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Placing Course Reserves

This page is intended for Lasell faculty. If you are a student interested in accessing items on reserve, see our page on Using Course Reserves.

Lasell faculty may request to have items placed on reserve. Reserve materials circulate for two hours and cannot leave the library.

What can be placed on reserve?

Books and DVDs owned by Brennan Library can be placed on reserve, as can professors’ personal copies of books or other items. Materials borrowed from other libraries cannot go on reserve.

Can the library buy my textbook?

The library does not generally purchase textbooks. We suggest contacting the publisher to request a “desk copy,” which you can place on reserve as your personal copy of the book.

How do I place something on reserve?

To place a book or DVD from the library on reserve, please fill out the reserves request form.

To place a personal copy of a book, DVD, CD, or periodical on reserve, please bring your item to Dev Singer, Technical Services & Electronic Resources Librarian. A printable “add to reserves” form for personal items is available online, or at the library circulation desk.

How do I remove something from reserve?

To remove items from reserve, please fill out the reserves withdrawal form. Dev Singer or another library staff member will contact you to pick up any personal materials that were on reserve.

What happens at the end of the semester?

  • We will remove all reserve items to make way for reserves for the next semester. If your course runs for a full year, make sure to indicate this on your reserves submission form.
  • When a personal copy has been removed from reserve, it will be placed on the hold shelf behind the circulation desk and you will be notified by email that it is available to be picked up.
  • If a personal item is not picked up within 1 week of being notified, the item will be mailed to your office or department via inter-department mail.
  • If a removal request is made for a personal item in person at the library, it can be picked up at that time as long as the sticker and barcode are removed.

How do I see what I have available on reserve?

You can search the catalog for your course reserve by:

  • Course code (e.g., FASH-200)
  • Course code + professor's last name (e.g., HIST-212 Piel)
  • Course name (e.g., Managerial Accounting)
  • Title
  • Author

If the reserve item is not there, it could still be in processing. Please contact Dev Singer.

Can I find out how many times my reserve book was checked out?

Absolutely. We will be able to check up until it has been removed from reserves.

If you have any questions regarding reserves, please contact Dev Singer.

Course reserves policy

Each semester, the library will place course materials on reserve, at the request of the instructor. These materials can include the following:

  • Brennan Library books
  • Brennan Library DVDs
  • Instructor-owned books
  • Instructor-owned DVDs/CDs
  • Instructor-owned magazines or journals

The library cannot place materials from other libraries, loose-leaf papers, photocopies, or the library’s copies of magazines or journals on reserve. If you are interested in having magazine or journals articles or items you had photocopied on reserve, please contact the Teaching and Learning Center to ask about adding course materials to your Canvas page.

  • Reserve materials are housed behind the circulation desk arranged in alphabetical order by instructor's last name.
  • Materials will circulate for two hours at a time and may not leave the library.
  • Brennan Library is not responsible for loss, theft, or damage to personal items placed on reserve.