Reserves

Notify College Library of Reserve Request

Textbooks (required or recommended):

Use Faculty Center under the Teaching Tab at http://my.wisc.edu


Other Material for the Physical Collection:

Submit our collection request form


Online Material:

Submit our electronic reserves request form


For more information about using course reserves, follow links at left.

Use Faculty Center to notify us of Textbooks for Reserves

Get to Faculty Center under the Teaching Tab at http://my.wisc.edu

To have materials placed in our reserve collection, indicate your "Request for Reserve" when you add your textbook and materials information into the Faculty Center. Instructions for textbook entry using Faculty Center.

If you have problems, your departmental curricular and enrollment representatives have access to the Textbook Update page for your classes. You can also contact Enrollment Services at textbook@em.wisc.edu or 608-262-0920.

Add Course Materials to the Physical Collection

To have materials added to the reserves collection please complete the:

Online Reserves Request Form

College Library will place books, readers, and media items in a special course reserves collection. Items in this collection have restricted circulation periods and are intended to be available for students as an alternative to purchasing materials for a course.

If you provide us your list of course materials using the online form, we can arrange to borrow or purchase most titles.

College Library accepts reserve requests at any time and processes them in the order received. Processing delays may be expected at the beginning of the semester. Please request reserve materials as early as possible before they will be needed by the class.

Course Packets & Personal Copies

You may provide us with copies of course packets which we will bind and add to our physical collection. Course packets available for purchase at any local copy center cannot be scanned for electronic reserves. Although every effort is made to provide security for all materials, the library cannot be responsible for the theft or mutilation of your personal copies.

You may also provide us with personal copies of items you're willing to circulate to students. Personal copies will be marked with College Library collection labels and, although every effort is made to provide security for all materials, the library cannot be responsible for the theft or mutilation of your personal copies.

To have course packets or personal copies added to the Reserve Collection, drop them off or send them to the Reserves Acquisitions Office, 1191A College Library with this cover sheet.

Place Course Materials Online

Instructors may choose to use one of the course management programs to make readings available to students, use the library electronic reserves service, or some combination of these. For more information about these options, see the general library reserves information page.

To have materials added to electronic reserves please complete the:

Online Electronic Reserves Request Form

College Library provides an electronic reserves service which links students to online course materials such as syllabi, book chapters, articles, or audio clips. With complete citation information, we can link to material already available online through the library subscriptions or on the free web. You can also provide us with electronic files or photocopies of documents which we will evaluate for fair use and make available online.

Electronic Reserves will be automatically displayed in your Learn@UW page once we have set them up.

If you do not have a home page for your course but would like one, contact the Division of Information Technology (DoIT).

Materials are processed in the order in which they are received and as quickly as possible. Processing delays may occur at the beginning of the semester.

Please send comments and questions to: reserves@library.wisc.edu