Put Something on Reserve
The Reserves Department handles reserve requests. We place books and films on print reserve; we can assist with preparing digital content for use in Blackboard.
Please submit your reserves requests as soon as you're able! Materials submitted three weeks prior to the start of a semester will be ready for students to use by the first day of class. Materials submitted during the first week of a semester may take up to a week to be processed. Books that need to be ordered will take 2-4 weeks to arrive and be processed.
Library Drop-Off Locations
- Circulation Desk, 2nd floor, during regular hours.
- Reserves Office, 4th floor, 8AM-4PM.
Consultation & Questions
- 8AM - 4PM, Monday through Friday.
Print Reserve Guidelines (for books and films)
- Any book or DVD in the Library Catalog can be placed on reserves.
- You can request that we purchase required books and films for your course.
- You may temporarily loan personal copies, or donate them, for reserves use.
- Most books and films placed on reserve circulate for 3 hours and can be taken outside the building.
- Faculty may also choose a one-day loan, a two-day loan, or a one-week loan period.
Note: Due to budgetary concerns, purchase requests are being approved on a case by case basis. If you can provide a personal copy or desk copy for reserves, it would be greatly appreciated!
E-Resources and Digitization Guidelines (for articles and book chapters)
- Online form: Submit a Digitization Request.
Healey Library can provide high quality, ADA compliant chapter scans in support of your course. If your requested content is available electronically, persistent links will be provided.
- Please allow 1 week for scanning services at the start of a new semester
- All requests must include complete bibliographic information
- Scans will be emailed to you as PDFs
- Articles will be emailed to you as PDFs or persistent links
- Streaming video access will be provided as persistent links
- All content provided to students must be ADA compliant
- Healey Library can provide course content but does not have Blackboard admin privileges
In compliance with fair use guidelines, the following restrictions apply. You may request:
- A copy of only one article from any one journal, one periodical, or one newspaper issue (e.g. New York Times, 6/2/1953).
- A copy of only one chapter or not more than 10% from any book or other monograph (conference proceedings; miscellaneous report, unpublished paper etc.).
- A copy of only one poem, short story, or essay from a single volume whether or not from a collected work.
- A copy of only one drawing, cartoon or picture from a book, one journal, one periodical, one journal, or one newspaper issue.
For more in-depth information, see our copyright policy.
Processing HoursMonday–Friday: 8 a.m.–4 p.m.
- Items on reserve are available at the Circulation Desk during regular library hours.