Course reserves are a collection of textbooks, study guides and other materials that are required by some professors for their classes.
These items are placed in a controlled access area and given short loan periods to make them accessible to as many students as possible.
- Course reserve materials are housed at the Circulation desk.
- Items are organized by course number and/or instructor name.
- The Online Catalog can be used to search for these items by Course or by Professor.
- Student ID card is required to check out reserve materials, which are for in-library use only.
- Loan period is two hours.
- Items must be returned to the Circulation desk.
- Textbooks can also be purchased or rented at the Follett Bookstore on campus.
- Request an item to be placed on reserve or visit the Library's Circulation desk to fill out the paper form.
- Materials can be placed on reserve for one semester. For longer reserve periods, written proof of copyright permission is required.
- Items to be placed on reserve must be owned by North Lake College Library or by the professor making the request.
- For photocopies of articles or book chapters, complete citation information and the notice of copyright from the original publication must be included with the request form.
- Limit reserve materials to a single article, single chapters of books or small parts of a work.
- The library cannot reserve anthologies of readings or coursepacks prepared by the instructor, unless they are accompanied with written proof of copyright permission.
- In general, copyright restrictions do not apply to government documents or works in the public domain.
- Reserve of circulating book titles is limited to ten titles per class at any one time.
- Reference and/or audio-visual materials may not be placed on course reserve status.
- Materials will be removed from course reserve status and returned to the library's collection or, if owned by the instructor, returned to that instructor at the end of the term.