Placing Material on Course Reserves
The Course Reserve Collection is located in a closed stack (restricted access) area at the Circulation Desk in the Cornette Library.
Placing Items on Course Reserve
- Bring your Buffalo Gold Card.
- Complete a Faculty Request for Course Reserve, also available at the Circulation Desk. Please indicate on this form if you want your articles and/or class notes placed into our Electronic Course Reserves (E-Reserves) collection as well. If so, please review the guidelines for submitting E-Reserves.
- Bring your materials and the completed form to the Circulation Desk.
- If the materials that you want placed on Course Reserve are a part of the Cornette Library's collection, Circulation staff will be happy to get them for you.
- You may send students and/or secretaries to the Library with your material as long as they also bring the completed course reserve form.
Preparing Personal Items
- All photocopied material must follow copyright law guidelines.
- Please do the photocopying yourself, and place the photocopied materials in a sturdy binding.
- All personal copies of items placed on Course Reserve must be 2-hour, in-library-use only. If there are items that the library currently does not have that you are placing on reserve for multiple semesters in a row, the library will consider purchasing them for our collection; at that point, they could be placed on any reserve checkout period. Please keep in mind that the library does not generally purchase textbooks for our permanent collection.
- The Cornette Library is not liable for the loss and/or damage of personal copies; however, the library staff will contact the patron concerning replacement charges, which are consistent with library fine policies.
- Please be aware that the Library must attach date-due stickers, labels, and other cataloging information to your personal material/books.
Confirmation of Availability for Checkout
Course Reserve items must be added to the Cornette Library's Course Reserves portion of the online catalog by the Cataloging staff before they can be available to your students. The library will confirm by telephone and/or e-mail when your materials are ready to be used. You may also search the online catalog by Course Reserves to determine whether the items have become available. Please wait until receiving our confirmation before telling your students that the material is available
Removing Course Reserves
You should periodically review your reserves to make sure they are still needed. The majority of course reserves will be left in the online catalog until August 31 of each year or until you notify Josh Edwards, the Reserve Supervisor, that you want to remove them. After August 31st, they will be unavailable unless you notify us that you want to keep them in the Course Reserves collection. The Library will contact you in late May or over the summer regarding the status for your course reserves.
Please remember the item must be removed from the online catalog by Cataloging before it can be returned to you.