Course Reserves

Maag Library provides access to both print and electronic reserves while complying with Copyright Guidelines.

The main print reserve collection is available at the Circulation Desk on a first-come first-served basis. Another more specialized collection is located in the MultiMedia Center (3rd Floor) and may include sound recordings or other media. Curriculum materials placed on reserve are found in the Curriculum Resource Center (CRC) located in Beeghly Hall. Electronic reserve materials can be accessed on campus or remotely.

Loan Periods for Print Reserves

Most print reserves are available for a three-hour loan to use within the library. At the discretion of the instructor, some materials may have a longer loan period: one-day, three-day, or seven-day for use outside the library.

Placing Materials on Reserve

Materials are placed on reserve by the course instructor either in print or electronic format. Faculty should submit a Course Reserves Request Form. Staff reserves the right to decline requests judged to exceed copyright guidelines. Materials borrowed through OhioLINK or Interlibrary Loan will not be placed on reserve. Materials may be purchased instead. It may take up to 72 hours for materials to appear in the Print Reserves or Electronic Reserves depending on the amount of materials faculty are submitting at the start of a semester.

Maag Library’s Textbook Policy

If a 1500 or 2600 level class has more than 100 students enrolled at the beginning of Fall semester, a copy of the textbook for said class will be purchased and placed on Closed Reserve at the Circulation Desk at Maag Library for the ensuing academic year. A faculty member may donate a personal copy of a textbook (not a publisher’s complimentary copy, for any class that does not fall within these guidelines. A textbook will be defined as an edition of a book specifically intended for the use of students who are enrolled in a course of study or preparing for an examination on a subject or in an academic discipline. Works of literature, histories, and scholarly studies, among other types of texts, may be required reading for some courses, but they do not qualify as “textbooks” as described previously.

Additionally, Maag Library may consider purchasing a copy of a textbook outside of these guidelines when the per unit cost is extraordinarily high. When a textbook is added to the collection, normally only a single copy will be added and without any implied commitment to acquire future editions of the textbook should subsequent editions be published. Students may use these Reserve Textbooks within Maag Library for 3 hours at a time according to Circulation Policy.

If you have any questions, please contact Michael Lisi at 330-941-3684.