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COVID-19, Course Reserves and Spring 2021

Due to the current COVID-19 risks of sharing physical items, adjustments have been made to library course reserves.
 

We will resume course reserves for spring. Due to COVID restrictions, we encourage you to make use of online versions or alternatives as much as possible to replace physical reserve materials, since availability will be limited due to the need for quarantine periods between users. Please contact Library Express at express.library@eku.edu if you need help investigating whether an online version is available for a reserve item. Please use the reserves request form to begin the process of placing a physical item on reserve.
 

The following guidelines apply:
 

  • All course reserves will now have a three-day loan period.
  • Students should use the library search and the request it button to check out reserve items. Students may not go to the library help desk to request and/or check-out a library reserve item.
  • Students will be notified via email when their reserve item is available.
  • Once available, the reserve item will be accessible on a shelf in the library lobby.
  • Personal copies, high use materials, and other at-risk materials will be accessible on a separate shelf in the library lobby for in-library use only. These materials must stay in the library building for use and will be quarantined for seven days between patrons.
  • There will be a three day quarantine period between checkouts for all reserve items.
     

If you have any questions, please reach out to your library liaison or contact Library Express directly at express.library@eku.edu

Last updated 1/21/2021

Course Reserves Information for Students

Q. What are Course Reserves?
A. Course Reserves, or reserve readings, are books, journal articles, DVDs, or other items that your instructor places on hold for you at EKU Libraries and support the instructional requirements of your specific course(s). 

Q. How do I check out an item on reserve?
A. Items can be checked out from the library using your EKU ID or current photo ID.

Q. How long can I have an item that is on reserve?
A. Books, videos and other physical items are placed on reserve for short periods of time, from two hours to a few days.  Some materials must be used only in the library.

Course Reserves Information for Faculty

Reserve Request Form

Q. What are Course Reserves?
A. Course Reserves, or reserve readings, are books, journal articles, DVDs, or other items that instructors place on hold for students at EKU Libraries and support the instructional requirements of your specific course(s). 

Q. How do I place an item on reserve?
A. Please complete the Reserves Request form to begin the process.  Read more about placing items on reserve.

Q. How do my students check out reserves?
A. Books, videos and other physical items are checked out from the library with an EKU ID or current photo ID.  Online reserves are accessed via the Blackboard course page for your class.

Q. What is the checkout period for reserve items?
A. Physical items on reserve in one of the EKU Libraries may be checked out for two hours, two days, or seven days.  Two hour items can be limited to in-library use only.  This limit is determined by you, the instructor.  EKU Libraries reserves the right to adjust loan periods for library-owned materials placed on reserve.

Q. Can I place my textbook on reserve?
A. If needed, you can place textbooks within the collection for a short period of time. Textbook reserves should not be placed in lieu of student purchases.

Q. Is this legal?
A. EKU Libraries adheres to the Copyright Law of the United States and the fair use guidelines when placing materials within the Course Reserve Collection. 

Q. Where can I get more information about copyright?
A. Please visit our Copyright Research Guide.  For more information contact Linda.Sizemore@eku.edu or call (859) 622-2068.

Q. Where can I get more information about reserves?
A. Please email Cherrelle Harris at cherrelle.harris@eku.edu or call (859) 622-1790.

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