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Sherrod Library

East Tennessee State University

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Information regarding course reserve policy at Sherrod Library.

Basic Policies

A Library Course Reserve Form (found in the box to the right) should be submitted at least one week prior to the time an assignment is announced to the students. The period of time required for processing a reserve list varies according to the volume of reserve requests, availability of materials, and delays in retrieving books on loan. Please keep in mind that processing delays increase during the beginning of each semester when incoming volume is high. Lists will be processed in the order in which they are received.

Please do not request more than 20 items for a course without consulting the reserve staff prior to submission of the list. Lists should be limited to required readings. Suggested or recommended reading lists and/or resource materials are used infrequently. Students benefit more from direct loan of suggested readings from the general collection for the regular 4-week loan period.

What materials can be placed on reserve?

  • Books, DVDs, and videos from the library collection (all physical materials will be available at the 1st floor Checkout desk)
  • Personally owned books, DVDs, and videos (DVDs and videos must be original, duplications will not be allowed)
  • Instructor-prepared items such as: sample exams or quizzes, lecture notes, and homework assignments
  • Electronic selections from books or journals that meet copyright guidelines for "fair use" These materials will be uploaded to your D2L account. Please see the E-Reserve tab for more information.

What materials cannot be place on reserve?

  • Interlibrary loan materials
  • Reference books
  • Bound journals or single issues of periodicals
  • Course packs

Submission Form

For physical materials, you may bring the form to the library with the accompanying materials.

If you require only electronic materials, you may submit via email or bring to the library. If you submit via email, be sure to sign the form before you scan (PDF file preferable).

Recommended by the Library

If you have an extra copy of a required textbook for your class(es), please consider putting them on course reserve for your students. This is a great benefit for your students, especially when they are waiting on refund checks to buy textbooks.