Course Reserves Policy
The Academic Resource Exchange offers course reserves and electronic course management to enhance curricular offerings. All required readings and recommended readings will be placed on reserve based on faculty submission of the textbook order form for non-commercial, educational usage. Faculty also have the option of adding “reserve only” titles to the textbook order form so students have a good idea of what books will be used during the course of a semester.
Course reserves are housed in the Donald B. Watt Library in open shelves accessible to all students. Any material taken from the reserve shelf MUST BE CHECKED OUT whether the material will be taken out of the library or not.
Types of materials that can be placed on reserve include:
- Books or videos that are part of SIT’s collection.
Required, recommended and “reserve only” materials can be put on reserve. Please remember that books put on reserve are taken out of general circulation.
- Books or videos the library needs to acquire.
If material you wish to place on reserve is not part of SIT’s collection, it may be possible for the library to acquire it. The library makes every attempt to purchase any new titles before they are needed for reserve.
- Personal copies of books.
Personal copies of books can be placed on reserve if you wish to have multiple copies on reserve, or if the library is unable to acquire a copy. Make sure your name is in the book. It will be returned to you at the end of the semester.
The textbook order form must be completed at least eight weeks prior to the start of the semester. Early deadlines make it possible for items to be available to students by the time the course begins. Any reserve requests received after the deadlines will be processed as quickly as possible, but we can not guarantee that all items will be available as soon as the request is added to the textbook order form.
To Place an Item on Reserve
- Complete the Textbook Order Form (also on the Moodle login page.) For the convenience of faculty, titles held by the library may be searched through our online catalog. These records contain all the pertinent information included on the form.
- If you are placing personal copies of books on reserve, add the titles to the book form, have them delivered to the library and send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know that certain titles on your list are en route. Be sure your name is written clearly at the front of each book. It will be returned to you at the end of the semester. If there is no name written in the front of the book, it will be returned to the program office.
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