Due to limitations resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, physical course reserves have been suspended for the 2020 fall semester. University Libraries is happy to assist instructors with locating electronic alternatives or digital materials.
How to Place Materials on Course Reserve?
To place materials on reserve at one of our library locations, please click on the appropriate link found in the "For Instructors" sidebar. Once you have landed on the desired page, please download the appropriate PDF and follow the submission instructions. Any questions regarding this process can be answered by the location's Course Reserves staff person. Their information is listed on the corresponding location page. General information regarding time frame, loan periods, and fines can be found below.
The time period in which it will take materials to be placed on course reserve can vary depending on a number of factors. If looking to place materials on course reserve during the first week of classes for the semester, and depending on demand, it can take up to a week to process them. If you list materials that need to be rush ordered, that will add a couple of weeks or more depending on how difficult the items are to source. If you list materials already checked out by another patron, they will need to be recalled. Submit reserve requests as early as you are able to, months in advance if possible, to ensure that all your materials are ready for your students on the first day of classes.
Materials put on reserve can check out to students for different periods of time. The options are:
- 2 Hours
- 2 Hours, with no overnight check-out
- 4 Hours
- 1 Day
- 3 Days
- 7 Days
For Instructors: you may check-out your own Course Reserve items for an extended period of time. To do this, please ask for the location's supervisor and explain to them how long you will need the items. Please be advised that instructors are still beholden to the fine rules for Course Reserves. Those rules can be found here: https://library.osu.edu/borrowing/fines-fees-details
Please email Zane Smith.