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A document showing how faculty can place materials on reserve.

Reserve Materials

Anna Maria College

Mondor-Eagen Library

Reserves Overview for Faculty

The purpose of Library Reserves at the Mondor-Eagen Library at Anna Maria College is to provide access in a timely and equitable manner to the materials that students need in order to be successful in their studies.

  • Library Reserves are books, DVDs, CDs, and other materials that faculty members set aside for students’ reading and course work. The faculty is encouraged to place required course materials on reserve to ensure that they are available to all students in the class. It is desired that faculty provide a course syllabus for the library staff to assist students in providing needed reserve materials. Faculty may designate a loan time for the reserve items: in-library only use or for a designated time period out of the library (see Loan Policy).
  • Reserve materials [books, photocopies, DVDs, CDs] are kept behind the library circulation desk and have restricted borrowing rules. Users must present their AMC ID card to check out materials.
  • Faculty are encouraged to use Engage, AMC’s online learning environment to give students access to electronic course materials such as ebooks and online articles. The library cannot access Engage.
  • Personal items cannot be protected from the wear and tear of heavy use. Barcodes and security tape will be attached to all non-library material for security and use with the library’s circulation system. The library makes every effort to keep reserve material secure, but it cannot assume responsibility for replacing personal items which are stolen or damaged.
  • Please allow 24 hours for reserve materials to be processed. Reserve processing is available: Monday-Friday, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm. If you have any questions about Reserve, please email jwilbur@annamaria.edu or call 508-849-3406.

Reserve Request Form

To place material on Reserve faculty should fill out a Reserve Request Form. Forms are available at the library circulation and reference desks.

Accepted Reserve Materials

  • One [1] copy of an item will be placed on reserve.
  • Library-owned books and media may be placed on reserve.
  • The library accepts personal copies of materials such as books, photocopies, DVDs, and CDs for reserve. Items must conform to copyright law.
  • Photocopies of journal articles and book chapters [provided that the material does not comprise a significant portion of the book] may be placed on reserve but we encourage faculty to place articles in AMC’s online course management system. Faculty must provide the photocopied material.
  • Items such as past semester exams/quizzes, homework assignments with solutions, sample term papers, lecture notes and course syllabi may be placed on reserve providing that there is nothing to identify the author.

Materials Not Accepted for Reserve

  • Materials borrowed from another library, rental store or obtained through Interlibrary Loan may not be placed on reserve.
  • Unauthorized reproductions of books, DVD’s or CDs cannot be put on reserve. All materials must be lawfully acquired or purchased copies.
  • If an item is available online through an AMC electronic resource such as ebrary, the library will not place the library’s physical copy on reserve unless specifically requested.
  • Library reference books, journals, and other non-circulating materials are not placed on reserve. These materials do not circulate outside the library and will be available to all students from the library’s collection.
  • Consumable resources such as workbooks cannot be photocopied due to copyright laws.
  • The library is not responsible for handing back tests, papers, artwork, etc. These items may not be put on the reserve shelf.

Loan Policy

  • All reserve items will be checked out via the library circulation system. Students and faculty must present an AMC ID card [library barcode on reverse side] to check out materials.
  • Only one [1] reserve item can be borrowed at a time.
  • Reserve material is available on a first-come, first-serve basis, and cannot be reserved in advance.
  • Books and photocopies can be borrowed for 3 hours, in-library use only.
  • Media can be borrowed for 3 hours in-library, 1 day or 3 days out-of-library as designated by faculty for the item.
  • DVD players are on reserve for use with media reserves in the library space.
  • Faculty will be notified if out-of-library materials are not returned when due.
  • Free photocopying is available in the library.

End of Semester

The library reserve service is intended to provide temporary access to limited resources. All reserve materials must be removed at the end of each semester. Personal items must be retrieved by one week after classes end. Personal items not picked up will be returned via interoffice mail. The library will not assume responsibility for personal items not removed by faculty.

Mondor-Eagen Library | Anna Maria College
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