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Course Reserves is a library service offered to instructors to ensure materials they want students to read are available.

How to Place Materials on Course Reserve

Faculty members may either add personal/departmental materials or materials from the library's collection to their course reading lists.
  • Use the Course Reserves Request Form 1 for personal materials. (This form is also available to fill out in person at the Circulation Desk.)
  • Use the Course Reserves Request Form 2 for library-owned materials
  • Materials may be dropped off at the Circulation Desk or sent through campus mail.

    If you know the library does not own a title, check your department's internal procedures to see if approval by your department chair or Library Liaison is required for a purchase request.

      Please note: The library does NOT purchase textbooks. However, personal or department-owned textbooks can be placed on course reserve. The library assumes no responsibility for theft or mutilation of personal copies on reserve.
      **Materials for reserve CANNOT be obtained via Interlibrary Loan.**

      Additional Information

      • Requests are processed on a first-come, first-served basis. Please submit reading lists 2-3 weeks before the beginning of each semester. Later requests may take additional days to process.
      • Library-owned materials may be checked out at the time of request. These will be recalled and you will be notified when the material is placed on reserve.
      • When a reading list expires (usually at the end of a semster), materials will be returned. You may pick up any personal copies earlier or request library-owned items to come off reserve and be re-shelved in the general collection.
      Contact Info:
      If you have any questions, please contact the Denton Circulation Department:
      Phone: 940-898-3719
      Email:circ@twu.edu

      page last updated 12/9/2014 5:04 PM