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AUM Library Course Reserves: Traditional Reserves

This guide is to help faculty and staff navigate the standard AUM Library procedures in requesting e-reserves or traditional reserves

What are Traditional Reserves

Reserve materials, in general, are supplemental items related to assigned coursework. Traditional materials are tangible materials which are housed at the Circulation desk on the AUM Library's first floor. These are items either held by the AUM Library or supplied by the faculty member making the reservation. 

These include but are not limited to: 

  • Books, book chapters, or articles that students need for required reading  
  • Textbooks - PLEASE NOTE: The AUM Library does not purchase textbooks so these will have to be provided by the faculty member 
  • DVDs or other viewing material

Interlibrary loan items and non-circulating material cannot be placed on reserve. Most reserve items are for limited library-use only but faculty members can determine where and how long students can check out the item when they make their reservation. Reserve staff will remove all materials from reserve after the class has ended or at the end of the term. 

If you have any general questions about traditional reserves, please contact Karen Williams at 244-3445 

How to Submit A Traditional Reserves Request

To request a traditional reserve, please use either our online Reserve Request form or use the PDF form attached below

Requests will be processed in the order they are received. Allow at least two weeks for processing traditional reserve request; longer if it is during high volume periods (first two weeks before and after the start of the semester). If copyright permission is required, more time may be needed.