Course Reserves Policy

This page offers information and assistance for faculty. Students, please see our Student Borrowing Policies.

Faculty may request items be placed on reserve for students in their class to use. Reserve materials are available for checkout at the Front Desk. To request materials, students will need to know the professor’s name, course, and the item they would like. 

We do not purchase textbooks for reserves.

Completing and Submitting Reserve Requests

Please complete the Reserve Request Form for EACH item (hard copies are available at the Circulation Desk). Be sure to:

  • Include the call number of the books and DVDs you want (Use Saints Search to see if we have the materials)
  • Fill out a Purchase Request Form for items you would like the Library to buy.
  • Submit the completed Reserve form via email to or give a hard copy to a Librarian.
  • Drop off any personal or non-library items you want on reserve.


Library staff process reserve requests as soon as possible (usually within 24 hours), but may not be able to do so quickly during peak times, such as the beginning of each semester, during midterms, and during finals.

Removing Reserve Materials

For Library materials, please email the Library at You may pick up personal and departmental items at the front desk. 

Copyright Restrictions

The Corette Library adheres to copyright guidelines. While we are not able to offer legal advice, the Library staff are able to offer guidance and suggestions for complying with copyright, and can help purchase copyright clearance to create photocopies.

As a general rule, we can place a single photocopy of a small section of a book on reserve for one semester. After that, we need to either purchase the book or seek copyright clearance to create photocopies of the item. In some cases, it is less expensive for us to purchase the book than seek clearance for photocopies. We usually prefer the more economic option. 

You will be contacted as soon as a violation is noticed. We will work with you to resolve this issue, which may include purchasing rights to an article, buying the book a chapter is from, etc. 

Other Policies and Information

Retrieval of Personal and Non-Library Items

Corette Library does not have the facilities to catalog, store, and keep track of personal or department-owned items. Personal and department-owned reserve items must be picked up at the end of every semester.

Copy Services

The Corette Library and Simperman Learning Commons do not have an in-house copy service. Instructors may make their own photocopies using the library copier or use campus Copy & Print Services at the Bookstore in the Campus Center (CUBE).

Non-Library Materials

To keep track of reserve items, it is necessary for us to attach stickers to your items. We choose stickers that are designed to be removable with little residue left over.

The Corette Library is not responsible if students damage your personal or department-owned items. This includes writing in them.

Course Reserves Contacts

The library staff processes all course reserves. To submit course reserve forms, request rush processing, or ask questions regarding course reserves, please contact the library staff at or 406-447-4340.

Updated 11/2021