UC Berkeley Library

You can still access the UC Berkeley Library’s services and resources during the closure. Here’s how.

Using the Library during COVID-19

During the pandemic, many of our services are being offered in new ways. To find the latest information on course reserves, book returns, 24/7 online help, and more, visit our COVID-19 portal, which provides more up-to-date information than the text below.

Placing Chemistry Library Material on Course Reserve

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To place material on course reserve, send your list to us using one of the following:

The library accommodates upper division undergraduate and graduate courses; unfortunately, we may not have the space to accept reserves for large enrollment lower division courses.

Please submit your course reserve requests as soon as possible before the semester begins to ensure availability of the material.

If you are providing your own material to be placed on course reserve:

  • Homework solutions or problem sets should be brought directly to the Circulation Desk. At the time of delivery, the Instructor or GSI will be asked to sign in on the list kept at the Circulation Desk, giving his or her name, office phone number, and number of copies being placed on course reserve.
  • Each set of homework solutions or problem sets must come in its own "Acco-style" binder.  (No binders with rings, please). Supply one set for every ten students. The name of the Instructor, course number, and course title should appear on the cover of each folder.
  • The Instructor or GSI is responsible for adding new pages to the homework solutions or problem sets.
  • The course GSI or other contact person should check with library staff at least once every two weeks to find out if there is any need for updating the homework solutions with replacement pages, and to exchange general information related to course reserves usage.
  • Questions about course reserves should be emailed to chem@library.berkeley.edu.

Further details on procedures and guidelines for placing reserves at the Library are available.

Note: The copyright law of the United States governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. In accepting photocopies for reserves the UC Berkeley Library assumes that the copy or copies have been made in compliance with the fair use provisions of section 107. The UC Copyright Education web site is a good resource for answers to commonly asked copyright questions.