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 Optometry Library Material on Course Reserve

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Please submit your course reserve requests as soon as possible before the semester begins to ensure availability of the material.
If you have questions about placing materials on course reserve, or if you wish to check the status of your course reserve list, please contact Phylicia Mossiah, 643-8600 or email: optocirc@library.berkeley.edu.

Print reserves

To request library material for course reserve, you have the following options:

  • Use the online Course Reserves Request Form. Select Optometry Library in the list of libraries.
  • Email your course reserve list to optocirc@library.berkeley.edu. Include your contact information, the course number, and each item's OskiCat url or citation, call number and desired loan period; 2-hour or 1-day.
  • Fill out a paper form at the Circulation Desk.

NOTE:  If no loan period is specified, the default will be 2-Hours/Overnight. If the same item is on reserve for two classes, the shorter loan period will apply.

Personal Copies and Photocopies

  • Homework/Problem Sets: The Library accepts copies of homework/problem sets for reserves. These should be delivered to the Library in sufficient number of multiple copies and in binders that keep materials in order and are durable to stand up to heavy use.
  • Personal copies: Personal copies are accepted to supplement library owned material.  All materials are accepted on a semester basis and must be returned at the end of the term. 

Electronic Course Reserves

  • Articles and E-Reserves: The Library does not put library-owned journals on reserves. For articles, we encourage you to see if the full text is available from a library-owned resource and use the persistent links to allow students to access those from your bCourse site.
  • 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.

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. See the UC Copyright website on using copyrighted works for more information.