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Course Reserves

Find information and request forms that you need for putting materials on reserve.

Please allow at least three weekdays at the beginning of the quarter. Make sure you contact the Course Reserves Supervisor for current turnaround times before submitting anything marked urgent.

Including as much information as possible is the best way to insure that we can process your materials quickly and efficiently.

  • Submit  at least 2 weeks prior to when the items are needed.
  • Include your name, email and course number on the request form with each group of items that are brought for reserves.
  • Provide a copy of your syllabus indicating in what order the materials will be needed by your students throughout the term.
  • Determine whether or not the library owns the materials you need by checking OSCAR prior to submitting your request.

Books on reserve can have a 4-hour or 24-hour loan period. DVDs have a 4-hour loan period.

Including as much information as possible is the best way to insure that we can process your materials quickly and efficiently.

  • Submit purchase requests at least 2 weeks prior to when the items are needed.
  • Include your name, email and course number on the request form with each group of items that are brought for reserves.
  • Provide a copy of your syllabus indicating in what order the materials will be needed by your students throughout the term.
  • Determine whether or not the library owns the materials you need by checking OSCAR prior to submitting your request.

Personal copies may be donated to be added to the collection and placed on reserve. Alternatively, a copy for the library may be purchased at your request. If the item costs more than $100, please contact your Library Faculty Liaison to submit your purchase request.

No, only items belonging to the University Library can be placed on reserve.

Camino is the preferred medium of distribution for individual reproductions of readings that comply with copyright and fair-use.

DVDs and most items from the Library's Main Stacks, Periodicals and Reference areas may be placed on reserve.

Yes, if a streaming video is available through one of our streaming video services, you can share the link in your Camino site.

Course Reserves staff will:

  • scan documents,
  • secure copyright permission to use readings online,
  • redirect you to further resources for more complicated support questions.

For help with Camino, you should contact an Instructional Technology Resource Specialist.

  1. Include a Scanning Service Request Form (PDF) with your documents.
  2. If you have more than one document, keep them separated with paperclips, not staples.
  3. Provide a full citation including author, title and source for all copyrighted material. Failure to provide such information may result in processing delays.
  4. Prioritize the items in your request, preferably by including a course syllabus at the beginning of the quarter.

The Course Reserves Supervisor can be contacted at libraryreserve@scu.edu, 408-554-5240.

Adding the Permanent URL for the e-book to the Camino coursepage is the preferred way to share an e-book with a class.