You may search for reserve items in Catalyst using the Course Reserves scope. Books, DVDs, sound recordings, and other physical items on reserve may be checked out at the Circulation Desk (please note whether it is on reserve at Music, Rolvaag, or Science).
Materials may be placed on 2-hour, 4-hour, 1-day, or 2-day reserve. 2- and 4-hour reserve items checked out less than 2 hours before closing may be kept overnight (with the exception of sound recordings), but they must be returned the following day within 30 minutes after the library opens.
1- and 2-day reserve items may be renewed, but only once. 2- and 4-hour reserve items may not be renewed.
Reserve materials are often in high demand, and are thus subject to late fees as follows:
To ensure that materials are checked in promptly, return items directly into the hands of a Circulation worker rather than using the drop bins.
Electronic course reserves can be accessed through Moodle. Once you log in to Moodle, you will see a list of "My Courses." Contact Maggie Epstein if you have any trouble accessing electronic course reserves.
Online reserves for Music can be on individual class Moodle pages. Contact Inga Velde if you have any trouble accessing streaming music reserves.
To place materials on reserve at Halvorson Music Library, please contact Inga Velde at x3209.
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.
Questions concerning reserves at Halvorson Music Library should be directed to Inga Velde at x3209.
After reserve materials are processed, please take the time to check your personal class reserve record in Catalyst for accuracy. By checking your course online, you can verify that your course materials are indeed available for your students.
Items that may be placed on reserve include most St. Olaf and Carleton library materials (including e-books and streaming videos), 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:
St. Olaf Libraries offer four types of reserves: