Faculty Guide to Placing Materials on Reserve
Books, CDs and Scores
Library owned print materials or instructors' personal copies may be placed on reserve at the Library Circulation Desk, phone: (661) 253-7889, fax: (661) 254-4561 or by filling out the reserve request form.
Reserve request lists should be received at least 5 working days in advance of assignments to ensure that materials will be ready. This processing period is especially critical during the first six weeks of each semester. Request lists are date/time stamped as received and processed strictly on a first come, first serve basis. The library is open during the month of August and this is the best time to submit reserve requests to guarantee availability by the beginning of the academic year.
Reserve materials may be checked out for two hours and may only be used in the library.
Instructors' personal copies of materials may be placed on reserve in place of, or in addition to, library owned materials.
All reserve will be removed off the reserve list and re-shelved in the general collection or returned to the faculty member at the end of each academic year. No reserves will be held over the summer if the faculty member is not teaching during that time.
Requests for placing copies of copyrighted material on reserve must conform to the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code). Instructors must to follow the Guidelines for Classroom Copying (http://www.copyright.gov/circs/circ21.pdf) when making photocopies for reserve.
Copies will only be placed on reserve if the library does not own the original from which the copy was made.
All photocopies will be stamped with the following notice:
The Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproduction of copyrighted materials. The person using this work is responsible for determining lawful uses.
All photocopies, except those that are copyrighted by the individual faculty member (i.e. lecture notes, exams, etc.) or those for which the instructor has obtained copyright permission, will be taken off reserve at the end of the semester and returned to the faculty member.
Materials not listed in the library online catalog may be ordered by filing out a Purchase Request Form. This order process may take several weeks. Instructors will be notified when the library receives the ordered materials.
For assistance, contact:
Access Services Librarian