Course reserve books being discontinued after this year?

  • The shorter answer is no -- questions like these can be answered at any library service desk.
  • There is no planned change to offering course reserve books (library-owned materials that we relocate and change the loan period to 3 hours).
  • There is no planned change to offering course support shelves (faculty-owned books that we provide a shelf for in-library use only). These may include textbooks, which the library does not collect. Faculty choose to put their own copies on the shelves so the students do not have to purchase their own. They are the most frequently stolen materials in the library, and faculty have to decide whether they want to purchase another copy. (Students are expected to purchase their own textbooks, financial aid packages include this cost to the student in their financial aid package.)