Print Reserves FAQ

How long does it take to process my request?

Please allow at least three weekdays at the beginning of the quarter. Make sure you contact the Course Reserves Supervisor for current turnaround times before submitting anything marked urgent.

How long can items on reserve be checked out?

Books on reserve can have a 4-hour or 24-hour loan period.

What can I do to make it easier for my materials to be processed quickly?

Including as much information as possible is the best way to insure that we can process your materials quickly and efficiently.

  • Include your name, email and course number on the request form with each group of items.
  • Include a copy of your syllabus indicating in what order the materials will be needed by your students throughout the term.
  • Determine whether or not the library owns the materials you need by checking OSCAR prior to submitting your request.
What type of materials may be placed on reserve?

Most items from the Library's Main Stacks, Media, Periodicals and Reference areas may be placed on reserve.

Can individual reproductions of readings be place on reserve?

Camino is the preferred medium of distribution for individual reproductions of readings.

Can books from other libraries go on reserve?

No, only items belonging to the University Library can be placed on reserve.

What do I do if the library doesn't own the book I want on reserve?

Personal copies may be donated to be added to the collection and placed on reserve. Alternatively, a copy for the library may be purchased at your request.

What is the best way to contact the Course Reserves Supervisor?

The Course Reserves Supervisor can be contacted at libraryreserve@scu.edu, 408-554-5240.