Cornish Library Course Reserves

What Are Course Reserves?

Course Reserves are materials placed on reserve in the Library at the request of faculty. Those materials may consist of the required readings for courses that are currently in session and may include books, journal articles, CDs, videotapes, slides or other materials.

Student Information

Course Reserve materials are kept at the circulation desk in the Library.

  • To look up Course Reserves, use the small, blue “Course Reserves” link at the top of the page in the library catalog.
  • You can search by course name, course number, or instructor's last name.
  • Up to three items may checked out at a time. 

Course Reserves Circulation Policies

  • 2-Hour -- Materials must be used in the library for 2 hours. 
  • Overnight -- Due back by the end of business hours the next day. 
  • 3-Day -- Due back by the end of business hours on the third day. 
If you have any questions about course reserves, please ask the staff member at the circulation desk, email us, or call us at 206.726.5145.

Faculty Information

The main contact for Course Reserve questions is Nick Triggs, Circulation Supervisor, at 206-726-5062. You can place Cornish library materials on Course Reserve at the circulation desk for students to use on a limited basis. This allows many people to share access to a few titles over the course of a semester. If the Library doesn’t have a title you need for a Course Reserve, please contact Nick Triggs with your title request. The Library will prioritize titles needed for Course Reserves as budgets allow.

What to Place on Reserve

Required course materials, i.e. items your entire class will need to access.

Items from the library collection. Also, faculty can bring personal copies. Be forewarned; adhesive labels need to be affixed to everything that goes on Course Reserve. If it's something that you do not want labeled, you can discuss alternative labeling options with us, or request that the Library purchase a copy.

We cannot put materials from other libraries or rental DVDs on Course Reserve.

Circulation Options

  • 2-Hour -- Materials must be used in the library for 2 hours.
  • Overnight -- Due back by the end of business hours the next day.
  • 3-Day -- Due back by the end of business hours on the third day.
Length of Time Materials are Kept on Reserve

Materials are usually placed on reserve for the duration of a semester, but can be added for any length of time. Your Course Reserves will be removed from reserve at semester’s end, unless you have made other arrangements with the Library before the end of the semester.

Want to See What You Already Have on Reserve?

  • To look up Course Reserves, use the small, blue “Course Reserves” link at the top of the page in the library catalog.
  • You can search by course name, course number, or instructor's last name.

How to Place Materials on Reserve

Fill out our online form to place items on Course Reserve.  You can also email Nick Triggs or use the paper forms available at the Circulation Desk. Please allow one to two days for processing, and a little more time at the beginning of the semester. To get a head start, bring your list in before classes start. Please do not tell students the material is ready the same day you bring in your Course Reserves request.

Course Packets, Copying & Copyright

Copying course packets -- If you want students to use course packets, please instruct your students to purchase them from a course-packet service or from a local photocopy shop. We cannot hold one master copy on Course Reserve and then expect each student to copy it on the Library coin-op machine or walk it to the nearest copy shop.

Reserving a master course packet in the Library -- If you want to have a master copy in the Library for students who can’t afford to purchase the packet we can put one on reserve for 2-hour/Library-Use-Only.

Geting copyright permission -- This is required if you want to distribute multiple copies of complete works or compiled readers consisting of articles and large excerpts from books. At this point there is no college wide policy or procedure on obtaining copyright clearance for course packets. See your department chair or coordinator if you have questions about your specific department.

Course Packet Resources

XanEdu (See link to XanEdu CoursePacks.) XanEdu is a professional copyright clearance and course packet production service. They can compile course packets in a variety of flexible formats, including digital files for student download as well as printed copies. Copyright and production fees are included in the final purchase price of the packet and therefore passed on to the students. Faculty can order course packets directly from XanEdu without having to arrange pre-payment through their department office. This process requires about 6 to 8 weeks lead time so plan ahead when compiling course packets.



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