materials on Reserve
and instructions are sent to faculty 9 weeks before the semester begins.
Reserve list forms in PDF,MS Word and Corel WordPerfect formats are
online for downloading and printing.
print blank forms from the PDF format or download and save to disk
from the MS Word or Corel WordPerfect format. MS Word and Corel WordPerfect
formats are preferred if lists are sent as e-mail attachments. Printed
copies of the blank forms are available from the Reserve Desk on request.
The Library accepts lists in any format meeting the requirements outlined
in the specifications
for reserve lists.
If there is a
course Website, provide the URL for posting on the reserve list and
in UICCAT for your students.
Ample time is
needed to recall items in circulation and to locate journal articles.
Additional time may be required to order and process new or replacement
volumes. Reserve lists are processed in the order received. Even if
the list is not yet complete, submit it. Lists received after the
deadline may not be processed in time for the beginning of the semester.
After the semester has begun, changes and additions to lists are handled
as time permits.
can view available items for their courses from the UICCAT home page.
Click on the "Course Reserve" tab, search by instructor
or course, then click "search" to locate a display of all
available items for a reserve list.
Books/Journals not owned by UIC
Library attempts to purchase new titles for reserve; however, time
and availability are factors. It takes about 8 weeks for new books
to be received and processed. Foreign-published items can take longer.
While titles are on order, available copies are requested from the
UIUC and UIS collections. Instructors' personal copies can be placed
on reserve; these should be clearly marked with the instructor's name
and should be picked up by the owner at the end of the semester. Articles
from journals not held by UIC Library must be borrowed from elsewhere.
Processing time will be greatly reduced if instructors have copies
available for photocopying. Copies will be returned to the instructor.
Guidelines for Journal Articles/Book Chapters
general, the Library will put one copy of a journal article/book chapter
on reserve. Placing multiple copies on reserve is dependent upon the
class enrollment (one copy per 25 students) and whether the copyright
holder grants permission. If permission is NOT granted, only one copy
of an article/book chapter can remain on reserve. Full bibliographic
citations must be on the form returned to the Desk.
with copies of the article/book chapter(s) will be processed
within 72 hours of receipt. Those submitted without copies
will be processed within 1-2 weeks.
Homework solutions, exams, and lecture notes
homework solutions, sample exams, and lecture notes for the entire
semester can be submitted ahead of time. They will be made available
to the students on the dates specified. After the 14th week, no additions
will be accepted for the current semester because of the heavy volume
of desk activity. Therefore, materials for the 15th week must be submitted
no later than Friday of the 14th week. (Summer session materials for
the 8th week must be submitted no later than Friday of the 7th week).
placed on reserve are removed at the end of each semester and returned
to the stacks. If a course is taught in consecutive semesters of the
academic year, to hold titles for the next semester, telephone (312)
996-2719, or e-mail.
Several loan periods are available for the material placed on reserve:
in the library only; do not circulate outside the building
during the day; after 3 p.m.; may be charged out until 10:00
may be checked out any time library is open; due before closing
the following day
hour after checkout
hour after checkout
Due on the
7th day after checkout
Library will try to obtain additional copies for multiple requests
for the same title. Loan periods may be shortened until the additional
Reserve Desk Staff
is available to answer questions. Call (312) 996-2719, come to the
desk on the first floor of the Daley Library, or send an e-mail.