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Faculty Library Resources: Circulation & Reserves

Placing Items on Reserve

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reserve Request Form

The purpose of placing materials on reserve is to make common readings readily available to students in a short amount of time. Faculty members may place items on either hard-copy reserve or electronic reserve (e-reserves). Please allow at least two working days before students will need the materials to allow time for processing. The following guidelines should be used when placing items on reserve:

  • Items which are recommended but not required reading should not be placed on reserve.
  • Non-circulating items such as reference books, periodicals, government documents, and special collections items will not be placed on reserve.
  • Textbooks will be placed on reserve only when the bookstore has insufficient copies to meet demand and additional copies are on order.
  • All items are removed from reserve at the end of each term.

Note that putting copies of articles or chapters on reserve may violate U.S. copyright laws. This is almost always true if copies are put on reserve for more than one term. In this case, the faculty member should request permission from the publisher. The library will not put copies on reserve for more than one term without written permission from the copyright holder. Questions concerning copyright and reserves should be addressed to Andrea Wright, Science Librarian and University Copyright Officer.

Borrowing Books and Videos

Your Furman ID card serves as your library card, and is required for circulation transactions. Some library materials, such as bound periodicals and reference books, circulate only with permission from a Circulation staff member or Reference librarian. Other items, such as current periodicals and rare books, do not circulate under any circumstances. If you would like to see what you currently have checked out, you can view your account using your Furman ID number.

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