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Placing Business Library Material on Course Reserve

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Textbook reserves

Submit your course reserves requests to the library as early as possible to allow adequate time for processing, You can use one of the three options listed below:

  1. If you have a personal copy, please fill out the Course Reserves Personal Copy Form and take it to the library circulation desk along with your book. Or, if you prefer, the circulation staff will give you a form to complete at the desk. Your book(s) will be returned to you after the end of each semester.
  2. If you've ordered copies of the textbook from Loyrisha Aucoin, please inform her that you would like x number of copies on reserve. Her office will handle the paperwork and place the copies with us. The book(s) will be returned to S544 after the end of the semester.
  3. If the Library owns a copy of the book that you would like to use for your class, use the online Course Reserves Request Form. Select Business Library in the list of libraries. Or, you can email your course reserve list to the Course Reserve Supervisor. Include your contact information, course number, call number of the book, and the desired loan period. When we receive your online request, we will page the books from the other branches. Be aware that some materials may need to be recalled from patrons before they can be placed on reserve. After the semester ends, the book(s) will be returned to the library's regular collection.

NOTE: If no loan period is specified by the faculty member, the loan period will default to 2-Hours/Overnight. If the same item is on reserve for two classes, a narrower loan period may apply.

Reserve limit: 20 items per course.

Suggested readings: Please restrict reserve requests to required readings only.

Number of copies: We recommend 1 copy of each reserve item per 25 students in the class. If the same item is on reserve for two classes, a narrower loan period than requested may apply.

Additional requests: Additional requests will be treated as new requests. They should meet the guidelines outlined above and will be processed in order of receipt.

Electronic Course Reserves

Faculty interested in electronic course reserves may use bCourses, the UC Berkeley collaborative learning environment supported by Educational Technology Services. Visit their website to learn more about using bCourses.

Putting Photocopies On Reserve

  • Please group solution sets, photocopies of articles, reprints and other loose material in a binder suitable for circulation and submit it to the circulation desk. The library does not provide binders. Submit your bound copies with a completed Course Reserve form.
  • Provide an adequate number of copies for the size of your class. The photocopies will be returned to you after the end of the semester.
  • Due to copyright restrictions and staffing shortages, the Library cannot make photocopies for you.

We call your attention to the following Library policy governing the making of photocopies:

The copyright law of the U.S. governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copy-righted material. In accepting photocopies for reserves, the Library assumes that the copy or copies have been made in compliance with the University of California Policy and Guidelines on the Reproduction of Copyrighted Materials for Teaching and Research (April 1986.)

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