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Madigan Library: Course Reserves

For Students

Reserves are books, videos, etc. chosen by instructors for class use and placed on limited circulation. When you wish to check out a reserve item you’ll need to provide the name of your professor, course number, and author and/or title of the item to a staff member at the Main Circulation Desk. Check out periods are determined by the instructor and range from three (3) hours in-library use only to a semester for certain items.

For Faculty

Instructors may complete the request form below.  If you have questions about reserves, please contact the Main Circulation Desk at (570) 320-2400 ext. 7815 or Laura Dow at (570) 320-2400 ext. 7872.

Tips for Reserves

  • Reserve materials should be submitted at a minimum of one (1) week before date needed.
  • Materials may be added, archived, or removed from reserve by the instructor.
  • Reserve requests must include the following information:
    • Name, DIF, and phone extension;
    • Name and phone number of person submitting material (if not instructor);
    • Course abbreviation and number (e.g. HIS262);
    • School name;
    • Resource type (book, media, journal article, or eBook);
    • Who owns the item (instructor's personal copy, the library, academic department's copy);
    • Number of copies;
    • Loan period (3 hrs., 3 days, 7 days, 28 days, or semester);
    • Reserve period/semester (spring, summer, fall, or all); and
    • Any additional information you wish to provide.

Removing Reserves

At the end of each semester, materials on reserve are removed. Course reserve items are placed back in circulation or returned to the instructor if they are personal property. If the instructor is teaching the course again, arrangements can be made to keep the materials on reserve by contacting the Circulation Desk at ext. 7815 or by email.