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Faculty Library FAQ: Course Reserve

Learn about library services for Faculty and Instructors at Tyndale University College & Seminary

Course Reserves

Can I put material on reserve in the library for my course?

Yes. Material goes on reserve for two hours, one day, one week or two weeks, These materials are usually required reading for courses or considered to be in heavy demand. Use the form here to place items on reserve. Request should normally be in a month before class begins.

Can students book reserve materials to view at a certain time?

No. Use is strictly on a first come first serve basis.

Can students scan or copy reserve materials?

Yes they may scan or copy within copyright guidelines posted above the copiers usually an entire article or ten percent of a book is considered acceptable.

How do I know if my material has been placed on reserve?

You can check in Course Reserve link on the front page of WorldCat .

Does the Library put textbooks on reserve?

The Library does not  normally purchase books that are publised as commercial textbooks. Students are responsible for purchasing their own textbooks. If the Library does have a copy of the textbook, instructors may request that they be put on reserve. The library will also place personal copies on reserve if they are provided by the instructor.

If the Library has an eBook copy of a required reading can a print copy be placed on reserve?

If the library has a multiuser or an unlmited user copy of an eBook a print copy will not be put on reserve. If the library only has a single user eBook a print copy may be put on reserve if it is in the library collection.