How to place items on reserve
Place Items on Reserve
Guidelines and Limitations:
Instructors can place books, articles, books, and videos on course reserves.
Instructors may place up to 40 items per course on reserve for each semester. Please contact staff if this presents a problem.
Copies of journal articles and book chapters are placed on e-reserve.
For copyright reasons we cannot place course packs, photocopies of pages from workbooks, compilations of photocopied readings, and textbooks. Instructors may place compilations of their own lecture notes and examinations on reserve, provided that they are the owners of the copyrights for these materials.
Instructors' personal copies of books may be placed on Reserve. These items will be labeled and barcoded, and will sustain wear and tear.
Please note: instructor requests are processed on a first come first served basis. Instructors need to place their requests as soon as possible .
Placing items on Reserve:
Requests are submitted through the request form on the library web site.
Instructor requests are processed on a first come – first served basis. We encourage all instructors to submit their request as early as possible before the beginning of the semester.
Sometimes items cannot be placed on reserve immediately for the following reasons:
1. Book orders: Depending on availability, it can take two months or more for a book to be ordered, acquired, cataloged and processed for Reserve
2.The needed library books are checked out and need to be recalled from a patron.
3. Articles from journals not owned by the Libraries need to be obtained through Inter-Library Loan.
Removing items from Reserve
A memo is sent to instructors at the end of each semester regarding their reserve items and whether they would like the items to remain on reserve or be removed. Generally, unless the Reserve staff is otherwise notified, all reserve materials are removed from reserve one month after the end of the semester. Personal copies of books will be returned to the instructor's campus address.
If you find that these guidelines restrict your ability to make required readings available to your students, please be advised that Temple University Duplicating Services will assist you in compiling copyright permissible course packs for your classes.
Any questions should be directed to 215 204-0744 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Media Services Reserves
Placing Films and Other Media on Reserve
Instructors may place films and other non-print materials on reserve at the Media Services desk on Paley Library's Ground Floor.
Students will be allowed four-hour checkouts of these items and must use the items in-house. Students may view VHS videocassettes and DVDs (including non-region one, PAL discs) at viewing stations in Media Services. Students may use CDs and CD-ROMs on one of the public computers on the library's first floor.
Instructor's may place their personal copies of films on reserve, provided that the copy complies with copyright law. No burned DVDs or bootleg films will be allowed. Personal films are labeled and barcoded, and may sustain more than average wear and tear. The Libraries make every effort to ensure that instructors' personal copies are not stolen or damaged, but is not responsible for replacement or compensation if such events should occur.
The library will attempt to acquire copies of films needed for reserves. It can take several months to order and process new items, so please plan accordingly. Also, please be aware that films do go out-of-print, and rights issues may prevent other films from being made available.