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COVID-19 Service Changes

We are unable to provide Course Reserves services at this time. If there are print books or DVDs you would have put on reserve, please fill out this form or contact with a list of course materials and we will attempt to obtain them in an e-format. Electronic alternatives generally take 3-5 business days to obtain – please plan accordingly. More information on the purchase process can be found in our guide.

Not all materials have an e-format for purchase. If this occurs, we can help identify and acquire electronic alternative resources and help you create persistent links for them. Please contact your subject specialist for assistance.


Copyright Guidelines

The Library maintains web pages with copyright information pertinent to instructors teaching classes. Instructors are responsible for compliance with copyright and fair use of course materials as well as for adhering to license agreements for Library-licensed e-resources.


Required Identification

A University ID or a UConn Library Borrower ID is required to borrow Reserve materials.


Location of Reserve Materials

A list of physical reserve items and their call numbers can be found on the Library Resources page of your HuskyCT course site. Physical reserves for the Storrs campus, including the materials for music classes, are kept on the Plaza Level of the Homer Babbidge Library. School of Pharmacy course materials are kept at the Pharmacy Library. Regional Campus course materials are located at the regional campus’ library. Contact regional campus staff for details.


Loan Periods

Reserve materials circulate for one of the following loan periods:

  • 3 hours, books not to leave the Library
  • 3 hours, DVD regional campuses
  • 4 hours, DVD Storrs Campus
  • 1 day
  • 3 days
  • 7 days

Reserve Lists

Requests for books and DVDs 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

The Library does not purchase materials for course reserves. Instructors are encouraged to draw course materials from the Library’s physical or online collections or from the many Open Education Resources now readily available. While the Library does not purchase materials that have been published as textbooks or other curricular materials to meet the needs of a particular course, instructors may supply such materials to the course reserve program from their own personal collections.