Reserve Services Policies
These policies and some of the information provided below
are specific to the Homer Babbidge Library. If you have
questions regarding reserves policies at locations other
than the Homer Babbidge Library, use the chart below.
|Avery Point||Gail Hill||(860) 405-9147|
|Storrs Homer Babbidge Library||Jo Ann Reynolds||(860-486-1406|
|Storrs Music Library||Lois Fletcher||(860) 486-6702|
|Storrs Pharmacy Library||Sharon
Go to the UConn Libraries Reserve Services Course Reserve Copyright Policy
for the complete text on copyright policies for
Reserve Services Collection
The Reserve collection is a temporary one supporting University teaching programs. Books and media are accessed at the Homer Babbidge Library’s iDesk. Chapters and articles are accessed on-line through HuskyCT. Certain course related materials may also be purchased as Reserve Course Packs sold at the UConn Co-op . The Reserve collection includes the following types of materials:
- Required reading materials for scheduled courses
- Non-course related materials – primarily selected University reports.
- Approximately 1,500 books, 1600 DVD/VHS’s, 3,000 journal articles, and 300 personal copies are placed on Reserve every year for about 800 different courses.
Your ID Card
A University ID or a UConn Libraries Borrower ID is required to borrow Reserve materials.
Reserve materials circulate for one of the following
- 3 HOURS, NOT TO LEAVE THE LIBRARY
- 3 DAYS
- 7 DAYS
Lists are submitted by faculty electronically. Reserve staff make every attempt to process Lists submitted on time before the start of the semester. Lists received after the established semester deadline are placed in a processing queue. Materials are processed out of queue order only under extenuating circumstances. Incomplete or incorrect information in lists can cause delays in making Reserve materials available to student users.
Ordering New Materials
During this time of limited funding instructor’s are requested to draw Reserve materials, whenever possible, from the Library’s physical or online collections or from the instructor’s personal collection. While there is funding to purchase select items not already owned by the Library or the instructor, these funds are limited and need to be expended judiciously. Priority for acquiring new streaming video is given to online, blended, and distance learning classes.
It can take several weeks to order, receive, and process a new title, so ample lead time must be allowed when ordering new titles for Reserve. Library policy permits the purchase of 1 copy of a title per 20 students up to a maximum of 3 copies per title. The Library does not purchase textbooks required for classes.
For most efficient processing, faculty must provide complete citations without abbreviations of journal articles and books from which Reserve can link to or scan
scan for electronic course reserve.
Electronic Course Reserve (ECR)
ECR is a web based service designed to enhance access to Reserve materials by eliminating access constraints of time and place. It offers Reserve materials over the campus network via HuskyCT.
See links for faculty on the Faculty Course Reserves page.
For more information, email Reserve Services or call 486-2518.
Homer Babbidge Library
Reserve Services U 1005RR
369 Fairfield Road
University of Connecticut
Storrs, CT 06269-1005
Jo Ann Reynolds:
Reserve Processing Supervisor
Fax: (860) 486-5636
Reserve Processing Assistant
Fax: (860) 486-5636
This page is maintained by Reserve Services