Reserve Policies for Faculty
What information is required for reserves?
- Semester - Course Number (includes section) - Professor's Full Name - Phone
- Call Number - Author & Title
- Additional information (include all additions to, or deletions from, previous reserve lists, edition changes, etc.)
How do I place books on reserve?
Please provide us with a complete citation of the book. Supplemental books not held at the library may be ordered. Access Services can only order one copy of a book. A second copy may be ordered against your department's regular library allocation. "Rush Reserves" must be placed on the order cards. Please allow 8 to 10 weeks for delivery.
How do I place hard copy of articles on reserve?
Please provide us with 2 clear printed copies of the article.
- Single-sided, 8 ½" X 11" paper only
- Provide Full Citation
How do I make articles available electronically?
You can use SOCS "Resources" to make available either a PDF of an article or a persistent link to an article in a TCNJ-subscribed database for class assignments. For assistance identifying persistent links, please consult Reference Services. For assistance using SOCS or digitizing material, including copyright guidelines, please consult Instructional Technology Services.
How do I place media materials on reserve?
- See Music & Media Reserves for forms and instructions.
What can be reserved?
- Books (that will be used in student assignments)
- Articles (limit of 3 copies for each article)
- Recommended or Supplemental Material
What cannot be reserved?
- Books received through Interlibrary Loan.
- Materials reserved from the previous semester.
- Personal copies (photocopies) reserved from the previous semester.
- Entire books cannot be photocopied and placed on reserve or made available electronically.
- The Library will not purchase for reserve books which are on students' required texts list.
How long does it take to process reserves?
- 2-3 days for all materials.
- 8-10 weeks for new books ordered.
What are the categories of reserves?
- 3 Hour Loan (Library use only)
- 2 Day Loan (item leaves library for a full 2 days)
- 7 Day Loan (item leaves library for a full 7 days)
Materials in folders (personal copies) may not leave the library, unless otherwise noted.
What are my responsibilities as a faculty member?
- Personal material that is irreplaceable should not be placed on Reserve.
- If material requires binders, these must be provided by faculty member.
- Confirm material listed on course Syllabus is actually on Reserve.
- Faculty members must replace all material not returned to Access Services.
- Access Services will not be held liable for any lost or stolen material.
***Please note*** Our policy has changed for removing course reserves. Starting Spring Term, 2013, all course reserves (including personal copies) will be removed at the end of each term to be re-shelved back into the general collection or returned to the owner.
Processing to remove items will begin 2-3 weeks after the term ends. A reactivation request must be submitted for any materials needed for class reserve in a subsequent term (a list of materials currently on reserve for your courses will be provided upon request).
Below is a link to our new form, https://tcnj.qualtrics.com//SE/?SID=SV_0U0k5krHN16CUXb
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or Dina Carmy (Access Services) 609-771-2968; email@example.com