Faculty Course Reserves

Course reserves allow authorized UTC users access to supplementary course materials and readings.

Due to the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, the Library has updated course reserve policies and practices to help mitigate any health and safety risks to students and library staff due to the handling of physical materials.

2020-21 Course Reserve Policies and Practices:

  • Faculty are encouraged to utilize electronic materials and upload or link to them within UTC Learn (Canvas) in lieu of placing materials on physical course reserve.
  • Physical course reserve loan period options will include a 1-day, 3-day, or 7-day loan period. The 3-hour in-library only option has been removed at this time.
  • Physical course reserve materials will be quarantined for 24 hours (books)-72 hours (DVDs) upon return before being made available for circulation.
  • Games, kits, and other high-touch and hard to sanitize materials will not be included in physical reserves.
  • Any items not being currently utilized for a course will be removed from Course Reserves.
  • Please allow sufficient time for processing. The library processes reserve materials as they come in. We strive for a 24-hour turnaround time; however, during peak times at the beginning of semesters it may take longer.
  • See the Submission Guidelines for more information on course reserves.

To facilitate this emphasis on electronic materials, faculty members can request electronic versions of books and materials, including the scanning of journal articles or book chapters as permitted under copyright law, or consult with their Library Departmental Liaison for help in considering alternative materials. For questions about the fair use of materials, see our Copyright and Fair Use Information.

Please note that electronic versions of textbooks are often unavailable for licensing by academic libraries. This includes the following publishers: Pearson,Cengage, McGraw Hill, Houghton, Oxford University Press, Elsevier, and Thieme.

Place Items on Reserve