As an instructor, you may provide Course Reserve materials for your students to access via the library (traditional) or online (electronic).
To place materials (books/media, book chapters, journal articles) on Reserve for your Course:
Complete the Reserve Request form: Fill out Instructor and Course information, and specify the materials you want to place on Reserve.
Wait for email confirmation
Once you submit your request, the Reserve Services team will work on it in a timely manner. Please allow one week lead time. You will receive an email when the request has been completed.
Once you have been notified that all reserve materials are available, provide your students with the course password (as you specified on the Reserve Request form) as well as the URL to access Course Reserves (http://coast.library.csulb.edu/screens/reserves.html).
To Add more materials to your Course Reserve, search for your original request and specify the materials you want to place on Reserve. Please wait for another confirmation email before notifying students of the update.
For many of the electronic reserve items you will be using, there are browser requirements that you may need to configure on your computer. Please make sure you have the following:
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* Items will be available 24/7 via your course through the Reserves page.
Yes, materials may be placed on reserve in person by visiting the circulation service desk located on the first floor of the library.
Remember: the beginning of the semester is very busy and delays may occur. Requesting your course and materials four weeks in advance will help avoid delays.
To comply with copyright guidelines for electronic reserves, a course password is REQUIRED to access materials in electronic format.
The course password which you provide to the students enrolled in your course is something you create when you complete your course reserve request.
Yes, 10 items each of Books/Media, Book Chapters, Journal Articles, and Digital Files is the limit per instructor per course.
Copyright permission is required for any copyrighted material NOT owned by the library and used for the same instructor for more than one semester.
The University Library and the University Bookstore work together to obtain required copyright permission for faculty, and the library pays copyright fees (up to a limit).
If you have questions or concerns about reserves, please contact us by: