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Library FAQ

Welcome to the Alfred R. Goldstein Library! This guide has the most frequently asked questions about the library.

About Reserves

Open and Closed Reserve options are available for library and/or personal materials. Items can generally be processed and placed on Reserve within a 24-hour period when the item is already owned by the library and available. 

One copy of each textbook used in the current semester is purchased in either print or ebook format and added to the collection. If in print, it will be placed on Open Reserve, unless otherwise requested. Electronic versions will be available for reading and possibly downloading through the online catalog. 

The Library uses the Campus Store’s book list to determine what you have selected for the semester. Late textbook adoptions can result in a delay for the Library in putting your textbooks on Reserve.

Tim DeForest, Circulation Manager, 359-7587 

Library Reserves

  1. Faculty members may place both library materials and/or personal items on reserve in the Library. Items may be placed on either Open or Closed Reserves.
  2. Items on Closed Reserves are kept behind the Circulation Desk. Patrons wishing to use a reserve item ask for it at the Circulation Desk. Students must leave an ID card or other item at the Circulation Desk while using reserve materials.
  3. Items on Open Reserve are kept on shelves on the first floor of the library and may be browsed freely by students.
  4. Faculty members have a choice of placing materials on reserve for the entire semester or for a shorter period of time.
  5. Reserve materials may be designated for in-library use only, or for 3-hour (default), one-day. three-day, or seven-day checkout.
  6. A printed list of reserve materials is kept at the Circulation Desk. Also, reserve lists for individual instructors may be accessed through the online catalog.
  7. Please allow one day after requesting materials be placed on reserve before they are ready to be accessed by students.
  8. Due to limited shelving, faculty are limited to placing no more than 30 items at a time on reserve for each course. Items may be freely rotated on and off reserve during the course of the semester.
  9. Ebooks from the Library's collection may be added as a reserve item.
  10. Photocopied material placed on reserve must have the word “copyright” or the copyright symbol, the copyright date and name of the copyright holder on the first page. [CFR sections 401(b) and 108(a)]
  11. For more information or assistance, call the Library Circulation Desk at 359-7587 or email Circulation Manager Tim DeForest.