Course Reserves strives to encourage student success by acquiring and making accessible instructional materials and scholarly resources that support the University’s curriculum.
Personal copies of textbooks and other monographs, homework/solutions, book chapters/journal articles, music scores, videos, DVDs, and CDs. You can also place any item from the UAA/APU Consortium Library's collection on Reserve.
Reserve items can go out on one of the following loan periods: 2-hour, 4-hour, 1-day, 2-day, or 3-day. If you choose the 2- or 4-hour loan period, you can also choose for items to remain in the library.
Please use our online Course Reserves Request form. You can send materials to be added to Course Reserves using Campus Mail. You can also submit your requests in person at the Main Circulation Desk.
The library accepts personal copies of books and other materials for reserves. Faculty are cautioned to make this decision with care as items may be lost or damaged by borrowers. Identifying stickers will be used on the spine/front of the book in order to label it for library lending. Items will be returned through campus mail at the end of each academic year.
What about copyright law?
The Consortium Library Reserves service is in compliance with UA Copyright Guidelines for Fair Use guidelines. Any materials submitted that are not in compliance will not be placed on reserve and will be returned to the instructor. For further information, please see the Copyright LibGuide.
With education costs on the rise, considering textbook affordability is an opportunity for us to support our students. For some ideas on how to make textbooks affordable for your students, please visit the library's Open Educational Resources page and Textbooks page.
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