Physical and electronic materials can be placed on reserve by faculty to facilitate
access to them.
- Can be searched by course or instructor.
- Physical items may be checked out -- loan periods
are determined by the faculty.
- Electronic items require login to be viewed. Only people enrolled
in a class may access them.
- Special reserves are high demand items and must be
requested at the Service Desk.
- They can be checked out for the
normal loan period depending on the borrower's status, e.g. undergrad,
grad, or faculty.
How to place materials on reserve
The beginning of the semester is a peak period for placing
materials on reserve, so allow adequate lead time. Although
the library requests that material be provided at least 2
days prior to anticipated use, the turnaround time may be
longer at the beginning of the semester. All material will be handled
on a first-come first-served basis.
For materials owned by OU libraries:
- For books in our catalog, faculty can navigate to the book listing, use the link to Make a Request, and select the Course Reserves option.
- For other items the libraries own (such as articles, book chapters, etc), faculty should fill out and submit the Reserves Request Form. The form is also available at the Service Desk.
For materials owned by the faculty:
- Articles and other
short items (e.g. quizzes, old exams, study notes) can be placed on electronic reserves.
- When submitting personal material for reserves, faculty should provide the materials along with the filled-out Reserves Request Form. The form is also available at the Service Desk.
For material not owned by OU libraries or the faculty:
- A photocopy of a specific journal article may be ordered
through Interlibrary Loan.
- A book may be ordered on a rush basis, provided that it is
still in print and not exorbitantly expensive.
If you have any questions, please contact Access Services at 248-370-4425 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
/ Updated on
February 21, 2017