What is a Reserve?
Course Reserves are items requested by faculty and instructors to be made available for short-term lending from the Library for their students to use. Items may include library-owned or instructor-owned materials.
Who may borrow a Reserve?
University of Saint Francis undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty, and staff.
How do I find a Reserve?
Reserves are kept at the Library’s Circulation Desk on the second floor of the library. Students can also check for Reserve items here.
How do I check out a Reserve?
A valid USF ID card is required to check out reserve material. Reserve material is categorized by course number and instructor. Students must provide this information to get the needed reserve material.
How long can I keep a Reserve?
Reserve materials can be checked out for the loan period designated by the instructor. This loan period may be restricted to In-Library Use only to a Two-week checkout.
Where do I place material on Reserve?
The Reserve Collection is located at the Circulation desk on the second floor of the library.
How do I place material on Reserve?
For each item placed on reserve, the instructor must provide the materials and a signed Reserve Item Request form detailing the course information, loan restrictions, and material citations. An electronic version of the course syllabus may also be submitted but is not required. The materials are then assembled, labeled, and placed in the Reserve Collection. It is the responsibility of the faculty member to ensure copyright compliance by completing the Checklist for Fair Use and signing the Copyright Compliance Statement for any items submitted for reserve prior to any material being added to the Reserve Collection. All Reserve Collection materials are automatically removed at the end of each semester, or academic year. Due to copyright laws, materials are not allowed to be used in perpetuity, rather they should be evaluated, modified and or replaced as necessary.
What may be placed on Reserve?
Reserve material may include books owned by the Library or instructor’s personal copies, kits, study guides, and media.
What may not be placed on Reserve?
The Library does not place periodicals, reference books, microforms, or Interlibrary Loans on reserve. Copyright law prohibits the Library from placing multiple photocopies on reserve.
Course Reserve contact information:
Please call the library at 260-399-8060
or email us at USFLIB@sf.edu