St. Olaf Libraries

Course Reserves Information & Policies for Faculty

Placing material on reserve

Items owned by the Bridge Libraries (St. Olaf and Carleton)
  1. Log in to Catalyst:
    location of login button in Catalyst
  2. Within Catalyst, locate the record of the item to put on Course Reserves
  3. Under “Physical Copies,” look for the “Request Option” (in yellow box) which includes a “Place on Course Reserves for your students” option:
    location of course reserves request button in Catalyst
Items not currently owned by the Libraries

Submit a Purchase Request.

Personal or Departmental Materials

Your personal or departmental copies of books and DVDs may be placed on Course Reserves. To add such items to Rolvaag Library Course Reserves, complete an online Reserves Request Form for each item. Bring the items to the Rolvaag Circulation Desk. Please allow for up to seven business days (Monday through Friday) for the items to become available for Course Reserves checkout. Also, note that although we make every attempt to secure personal copies, we cannot guarantee the return of all items.

What may and may not be placed on reserve

Items that may be placed on reserve include most St. Olaf and Carleton library materials (including e-books and streaming videos) and personal copies of books and DVDs.

We do not place the following categories of items on reserve:

  • Rented or copied DVDs
  • Interlibrary Loan materials
  • Special Collections materials

Please plan ahead!

Course Reserves items are processed on a first-come, first-served basis. Every attempt is made to place items on Course Reserves in a timely manner; however, we can only guarantee that reserve items will be available to students by the beginning of a term if the requests are submitted to us by the deadline provided to you in the email at the beginning of the term. If you wish to add additional library materials to Course Reserves after the start of the term, please allow seven days for processing. Also note that reserves are not processed on weekends.

If you have questions

If you have questions related to placing materials on reserve, please email Course Reserves.