High demand books, CDs, videos (and even rocks and skeletons) are placed on Reserve behind the Circulation Desk for students to check for a limited period of time (usually 4 hours) for use within the library only. Some items are in such high demand (such as tools for exegetical study) that they are kept on Reserve on a permanent basis. Students are charged for overdue items on Reserve at a rate of 25 cents per hour.
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How Students Access Reserves
Students must go to the Circulation Desk to request items on Reserve in the Darling Library.
Students will be asked to leave their HIU ID card or another form of ID when checking out a Reserve item. Reserve items are not to leave the Library.
Faculty may request items be put on Course Reserves for students in a particular class.
Course Reserves will remain on Reserve for one term. Library materials will then return to the Main or Reference stacks at the end of the term. Faculty personal copies will be returned via interoffice mail.
To put a book from our library's Main or Reference collection on Reserve:
TIP: An easy way to do this is to find the book in our catalog https://libguides.hiu.edu/library/home and click on the Share drop-down menu on the top right-hand side of the item record, select Record Link, copy and email it to [email protected] the link. (Please DO NOT “Email record” from the catalog because it will not include the instructor information.)
Putting Your Own Books on Reserve
If the library does not have a book or an insufficient number of books needed for your class, you may put your own personal copy on Reserve.
To put your own personal books on Reserve:
Send an email to [email protected] with the following information at least 1 week before students need it.
NOTE: The library will affix a barcode sticker to the book and a brief record will be created in the catalog. (Removal of barcode may cause minor damage to cover; we do our best to minimize this!)
The book will be shelved under your name behind the Circulation Desk where your students may request the book for check out. The record will be deleted and the book will be returned to you at the end of the term.
Copyright and Reserves
The Darling Library will accept faculty course reserves that comply with the copyright laws of the United States.
Click on the link below for more information on copyright.