Course reserves

During this pandemic, materials returned to the library will be quarantined for 24 hours before becoming available again. To make materials on reserve more accessible to your students, we recommend that instructors include reserve items into your Canvas course as much as possible. If class materials require our physical reserves process, please fill out the form below knowing, as long as we are allowed to remain open, every time an item is checked out, it will be quarantined for three days when it is returned.

Murphy Library Access Services maintains an active reserve collection of course materials such as circulating (Murphy Library-owned) and personal copies of books and DVDs and limited numbers of textbook rental items. Inter-library loan and items owned by other libraries are not eligible for placement on reserve. You may request that the library purchase items for reserve by completing the materials request form. Please direct students to the Access Services circulation desk located on the main floor of the library to check out materials on reserve.

Access Services staff will adjust the type, scope, and number of items made available with consideration of copyright law and fair use guidelines (see our Copyright Guide).

Please allow one week for reserves processing and placement.

Near the end of each semester, instructors will receive an e-mail requesting guidance on the continuation of the reserve item. Unless the faculty response to this e-mail indicates we should retain the reserve, all reserve materials will be removed and shelved or returned to the faculty member at the end of each semester.

To request that items be placed on reserve, please fill out this form: