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Alternative Learning Materials at Muskingum

Information and guidelines on how to integrate open materials in your classes.

About Library Reserves

What are library reserves?

Library reserves are books, DVDs, articles, or other items that are physically housed in the library for the semester. They can be items that the library owns, or items that belong to the instructor. 

Why are library reserves useful? 

Many students struggle to afford textbooks. A book on reserve at the library means that they are able to access the text without financial cost to them. 

Course materials on reserve at the library also makes it possible for students who have ordered a book that has not come in yet, students who are watiing to see if the book will be used, or any other student who has not purchased the book to read required texts early in the semester. 

Students can make copyright-compliant scans of reserved texts for free in the library and email themselves copies.

How long can a student use a reserved item?

When you put an item on reserve, you choose from a variety of check-out times.

  • 2 hour library use only
  • 4 hour library use only
  • 1 day checkout
  • 3 day checkout
  • 7 day checkout
  • 2 hour overnight checkout - checkout 1 hour before library closes and due back next day 1 hour after library opens.
  • 4 hour overnight checkout - checkout 2 hours before library closes and due back next day 2 hours after library opens.

If I place a personal item on reserve, how is it processed and when will I get it back?

Instructor-owned items are barcoded for check-out purposes, and are returned at the end of the semester. 

Placing items on reserve

To place items on reserve, simply fill out the form below (one for each item) and either bring your items to the library or send them to us via campus mail. 

This form can be accessed on the library's homepage by visiting 'For Faculty' and 'Submit Print Reserves'. 

For Faculty  Submit Print Reserves