapters, journal articles, court cases, sample tests, videocassettes/DVDs, or other electronic media. Some reserve materials may only be used in the library, others may be taken out overnight or for several days.

If reserve material is not available electronically, they may be checked out from the Information Desk. You can search for these resources on the library website by clicking on the Course Reserves tab at the top of the page, or under the COLLECTIONS menu on the left hand side of the screen. You may search by course ID or instructor name. Each reserve list contains the titles and Reserve Code numbers of all items on reserve for that course.

To request Reserve materials tell the Information Desk attendant the Reserve Code number of the item you need.

Permanent Reserves are materials not specifically requested by a faculty member, but put on reserve by the Lamson staff so that all patrons may have convenient and equal access to them. Some examples of items on Permanent Reserve include laptops for in the building use, portable flip video recorders, and some university documents.

Patrons needing to borrow Reserve items for photocopying purposes only may take up to five items at one time. If there is a heavy demand for a particular folder or book the Information Desk Staff will make exceptions to this rule. Remember, items are placed on Reserve because their use needs to be managed so that many users can efficiently share them. Therefore, overdue fines for Reserve materials are $1.00 per hour/day. Be sure to return Reserve Materials to the staff member on duty at the Information Desk.