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Library Services

Students - Find Your Course Reserves

Course Reserves for Students

By following this link to Cressman Library's Canvas page you will find a list of documents and books that your professors have put on hold for you to access.  You will need to log into Canvas and click on the Reserves module. You can then click on your department and find your course.

Professors - Put Materials on Reserve

Course Reserves - Faculty

Course reserves are course materials for a specific course that professors make available to students through the Cressman Library. Physical reserves can be borrowed for a two hour period from the circulation desk. E-reserves can be accessed and downloaded through Canvas.

Due to the current need to quarantine physical items for four days in between uses, Cressman Library will not circulate 2-hour physical book reserves or articles during the Fall 2020 semester. 

 

Week-long book reserves will circulate but will need to be quarantined for 4 days in between uses, rendering them much less accessible to students. DVD Media will circulate as usual but will be wiped down after each circulation for the next patron.

 

Cressman Library is working hard to make physical course reserves available as e-Reserves to students in a digital format. Faculty are encouraged to link to library materials whenever possible.  Please consider swapping materials that cannot be easily accessed by students with materials already owned by the library.  We may already have online access to the materials you need. You can search in Worldcat/Library Catalog to see if we own specific items and find the persistent link.  

 

Your Course Reserve/e-Reserve Options:

 

1.   Physical book (1-week loan, with four-day quarantine) or DVD Media (will circulate as usual, but will be wiped down after each circulation for the next patron).

2.   We will scan a chapter of a textbook or course materials owned by the library or by the professor and place it in e-Reserves (with two weeks' notice). 

 

COURSE RESERVES FORM

 

3.   Cressman Library will attempt to purchase digital copies of non-textbook supporting course materials for the library collection that are requested by faculty and put them on e-Reserve for students. 

 

REQUEST FOR PURCHASE FORM