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:
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.
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.