Upon request, the LRC will place physical books on hold at the LRC Circulation Desk. Books placed on hold for course reserves:
The purpose of placing physical books on reserve in the LRC is to limit the amount of time any single student can use that copy of the book. This increases the chance that more students will be able to share the same copy of the book.
Contact the LRC. Submit a ticket using the Ask LRC Staff button under Contact the LRC, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We need:
For books already owned by the LRC -- or books you own which are are willing to put on reserve in the LRC for the duration of the course -- we recommend contacting the LRC at least one week before the start date of the course.
For books the LRC does not own, we will try to purchase a copy to add to the LRC collection -- and then place it on reserve. In this case, we recommend contacting the LRC at least two months before the start date of the course.
A student who wishes to use a book that is on physical course reserve must come to the LRC and speak with LRC staff at the Circulation Desk. LRC staff will issue a "same day checkout" for the book. The student will be able to use the book for the rest of that same day, but must return the book to the LRC Circulation Desk by closing time.
Only books that are part of the LRC collection (i.e. owned by the LRC) or books that are owned by a USU faculty member or department can be placed on physical course reserves.
No. Entire physical books borrowed via interlibrary loan (ILL) are intended for the use of the sole borrowing patron.
However, up to one chapter or 10% of the contents of the book may be scanned and put on Electronic Course Reserve.
Physical books owned by the LRC are taken from their regular section (e.g. General books) and temporarily reassigned to a "Course Reserve" status. As with all other books in the LRC collection, these items will still be findable in PowERsearch, and they will be labeled as course reserve items accordingly.
Physical books owned by a faculty member -- and temporarily given to the LRC for the duration of the course -- will have a barcode sticker (non-removable) affixed to the inside of the book. A book strap (removable) will be affixed to the outside of the book to identify it as a course reserve item.
All books on physical course reserve -- owned by the LRC and owned by faculty -- will be stored on a hold shelf at the LRC Circulation Desk by the LRC entrance (USU Bldg D).
At the conclusion of the course, books owned by the LRC will be moved back to their regular section in the LRC collections. Books owned by a faculty member will be returned to the faculty member. (The book strap will be removed, but the barcode sticker cannot be removed.)