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Open Education Resources (OER): Library Reserves & Ebooks

WorldCat Discovery: Search for Books & More

WorldCat Discovery (WCD) allows you to search for multiple resources, in many formats, located in the SU Library and in libraries worldwide.

SU Ebook Collections

These are individual ebook collections held by the SU library. Our WorldCat Discovery tool should search each of them, but sometimes you get better results when you go straight to the source.

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Course Reserves in the Library

Faculty members are encouraged to place course materials on reserve at the circulation desk in the Smith Library for students to use for free. Materials can include:


  • Textbooks

  • CDs & DVDs

  • Library materials

  • Almost anything with enough mass to support a barcode sticker!



There are several types of reserves:

  • Closed – for 3 hour use within the library only

  • 24-Hour, 3-Day, 5-Day – must be returned to the library within a certain time

Bring your materials to Smith Library, or submit your list of library items to Becky Rockwell or Andy Kulp.


Copying materials to place on reserve?

Federal copyright law places several limits on library reserve collections. Faculty members must obtain permission from the copyright holder for copied items placed on reserve for longer than one semester. This provision applies even if the library or the professor owns the item which is duplicated.

For more information, contact Andy Kulp.