Graduate Services
Doe & Moffitt Libraries

Placing Materials on Reserve in Graduate Services

Reserve lists should be submitted as soon as possible to Graduate Services since some items may need to be ordered or recalled.  Lists will be processed in the order received.  Additional items may be added to your list anytime during the semester. Please note that Graduate Services only accepts course reserve request forms electronically.

You may submit reserve lists in the following ways:
    web:      Fill out and submit the Course Reserve Request Form for Graduate Services
    email:    Email your list to

Please provide complete book and journal citations, including the author's full name, title, publication information and edition for books, and journal title, volume numbers and dates for journals, as well as call numbers for all items.  Include your department and course number, and specify a circulation period for the reserve materials (2-hour, 1-day, 7-days).  Please do not check out Library materials intended for course reserves and deliver them to Graduate Services. We cannot  process books for reserves that are checked out, and we are not able to discharge books that are checked out from other libraries.

If you wish to change the circulation period on any item during the course of the semester because of heavy use or in the week of class discussion, please contact us.

Your personal copies of books may also be put on 2-hour reserve and protected while the Library seeks to place orders for out of print or difficult to obtain materials.  You may also put the course reader or photocopied articles on reserve.  (Graduate Services cannot photocopy items for you.)  Personal books are returned to you at the end of the semester.  Photocopies and readers are not returned unless requested.

Please see the University of California Copyright web site, particularly "Using Copyrighted Works," to ensure that you are in compliance with the fair use provisions of copyright law.

If you have any questions concerning reserves, please contact Scott Peterson, Head of Graduate Services, at or 768-7629.


Graduate Services
208 Doe Library
Berkeley CA 94720