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Last Updated: Nov 21, 2014 URL: Print Guide
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Putting an Item on Reserve

1. Fill out the Reserve Request form below. 
2. Bring the completed form and the textbook(s) and/or course materials to your campus Library's circulation counter.

Contact Us!

For information about Course Reserves, please contact: 
Ammerman Campus
Jodi Moran at or 631-451-4800
Eastern Campus
Cheryl Stoothoff at or 631-548-2536
Grant Campus
Debbie Skolom at or 631-851-6740

Reserve Updates/Removals

Faculty are welcome to check on their reserves at any time to see if anything should be updated or removed.
If you'd like a reserve removed or replaced, please notify the circulation staff (see contacts above) that you would like an item updated or will be reclaiming an item.

Borrowing Your Own Material

If you'd like to temporarily take back one of your reserves, you must check out the item with your Faculty I.D.  This allows us to keep track of the item and know where it is located at all times.


Picture of the various Library reserves

  • Are course texbooks automatically placed on reserve?
    NO! Instructors must place course materials including textbooks on reserve.
  • What can I put on reserve?
    Anything can be put on reserve including textbooks, lab manuals, non-fiction and fiction books, media items, old tests, skeletons (I'm not kidding), etc.
  • I am an adjunct. Can I place items on reserve?
    Yes! You will use the same form listed above.
  • How long can I keep an item on reserve?
    Items can be kept on reserve for as short or as long as you'd like. There is no limit. Library staff will periodically contact faculty to make sure they'd like their items still kept on reserve.
  • How long can my students borrow a reserve item?
    Usually, reserve items will be checked out to a student for 2 hours at a time and only for library use.

    On the reserve form you can request that items be loaned for longer periods.
  • What information should I give my students?
    If you are putting items on reserve, please give your students the bibliographic information of each item including the publication dates and editions.

    Many times we have different editions of the same textbook reserved for different courses.
  • Are there deadlines to place items on reserve?
    No, you can put items on reserve at any time during the semester. Likewise, items can be removed from reserve at any time.
  • Are students fined if they return a reserve item late or remove it from the library?
    Yes, since reserve items are in such high-demand and typically are expensive textbooks, students are charged $10 an hour (with a maximum fine of $200 per course reserve item) for any items returned late or removed from the library.

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