The Reserves desks are virtually open Monday – Friday, 9AM-5PM by contacting the email addresses listed below. Full-time staff are not available on-site on a daily basis but can accommodate appointments on an as needed basis for accepting new reserve items (please see section on quarantining times). Questions and concerns may be directed to the listed email addresses. Thanks for your cooperation!
Summer 2021 - We will try to find electronic versions of print resources.
- Faculty can consult with our staff on access to publisher resources or alternatives: firstname.lastname@example.org (books) email@example.com (films)
- Most print reserves are currently unavailable; online alternatives will be made accessible whenever possible
*NOTICE: The information stored in the Electronic Reserves database is protected under the Copyright Laws of the United States (Title 17 U.S. Code) governing the making of photocopies of copyrighted material. The person using this system is liable for any infringement. For more in-depth information see Access to Copyrighted Materials on Reserve
The Library has transitioned to Sakai for student access to course e-reserves (not streaming video reserves).
Access Reserves in Sakai
You will find your course reserves in the resources folder of your course's Sakai site.
Find a book
on Reserve at Lilly Library.
Our Top Textbook program will be unavailable for Spring 2021. Any secondary copies of Top Textbooks will be available in the catalog for a non-renewable one month checkout through Library Takeout.
Place Items on Reserve
There is one form for all formats/locations
Place Items on Reserve
In consideration of the fair use exception to U.S. copyright law, we can place limited portions of a work on E-Reserve. For more information about copyright law, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Allow at least three work days to process your requests. Due to the pandemic, requests with books originating from other locations have been arriving with a significant delay. Items are normally processed on a first-in / first-worked policy. Material may be submitted throughout the semester. However, please note that if you submit your request(s) within a few days of the start of semester, staff may not be able to fulfill your Reserve needs in time for start of classes.
Identify materials on your online Reserve form as on your syllabus. Please ensure a complete bibliographic citation is provided.
Staff remove Reserve materials at the end of every semester. Please email reserves staff
to re-activate a course reserve list.
For films, choose the "streaming video" option on the "Place Items on Reserve" request form; if a title isn't owned, in place of call number indicate it needs to be ordered; for more information see: Lilly Library Reserves
We do not scan articles that are available on the Internet or via the library's electronic databases, but we will place appropriate URLs of the articles on E-Reserve
Books & Instructor's Materials
You may request scans of personal materials for electronic reserves. Items given to the library to scan will be subject to pandemic related quarantine.
We cannot place the following materials on Reserve: coursepacks, reference books or materials from the Medical Center Library, Law Library, TRLN SHARE / ILL, or Ford Library.
We will purchase books or textbooks for scanning for electronic reserves when necessary. Please allow extra time for ordering, shipping and cataloging when an item must be purchased. Items are arriving with significant shipping delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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