Course Reserves Overview
What are course reserves?
Course reserves are supplemental materials reserved by faculty for the use of students in a particular class. The library uses a system known as E-Reserve to manage the course reserves service . Materials placed on reserve are available at the Library Circulation Desk located on the 5th floor of the One Main Building. Course reserve materials are for in-library use only, and have loan periods ranging from 1-3 hours. Course reserve material may also be available electronically; electronic reserve courses require course-level password authentication.
Who can place materials on reserve?
The library's course reserves service is intended for UHD faculty.
What types of materials can be placed on reserve?
- Books (owned by the library or faculty)
- Book chapters or excerpts8 (10% or less of a copyrighted book is the Fair Use standard)
- Print journal articles*
- Electronic journal articles found in UHD library databases (subject to license)*
- Newspaper portions or excerpts*
- Original student projects or papers* (Original Materials Permission Form Required)
- Course syllabi, lecture notes, and tests*
- Electronic files, i.e. Power Point slides, spreadsheets, Word documents, etc.*
- Videos, DVDs, Audio Books, and Music CDs
*These items can be scanned for your convenience by the library and reserved electronically
What types of materials cannot be placed on reserve?
- Material categorized as “consumables.” These include: workbooks, lab manuals and test answer sheets – any item designed to be filled out and used by one person.
- Materials obtained through Interlibrary Loan or borrowed from other schools, including the UH main campus or the UH Clear Lake campus.
- Photocopies or scans of entire books or other materials.