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Shenandoah University

Circulation: Faculty Course Reserves

Faculty Course Reserves

Library materials may be placed on reserve at the Circulation Desk in the Smith Library. Please submit a Faculty Course Reserve Request Form to add your items to the course reserves collection. Items may be dropped off at Smith Library. For questions regarding Course Reserves, please contact Christine Forbes at (540) 665-5423.

Reserve lists should be submitted to the Library at least five working days before the beginning of each term to enable staff to collect and process reserves. Federal copyright law places several limits on library reserve collections. One of the most important is the requirement that a faculty member obtain permission from the copyright holder for copied items to 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 at (540) 665-5444.

Course Reserves Loan Period

There are several types of reserves:

  • Closed – for 3 hour use within the library only;
  • 24-Hour – may be checked out any time during library hours and must be returned within 24 hours;
  • 3-Day – may be checked out any time during library hours and must be returned within three days;
  • 7-Day – may be checked out any time during library hours and must be returned with seven days.