Course Reserve Information & Policies
Finding reserve items
You may search for reserve items on Bridge (http://bridge.carleton.edu/) by course or by instructor. Books, DVDs, and videos on Reserve may be checked out at the Circulation Desk.
Loan periods for reserve items
Renewal of reserve items
Electronic Reserves are accessible in your course folder on the Classes (L:) network drive. Please refer to the IIT documentation on accessing network drives if you are uncertain how to find your course reserves on the server.
Placing material on reserve
Rolvaag Library now has online web forms that enable you to submit Reserve Requests from your office or from off-campus.
- To place a book or a video/dvd on reserve at Rolvaag Library, use the Reserves Request Form For Books & DVDs /Video.
- To place an article or a book chapter on Electronic Reserve, use the E-Reserves Request Form.
Please plan ahead!
Reserve items are processed on a first-come, first-served basis. Every attempt is made to place items on reserve in a timely manner; however, we can only guarantee that Reserve items will be available to students by a given date if they are submitted to us seven days in advance of that date, so plan accordingly. Also note that reserves are not processed on weekends.
If you have questions
Dawn Moder coordinates reserve activities at Rolvaag Library. Reserve items are processed during her office hours, which are Monday - Friday, 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. If you have questions related to placing materials on reserve, please e-mail Dawn or call x3122.
Questions about placing items on reserve at Hustad Science Library should be directed to Deanna Olson at x3499. Questions concerning reserves at Halvorson Music Library should be directed to Linda Frost at x3209.
Check online reserve records
After reserve materials are processed, please take the time to check your personal class reserve record on Bridge (the Carleton-St. Olaf joint online catalog at http://bridge.carleton.edu/) for accuracy. By checking your course on-line, you can verify that your course materials are indeed available for your students.
What may and may not be placed on reserve
Items that may be placed on reserve include most St. Olaf and Carleton Library materials, personal copies of books, and photocopies for electronic reserves (subject to copyright restrictions). Although every attempt is made to secure personal copies, we cannot guarantee the safety of all items.
We do not place the following categories of items on reserve:
- Carleton DVDs and videorecordings
- Rented or copied DVDs and videorecordings
- Interlibrary Loan materials
- Special Collection materials.
Types of reserves
Rolvaag Library offers four types of reserves:
- 2-hour reserves for high-demand material
- 4-hour reserves, typically used for media with run times over 90 minutes
- 24-hour reserves
- 3-day reserves for supplemental/optional materials
- Electronic reserves (e-reserves) for articles or limitied portions of books
Due to the ease and convenience of electronic reserves, photocopies provided will automatically be scanned and placed on e-reserve unless there are compelling reasons not to do so. When submitting e-reserves, be sure to include a copy of the title page and copyright page of the source of your material. Be aware that certain materials may not scan well, particularly photocopies with shaded boxes or photos. Check that all pages are in order and that copies have sufficient margins on all sides (preferably 1/2"). The cleaner the copy, the cleaner the scan.
Materials in the public domain (e.g., government documents and materials for which the copyright has expired) may be freely placed on reserve.
Copyrighted materials may be placed on reserve under certain conditions, which are discussed in the Faculty Handbook's “Copyright: Basic Information & Guidelines.”
Electronic Reserves are intended to serve as supplemental course readings, and should not be viewed as an alternative to purchasing texts.
We cannot place more than one chapter or 10% of a book (whichever is less) on Electronic Reserve. If your class needs access to a greater portion of the book, then we will place the hardcopy of the book on Reserve for your students to check out physically. If the St. Olaf Libraries do not already own a copy of the book, we will purchase the book for inclusion in our permanent collection. Please speak with your department's Library Liaison or Dawn Moder <firstname.lastname@example.org> to request such a purchase.
Materials may not be placed on electronic reserve for the same course for more than one semester without the copyright-holder's permission. We will refuse to scan material which has previously been placed on Reserve if copyright permission for reuse for that course has not been obtained. Permission may be sought from the Copyright Clearance Center. Consult this Pay-per-use Permissions Service to get information on requesting copyright permission.