Please complete the Reserve form available at the Reserve Desk or use the web form. If books are requested for reserve, Reserve staff will be happy to pull the books from our stacks. If it is a book owned by another Vanderbilt Library, we will get it sent to the Reserve Room. Any books requested for reserve that are not owned by the Library will be ordered with the exception of textbooks. If you do not want to make other readings available electronically, the Reserve Room will be happy to accept the photocopied materials provided and place them on print reserves.
In the case of a journal article from a periodical volume that is not held at Central, a photocopy will have to be supplied. If it is a journal article for a journal that we do own, we will be glad to put the periodical on reserve if you do not wish to provide a photocopy of the article.
Materials such as old tests, homework solutions, book chapters, and journal articles should be supplied in manila folders. If material is over 1" thick, please supply a three-ring binder for the materials.
The recommended guideline is one (1) copy on reserve for every 10 students in the class. There are several length of circulation options that you can specify for the material that you place on reserve: restricted (building use only), 1 hour, 2 hours, 3 hours, 4 hours, overnight, 1 day, 3 days, and 1 week. Current lists of the available print reserves may be searched by instructor name, course name or course number in Acorn. The Reserve Room also maintains a paper list of materials on print reserve.
Whether using print or electronic reserves, new lists must be submitted
each semester. In the case of electronic reserves, copyright permissions
are granted for one semester at a time only. Reserve lists and materials
from previous semesters cannot be stored in the Reserve Room. Personal
copies of books or articles placed on reserve for a semester need to
be picked up by the last day of exams if possible.
If you have any
questions about placing materials on Reserve, please call Will Stringfellow at 343-3683 or 322-2838 or email him at: will.stringfellow(at)vanderbilt.edu.