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Reserves Information for Faculty



What types of material can be placed on reserve?
  • Articles, book chapters, and essays owned by Nicholson Library in print or through databases
  • Articles, book chapters, and essays not owned by the Library for which the faculty member has received permission from the copyright owner
  • Faculty-generated items (outlines, study guides, rubrics, etc.)
  • Student papers (written permission letter from student required) and sample exams from previous classes
Can books still be placed on reserve?

Yes, we will place books on the reserve shelf. Books from the Nicholson Library collections and books owned by faculty members can be placed in this collection during the term the class is offered. Copyright law forbids us from scanning books (or large portions of books), in the electronic reserve system.

What types of material cannot be placed on reserve?
  • Reference books
  • Bound periodicals
  • Workbooks and other consumable library materials
  • Books borrowed from other libraries
How do I place items on reserve?

To place an item on reserve, you must fill out a request form (available online or at the InfoDesk). Forms can be sent online or submitted to Christa Welty-Salgado. A complete citation must be included with each reserve request. No reserve will be posted without a complete citation.

What formats are acceptable?

*Please allow adequate time for your hard copies to be returned through campus mail.

  • Scanned PDFs
  • Links
  • Hard Copies*
When should I submit items for the Reserve Desk?

To be sure material is ready for your students when classes begin, items should be submitted two weeks before the beginning of the semester. Requests submitted after the deadline may not be ready in time. Requests are processed in the order in which they are received.

How do I put media items on reserve?

Fill out either the online or printed media reserve request form.

What happens to my reserve items at the end of the semester?

Course materials are removed after each term unless the items are owned by Nicholson Library. These items can be on reserve for a longer period.


Christa Welty-Salgado, Metadata Librarian

Christa Welty-Salgado

Metadata Librarian

Email Christa
Phone: (765) 641-4276