Reserve service guidelines

Reserve services guidelines

Reserve Services is designed to provide ready access to items that are required ASU course readings.

To place materials on reserve, please use the online form. Paper forms are also available at any of the ASU Library Information & Check Out Desks.

Materials eligible for reserve

Materials not eligible for reserve

  • Current or bound library owned journals
  • Reference*  and Special Collections materials
  • Interlibrary Loan materials
  • Duplicated copies of video recordings
  • Class lecture recordings

Restrict list to required readings only, including items that need to be recalled or ordered. Faculty submitting lengthy lists may be asked to re-evaluate the need for each item. If a specific item is requested for Reserve in two libraries, it will be placed in the library which received the earliest request.

All materials will be removed from Reserve at the end of the semester/course session, unless Reserve staff has been notified of a continuing need. Instructor owned materials that are not picked up at the end of the semester/course session will be placed in Lost and Found or donated to the Library. All materials must be removed from Reserve if an instructor is off campus due to sabbaticals, leaves of absences, etc.

All materials are processed in the order received and must be processed onto reserve before they become available for checkout. Check online to verify that your course list has been processed. To avoid delays, please submit course reserve materials three weeks prior to the start of the semester/course session.

*Some exceptions may apply. Contact Reserve staff with questions.

Library-owned materials

Reserve Staff will:

  • Retrieve materials from the Library stacks
  • Request materials from other ASU libraries
  • Recall checked out materials
  • Order materials not owned by the Library

Streaming video reserve guidelines for online courses

Streaming Video is a part of the ASU Library Reserve Service. It is intended for use by instructors utilizing the Course Reserve service in support of their curriculum. Guidelines for streaming video

Instructor-owned materials

The Library is not responsible for damage or loss of personal books, media, etc. while they are on Reserve.

Processing will include:

  • Clear tape on face and/or spine of book
  • Call number label
  • Barcode label
  • Reserve loan period tape

Electronic reserve materials

Electronic Reserve materials submission requirements:

Circumstances that may affect availability