Faculty Guidelines for Regular Course Reserves
Please allow up to one week to process requests. During peak times, or if items have to be ordered, processing
The Course Reserve Request Form is for teaching assistants and faculty wishing to place supplemental reading material on reserve.There are two methods to submit your Course Reserves book/reprint requests:
1. Online Course Reserve Request Form: Fill out and submit the online form. Prior to issuing reading assignments, please confirm that your request has been processed for Reserves in the appropriate library. When you submit a form, if you use your Lotus Notes email address, you will receive a confirmation copy by email from Melissa Bishop. Please send any communications regarding Reserve concerns to Reserve Staff at the appropriate library - not to Melissa.
2. In Person: Instructors must complete the Reserve Book and/or Periodical Request form which may be obtained from the Circulation Desk or Reserve Staff. Prior to issuing reading assignments, please confirm that your request has been processed for Reserves in the appropriate library.
Restricted items: Materials which cannot be placed on reserve are items borrowed through ILL, class notes, papers, coursepacks, anthologies, copies of exams, or multiple copies of articles. Instructors may submit personal copies of books or one copy of journal articles.
Loan periods for reserve materials vary from 2-hours to 7-days, as requested by the course instructor. Personal copies may be added at the discretion of the instructor. The library can not assume responsibility for loss or damage. Personal copies must be retrieved prior to the following semester.
The library will order only one copy of any title not owned in the collection, regardless of the number of students in the course or if multiple courses are using the same title. If the library already owns one or more copies, additional copies will not be purchased. Multiple copies of books presently owned by the library can be processed for reserve.
A maximum of only five copies may be placed on reserve, no matter how many classes or sections require the material. The following formula will apply:
|# of students||1 - 15||16 - 30||31 - 50||51 - 75||> 76|
|# of copies||1||2||3||4||5*|
* Ordering decisions are made at the discretion of the subject selector and may be based on available funding. Books are not ordered from the book store, and depending on availability, orders could take up to 8 weeks. There is a processing stage that may further delay getting the books placed on reserve. Confirm that the material is available before making assignments for your class.
Copyright guidlines place some restrictions on the use of copyrighted materials. For more information, see Copyright Policies and Guidelines for Course Reserves. Course packs will not be accepted for Reserves.
For information about course reserves, please contact the staff member from the appropriate library as listed below:
|Chemistry Library||Meryl Kaufman||632-7150||Meryl.Kaufman@stonybrook.edu|
|Main Circulation||Mary Ficuciello||632-7151||Mary.Ficuciello@stonybrook.edu
|Music Library||Gisele Schierhorst||632-7097||Gisele.Schierhorst@stonybrook.
|Science and Engineering Library||Elsa Gonzalez||632-7148||Elsa.Gonzales@stonybrook.edu|