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New Faculty Orientation Guide: Course Reserves

An overview of Priddy Library services.

What is Course Reserves?

 

Course reserves provide students access to books and other materials faculty select for their courses.  Reserves include physical items held at the library and electronic documents (e-reserves) accessible online.  E-reserves include articles, book chapters, video clips, and more. 

Faculty are encouraged to place needed physical course materials on reserve.  Course reserves are available in the first row of shelves (across from the Library Services Desk), organized alphabetically by course number. All course reserves are considered open access: there is no checkout required but materials are for in-library use only.

When to Submit Course Reserves Request?

We make all attempts to process course reserves requests promptly.  However, the heavy demand at the beginning of the semester and the availability of materials may delay the processing of your request.  As a result, we recommend submitting course reserves requests at least two weeks prior to the date students will need them. 

Submit requests as early as possible to ensure that materials needed for courses are available to students on time. 

Common reasons for delays are the need to order materials not owned, which can take months, and retrieving materials that are already on loan to patrons.

You are encouraged to provide a copy of your course syllabi to the library.

Questions? Contact Us

If you have any questions about course reserves, feel free to email us at shadylib@umd.edu.

Andrew Yager,  301-738-6223

Emily Spangler,  301-738-6226

 

How to Submit Course Reserves Request for Books

 

To submit requests for books or other hard copy materials to be placed on course reserves, please follow the directions on the Faculty Course Reserves page.

How to Submit E-Reserves Requests

To submit a request for E-Reserves, faculty will need to contact their home institution library's course reserves staff.  Please visit your respective institutions E-Reserves page below to submit your requests:

 

E-reserves staff contact information for USG partner institutions is available below:

Institution

Phone

Email

BSU, Thurgood Marshall Library

301-860-3870

bfreeland@bowiestate.edu

SU, Blackwell Library

410-543-6130

eres@salisbury.edu

TU, Albert S. Cook Library

410-704-2456

 

ccasamassima@towson.edu

UB, Langsdale Library

410-837-4260

bchetelat@ubalt.edu

UMB, Health Sciences & Human Services Library

410-706-7995​

eres@hshslumaryland.edu

UMBC, Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery

410-455-6871

 

reserves-group@umbc.edu

UMCP, UMCP Univerisity Libraries

301-314-5678

 

lib-askreserves@umd.edu

UMES, Frederick Douglas Library

410-651-6270

 

jdbree@umes.edu

UMUC, UMUC Library

240-684-2047

ereserves@umuc.edu