Collier Library

Reserve Information for Professors

Reserve Desk


A Reserve Request card must be filled out completely for each reserve item and turned in with the item at the Reserve Desk in Collier Library.

Allow 24 hours for processing before sending students to use reserve materials.

For Virtual Reserves please allow at least 48 hours.

If your syllabus includes a list of reserve items, it is helpful to bring the items at the beginning of the semester.

Reserve requests without correct and complete source information will be rejected.

Reserves are mailed back via campus mail at the end of the semester unless they have been marked for permanent reserve.

Mark items for Permanent Reserve only if they are intended to be used multiple semesters.

3 Types of Reserves:

Restricted Reserve:

Regular Reserve:

after 4:00 p.m. Monday-Thursday; must be returned by 8:30 a.m. the following day.

after 4:00 p.m. on Friday; returned by 1:30 p.m. on Saturday.

after 4:00 p.m. on Saturday; returned by 2:30 p.m. on Sunday.

after 4:00 p.m. on Sunday; returned by 8:30 a.m. on Monday.

One-Day Reserve:

Copyright for Photocopies

Reserve lists may be viewed online in the Library Catalog under Course Reserves.


1.) If I am using photocopies, how many should I make available?

Depending on class size and demand, usually two copies are sufficient. If demand is large, we will use our discretion to determine if more copies are necessary.

2.) What type of reserve should I make my items?

Most reserves work well as restricted reserves due to the fact that they are more readily accessible and will be in high demand. Regular reserves work well for smaller group sizes or less demanded items.

Virtual Reserves


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