University of Connecticut

Reserve Services Policies

University of Connecticut Libraries staff contacts for Course Reserve.

Avery Point Nanette Addesso (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

The library maintains web pages with copyright information pertinent instructors teaching classes. Instructors are responsible for compliance with copyright and fair use of course materials.

Reserve Services Collection

The Reserve collection is a temporary one supporting University teaching programs. Books and media are accessed at the iDesk at your campus’ library. The Reserve collection includes the following types of materials:

  • Books, DVD’s, CD’s and etc. required for scheduled courses
  • Non-course related materials – primarily selected University reports.

In addition, faculty may link to ebooks, chapters of ebooks, video and audio streams, and articles, which students access on-line through HuskyCT. Certain course related materials may also be purchased as Course Packs sold at the UConn Co-op .

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:

  • 1 DAY
  • 3 DAYS
  • 7 DAYS

Reserve Lists

Requests for books and DVD’s 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 start of the semester are placed in a processing queue. Materials are processed out of queue order only under extenuating circumstances. Late lists and 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 please provide complete citations without abbreviations.


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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