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Reserve Policies

Each semester, or as needed, please submit a list of any books and videos you need for course reserves to lib.acquisitions@uconn.edu. Include in your message: 

  • Course number and course name (e.g., HIST 3232 – History of Refugees) 
  • Department 
  • Campus 
  • Date needed 
  • Semester(s) assigned

The UConn Library prioritizes electronic access to materials for greater equity, ease of access, and increased usage. Whenever feasible, the Library will purchase electronic versions of materials that instructors have assigned to courses or requested be put on Course Reserve. Materials unavailable in electronic format can be placed on traditional reserve at your selected campus location. 

See this guide for more details on finding and requesting ebooks and streams. 

 

Copyright Guidelines

The Library provides copyright information relevant to instructors teaching classes. Instructors are responsible for compliance with copyright law and with license agreements for Library-licensed electronic resources.

 

Required Identification

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

 

Location of Reserve Materials

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 Requests

Requests for books and DVDs are submitted by instructors electronically. Reserve staff make every attempt to process requests in a timely manner. Requests are processed in the order received. Requests submitted after the start of term, or incomplete or incorrect information in requests, can cause delays in making Reserve materials available to students.

 

Placing Personal Items on Reserve

  • Personal copies of books, DVDs, and CDs are placed on Reserve at the owner’s risk. Although we make every effort to safeguard materials, the Library is not responsible for damaged or lost personal items.
  • We will attach book pockets and barcodes to your personal items.
  • Please drop off your personal copies at the iDesk on the Plaza level of the Homer Babbidge Library or at the Circulation Desk of your Regional Campus Library.
  • Please contact Reserve Services staff if you have other types of personally owned items you wish to put on Reserve to see if the request can be accommodated.