Faculty and instructors may use the On-Site Reserves Form in Microsoft Word to place physical copies of books and selected readings on on-site reserve. (When opening the On-Site Reserves Form from a Morris Library computer, please use the computing site in the Student Multimedia Design Center. Only the computers in the Student Multimedia Design Center computing site have Microsoft Word.) Lists submitted using this form may include library books, VHS tapes, DVDs and/or personal copies of material. Library books will be retrieved by library staff. (Please note that books obtained through Interlibrary Loan cannot be placed on Reserve.) All personal copy material must be brought to the Morris Library Circulation and Reserve Desk before processing can begin.
Please fill in all required fields. Using the "tab" key will move the cursor from one field to the next. A blank form can be obtained by downloading and printing out the form without completing any fields.
Reserve forms should be typed and double-spaced between items for ease of use. On-Site Reserves forms are also available at the Circulation and Reserve Desk in the Morris Library, through academic department offices, or by calling the Circulation and Reserve Office at (302) 831-2455. A reserve item will be made available to students exactly as it is submitted by the faculty member. Complete author and title information is necessary to assist students in identifying material needed for class assignments.
Enter the complete call number in the left most column of the form. Consult DELCAT for the correct call number. (For example: HE8689.8 H43 1976.) Enter all appropriate bibliographic information in the middle column (For example: Head, Sydney. BROADCASTING IN AMERICA. 3rd ed., 1976)
Please leave the left most column marked "call number" blank. The library will place an accession number in this space. In the middle column, please enter the author and title of the book. The title should not exceed two lines.
Please leave the left most column marked "call number" blank. The library will place an accession number in this space. In the middle column, please enter author and title for a photocopied article or video cassette or a generic title for a collection of materials to be put in one folder to assist students in identifying the item. The description should not exceed two lines. Only one copy of each videocassette and no more than 10 copies of each personal copy title may be placed on reserve. Video rentals cannot be placed on Reserve, only personal copies or videos provided by IT-University Media Services.
When all material has been listed on the On-Site Reserves Form, print it out and bring it to the Morris Library Circulation and Reserve Desk along with any personal copy material to be placed on reserve. If you have only library books to be placed on reserve, you may fax the form to the Circulation and Reserve Office at (302) 831-4153. At this time, Course Reserve staff cannot accept On-Site Reserves Forms via email.
Faculty and instructors who wish to place course materials on reserve in one of the four University of Delaware Branch Libraries can view guidelines at: http://www2.lib.udel.edu/branches/brchresv.htm
Please be certain to include the following information essential to placing items on reserve:
Faculty and instructors who are placing only library books on reserve may send the Morris Library Course Reserve staff a basket of books via DELCAT.
When you have selected all of the books that are needed for your course reserve list, click on "My Basket" in the upper right corner of the DELCAT banner at the top of the page. You can review and revise your basket of books in this view, or resume searching to add new books to the basket.
To e-mail this basket of books for processing:
Up to three titles may be added to an existing Reserve list by using an "Add form." "Add" forms are available at the Circulation and Reserve Desk or by calling (302) 831-2455. More than three additions will require a new "Reserve Reading List" form. Reading list forms are available at the bottom of this page, at the Circulation and Reserve Desk, or by calling (302) 831-2455.
Reserve Forms are processed in order of receipt. Typically five working days is necessary for processing material. Please verify that a Reserve Form has been received and the processing completed before assigning readings. Inquiries can be made by calling the Course Reserve staff at (302) 831-2455.
If a requested item is not available for course reserve use because it is missing from the shelf, a replacement copy will be ordered after a search has been conducted. Items which are charged to a library borrower at the time a request is submitted to place them on course reserves are recalled immediately.
Library materials will be removed from reserve by library staff at the end of the designated semester. Personal copies of monographs, photocopied articles and other personal copies will be returned to the instructor in care of the Department at the end of the designated semester.
The Circulation and Reserve Office cannot accept responsibility for replacing lost personal copies. Instructors will be notified when a personal copy is 15 days overdue.
When opening the On-Site Reserves Form or the Electronic Reserves Form from a Morris Library computer, please use the computing site in the Student Multimedia Design Center. Only the computers in the Student Multimedia Design Center computing site have Microsoft Word.