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Library Circulation Policies: Faculty Reserves FAQs

William C. Jason Library Circulation Policies and FAQs

Faculty Information -- Books, Media and Electronic Resources on reserve

1.  How to place materials on reserve for your courses?     

  • Bring the materials that you want on Reserve to the Jason Library Circulation Desk
  • Complete the online Reserve Application form and return it to the library
  • Ensure that all materials include the proper citation
  • Faculty must pull all library materials to be placed on reserve
  • Allow 3 working days to ensure that materials will be available for use
  • All requests are processed in the order they are received  

2.  Reserve Loan periods available:    

  •  2  hours
  • 12 hours
  • 24 hours
  • 7 Days

3.  When reserve materials are ready for circulation, you will receive notification via e-mail or telephone.    

4.  All materials are removed from reserve when indicated on the reserve request form.  Personal copies will be returned to faculty members and library resources to the stacks, unless other arrangements have been requested.                  

5.  If you have any questions, please contact Cataloging and Computer Operations at 302-857-6193.  Office hours by appointment: 8am-1pm; and 3-4pm, Monday through Friday in Jason Library Rm. 108.

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Faculty Information -- Electronic Resources on reserve

1.  What are electronic reserves?

Electronic faculty reserves provide online access to library materials placed on reserve by professors for students enrolled in their courses. Delaware State University Library uses LibGuides Electronic Reserves (ERes), a powerful system designed specifically for electronic reserves in academic libraries, to provide round-the-clock access service.  

2.  What are the advantages?    

  • Electronic reserves are available online to students 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, even when the library is closed.
  • Instructors can comply with copyright law by limiting access to reserve materials to students in their courses.
  • A single electronic copy is all that is needed for an entire class, no matter how large the class. 
  • e-Books from DSU Library's EBSCOHost eBooks, Credo Reference, Encyclopedia of Social Work, Sage eReference, ebrary or Springer eBook collections can be linked to directly
  • Database articles found in DSU Library's online databases can be linked to directly

3.  What about Scanning? 

  • To scan articles successfully, a clean or original copy with no staples must be provided.
  • The library is not responsible for smears or blurred copies.
  • Large documents will be separated into smaller files.   

4.  Who can participate?

Any instructor teaching a course at any Delaware State University campus can participate.

5.  How do I get started?

Request an account for electronic reserves by calling Beverly D. Charlot at 302-857-6193 or bcharlot@desu.edu for more information.