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Course Reserves: Information for Faculty

Course reserves information for students and faculty



Placing Books & Articles on Reserve

To place an item on reserve, faculty must fill out a form indicating the class in which the item will be used and the type of reserve (2-hour, library use only, etc…).

When placing items on reserve, please follow these guidelines:

  • You must complete the Course Reserve form – one for each class. A downloadable form is located at the top of the page.
  • Please submit the form along with the reserve materials 2 weeks before the start of the semester.
  • Only circulating library material and professor-owned copies can be placed on reserve. If you are placing a personal copy on reserve, please keep in mind it will be tattle taped (security tape) and a call number sticker will be placed on the spine or front cover along with a “library use only” sticker. The student will be billed for any lost personal copies. It will be the faculty member’s responsibility to replace the item.
  • Course readers cannot be placed on reserve.
  • If you are planning on placing only a book chapter on reserve, make sure that it is less than 10% of the entire book.
  • Please check whether or not you need copyright clearance for the item. If you are unsure, refer to the Course Reserves Copyright tab or contact Pam Crenshaw.
  • Please do not tell students an item is on reserve until it is actually in the library. Allow at least a day for materials to be processed.

Please contact Christine Shin for any questions: or 714-966-6376.

Handy Links


  • Call 714-966-6382
  • Stop by  a Librarian's Office
  • Submit an Ask-A-Librarian Question Form for an email reply HERE
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