Request Form

A separate online form should be submitted for each class. Incomplete or incorrect applications may significantly delay the processing of reserve requests.

Material Types

Material that is owned by OSU Libraries or the instructor may be placed on course reserve.

A reserve purchase request may be submitted via the course reserves request form for material not owned by OSU Libraries or the instructor. Instructor will be notified either with material has been placed on course reserve or if the request was denied.

Circulation Periods

Items placed on reserve can be circulated for 3 hours, 1 day, or 2 days.

It is recommended that at least 2 copies of required materials be made available to reserves for classes with 20 or more students.

Processing Time

Requests are processed on a first come, first served basis.

Library staff will do their best to process all reserve requests in a timely manner. Please allow up to 1 week for reserve materials to be processed.

If the requested item is checked out, it will be recalled and the due date will be changed to 1 week from the processing date. As soon as the item is returned, it will be processed for reserves and you will be notified by e-mail. For missing items, library staff will search 3 times for the item in question, after which the item will be marked as missing and you will be notified.

E-mail notification will be sent to the instructor when each item is placed on reserve.

Photocopied Materials

All copyrighted materials placed on reserve must conform to copyright law. A signature is required to show compliance with this law. For further information, please contact Michael Boock. For more information about copyright clearance for coursepacks sold through the bookstore, visit the OSU Copyright Center.

The library will supply binders for photocopied materials not submitted in binders.

Video Reservation Requests

Library owned videos may be placed on reserve for multiple classes at a time. If you are planning to use the video on a specific date, make an advanced reservation to ensure the item's availability.

Video reservations for classroom use can be made using the online Course Reserve Request Form or by an instructor using the library catalog. When using the online form, note in the comments field the date and times you need the video. Requested videos will be placed on reserve for student viewing and held for you on the requested dates for in-classroom viewing. As with other reserve items, please allow one week for processing time.

Current Reserve Items

Students can ask for reserve items at the circulation desk by course number, course title, instructor's name, or title of the book.

To view a current listing of your reserve items, please visit the library catalog and search by course number, course title, instructor's name, or title of the book.

Instructors may elect to add or remove items from reserve at any time.

All reserve items not specifically requested for another term are removed from reserves at the end of the term. Personal copies are returned to instructors via campus mail or may be picked up from the circulation desk any time before they are mailed out. If you would like to extend a course reserve listing into the following term, please contact the course reserves before the end of the current term.