University of Connecticut

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
Greater Hartford Claudia
(860) 570-9040
Stamford Phara Bayonne (203) 251-8523
Torrington Sheila
(860) 626-6841
Waterbury Steve Bustamante (203)236-9901
Storrs Homer Babbidge Library Jo Ann Reynolds (860-486-1406
Storrs Music Library Lois Fletcher (860) 486-6702
Storrs Pharmacy Library Sharon
(860) 486-2218

Copyright Guidelines

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.

Loan Periods

Reserve materials circulate for one of the following
loan periods:

  • 3 DAYS
  • 7 DAYS

Reserve Lists

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.

Reserve Address:

Homer Babbidge Library

Reserve Services U 1005RR

369 Fairfield Road

University of Connecticut

Storrs, CT 06269-1005

Jo Ann Reynolds:

Reserve Processing Supervisor

Voice: 486-1406

Fax: (860) 486-5636


Steve Grigoreas:

Reserve Processing Assistant

Voice: 486-2225

Fax: (860) 486-5636



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