What are reserve readings/materials?
- Reserve Room (Course Reserves) items are materials designated for specific classes at the instructor's request.
- Books, journal articles, study guides, past exams, DVDs/videos and biology specimens are among the items that can be placed on reserve.
- Guarantees that all students in the class will have access to the material.
- Material may be owned by the library or the instructor.
- In addition to the Reserve Room - ask the Library Staff about Research Guides and how development of research guides can be used in your courses.
Where are the reserved readings/materials?
- Circulation desk.
- Use may be restricted to the library for a period of hours (2, 3 or 4).
- Many items can be checked out overnight (24 hours), for three days, seven days & 21 days.
- Instructor and Library Staff collaborate on most appropriate lending period for assignment.
How will students know if your course has readings/material on reserve?
- Noted in class syllabus.
- Discussed in class.
- Students can use online Course Reserves to determine whether there are any items on reserve for your class. May search by Instructor name or by Course (example: anthropology).
How do students borrow something from the Reserve Room?
- Students come to Circulation Desk with Bay College I.D. card.
- Ask for a specific item/title, instructor name, course number or course name.
- Library Staff will assist students identify what items are on reserve. It is very helpful if student brings their syllabus.
- Items may photocopied or checked out depending on loan period set by instructor.
- Items checked out do have fines if item is not returned by due date (10¢ per hour/$1 per day)
How can I place materials on reserve for my courses?
- Instructors may place personal or library owned items on reserve for a week, month, semester or academic school year.
- Contact Oscar DeLong (ext. 4076) or Ann Bissell (ext. 4079)
How can I reserve equipment/media to use in class?
- Equipment is permanently placed in classrooms and meets most needs.
- Contact John Anderson/AV Technician (ext. 4222) for additional AV equipment requests (example: portable DVD player).
- Library staff can deliver materials to your office (for security) when it is not convenient for you to come to the library during open hours.
- Library Staff can also checkout material to you for an extended period of time for your convenience.