Course Reserves

Items that you wish to make available to your students for a limited loan (usually three hours) can be temporarily added to the Reserve Collection.

Online Reserve Request Form

Reserve Guidelines for Faculty

  • Please limit the number of items for each course to a maximum of 50.
  • A maximum of four copies per individual item will be accepted unless a demand is demonstrated.
  • Reserve items should be submitted at least two weeks prior to the beginning of classes to ensure that material is available for the beginning of term.
  • Faculty members using the paper Reserve Processing Form are responsible for retrieving and providing items to be placed on reserve. Library staff will retrieve material listed on the online Reserve Processing Form, except for personal copies, which must still be provided by faculty.
  • Forms must be filled out for items placed on reserve or removed from the Course Reserves collection.
  • The following information is required for Course Reserves:
    • Monographs: Author, Title, & Call number
    • Journal Articles: Author, Title of Article & Journal Source (i.e., Journal Title, Volume, Issue, Pagination & Date)
  • Items to be placed on Course Reserves from other institutions may take up to six weeks to be delivered. Please contact Rod Landry as soon as possible if your item is not available from our collection.
  • Photocopied material must abide by the Copyright Act and the StFX Fair Dealing Guidelines. It is the responsibility of the faculty member to obtain written permission from the author/publisher before material which exceeds the fair dealing guidelines can be placed on Reserve.
  • Requests will be processed in the order in which they are received.
  • Requests that do not follow these guidelines may be returned.
  • All reserve material will be returned at the end of each academic session.
  • Paper copies of electronic journal articles, to which we have access, will NOT be placed on reserve.
  • Articles submitted to Course Reserves will be checked for electronic availability. The URL and database name will be emailed to faculty to forward to their students.

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