Course reserves enhance and support academic courses by ensuring students with equal access to required and supplemental materials. Faculty may place books and DVDs on hardcopy reserve, as well as electronic copies of articles and book chapters on e-reserve. All materials placed on either hardcopy or e-reserve must adhere to U.S. copyright laws. Please see the University’s Policy for Copyright Compliance, or talk with a staff member of the circulation department.
A Library barcode and PIN are required to access e-reserves. Please contact the Circulation Desk at 413-782-1535 with questions about your Library account.
Information for Faculty
Putting Materials on Reserve
Loan period options for hardcopy reserve are: 2hr, 3hr, 4hr, 24hr, 72hr, 3 days, or 7 days. Items with a loan period of less than 24 hours may not leave the library.
You may reactivate your course reserves from previous semesters by providing the Circulation Department with the course number and semester and/or year the course was last taught.
You may place your own personal materials on reserve. At the end of the semester, these materials will be taken off of reserve and made available for you to pick up.
Reserve requests are processed as quickly as possible in the order in which they are received. Please allow for at least 3 days lead time for placing items on reserve, especially at the beginning of the semester.
Guidelines for E-Reserve Requests
You may submit a PDF (hardcopy, single-sided or email attachment) or a stable link to a journal article or webpage
No more than 10 percent of a book with fewer than 10 chapters, or 1 chapter of a book with more than 10 chapters may be placed on e-reserve
Accessing Course Reserves
Hardcopy materials are kept behind the circulation desk
- E-Reserves will be available through the Library homepage