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Reserve Collection - Information and Policy
What is a Reserve Collection?

The Reserve Collection exists to ensure access to high demand materials for student use.  The heavy use of items in this collection is accommodated through very short loan periods and, sometimes, the requirement that materials be used in the library. Each of the university's seven campus libraries maintains a reserve collection.

 
Information for Students
  • Find Course Reserve Lists for your classes
  • See the U of S Fair Dealing Guidelines Section I for Copyright information. 
  • There is a limit of 5 items per borrower because of high demand
  • There are a variety of reserve loan periods.  Please contact your branch library for details
  • Renewals and recalls are not permitted on items in the Reserve Collection
  • Due to heavy use and high demand for Reserve materials, borrowers who fail to return Reserve items on time are fined at the rate of $1.00 per hour to a maximum of $50.00 per item. Reserve items must be returned to the library from which they were borrowed.  Note:  If students fail to pay their fines, their marks and transcripts will be withheld and they will be prevented from registering in future courses until the fines are satisfied
 
Information for Instructors
Submitting Reserves Lists for a Class

For submission forms, or to contact a Reserve Supervisor about your list, please contact your branch library: 

 

Types of Materials Accepted for Reserve Collection

The reserve collection consists of original materials such as books and journals, DVDs, CDs, maps, etc. from the University Library's collections and original works authored by faculty including lab manuals and course notes. Print copies of book chapters or journal articles may be placed on reserve subject to Fair Dealing Guidelines. Electronic resources appear in reserve collections as persistent links, but not electronic copies.

Paper Copies of Journal Articles or Book Chapters

Guidelines on the number of copies, the percentage of readings and more can be found in the U of S Fair Dealing Guidelines.

At the end of each term, statistics on the use of Reserve materials, by course, are sent to the instructor.  Branch libraries have different usage criteria for removing low use items from Reserve for the next term.

Links to Electronic Resources

Links to electronic resources may appear in the University Library's courses pages, PAWS courses pages, or on Blackboard, if the licence allows.  For help finding licence information, consult the Copyright at the University Library Libguide.  Instruction for making persistent links is found at the Direct/Persistent Linking to Electronic Resources LibGuide.

Fines

There are a variety of reserve loan periods available.  Please contact your branch library for details.

Due to heavy use and high demand for Reserve materials, borrowers who fail to return Reserve items on time are fined at the rate of $1.00 per hour to a maximum of $50.00 per item. Reserve items must be returned to the library from which they were borrowed. Note:  If students fail to pay their fines, their marks and transcripts will be withheld and they will be prevented from registering in future courses until the fines are satisfied. In the case of faculty, borrowing privileges may be suspended.