Placing Materials on Reserve - FAQ

  1. What are E-Reserves?
  2. What are onsite Reserves?
  3. How can I request Course Reserve services?
  4. Which Library department will process my Reserves request?
  5. How can I access my E-Reserves?
  6. Where can my students go to check out my onsite Reserves?
  7. May reserve materials be taken out of the library?
  8. What loan periods are available for my Onsite Reserves?
  9. May I place my own personal copies of books or DVD’s on reserves?
  10. Will the Library purchase books for my course reserves?

What are E-Reserves?

Electronic Reserves provide students with online access to course readings, exams, class notes and other supplemental materials. E-Reserves are only accessible by students enrolled in your specific course(s).



What are onsite Reserves?

They are readings and other supplemental material you may select for your course reserves. As an example, you may submit single chapters of books or single journal articles or complete books, for placement on Onsite Reserves. Onsite Reserves are assigned short loan periods in order to make them available to as many students as possible.



How can I request Course Reserve services?

To request reserves please go to our online form and submit your reserves.



Which Library department will process my Reserves request?

The Access and Discovery Department Reserves Staff will provide online and onsite access to your supplemental course materials for the Central Library. Architecture & Fine Arts Library and the Science & Engineering Library.



How can I access my E-Reserves?

You may access your Electronic Reserves via the UT Arlington Library Catalog. After you have selected the course instructor and class, you will see a list of all items available.  If you select an e-item, clicking on the link will prompt you to enter your NetID and password.



Where can my students go to check out my onsite Reserves?

Depending on the location that the faculty member selects when placing items on course reserve, students can obtain their course reserves either at the service desk at the Central Library, the Architecture & Fine Arts Library or the Science & Engineering Library.



May reserve materials be taken out of the library?

Most reserve materials must remain in the library. If there is an exception to this, the reserve item will be labeled accordingly.



What loan periods are available for my Onsite Reserves?

You may request your material be assigned any of the following loan periods: 2 hours, 3 hours, 24 hours, 3 days, or 7 days.



May I place my own personal copies of books or DVD’s on reserves?

Yes, you may place your own personal copy on reserves, however, please be aware that the library will not be held financially liable for any damages or loss of personal materials placed on reserves.



Will the Library purchase books for my course reserves?

Yes, if the book is not in our permanent collection, the library will purchase materials in support of course reserves- -with one exception: The library will not purchase text books for reserves. Suggestions for purchases are always welcome.




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