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FAQ's for Course Reserves
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  1. Where are reserve materials kept?
  2. Can I reserve items other than books for my students?
  3. How can I put materials on Reserve?
  4. Can I put a book from another library on reserve for my students?
  5. How do I know which books are on reserve?
  6. How long can I keep a reserve item after Iíve checked it out?
  7. Can I take a reserve item out of the Library after I check it out?

  1. Where are reserve materials kept?
  2. Reserve books and materials are kept at the Circulation Desk where they may be checked-out.

  3. Can I reserve items other than books for my students?
  4. We currently check-out bones, skulls, skeletons, laptops, dry erase markers, portable heaters, lamps, slide projectors, headphones, cds, and videos.

  5. How can I put materials on Reserve?
  6. Complete a Reserve Request Form either online or in person at the HSC Library and submit to Annie Ruzicka or Trish Svendsen for both Library owned and personal copies.

  7. Can I put a book from another library on reserve for my students?
  8. No. We cannot add books or items owned by other libraries to our reserve collection. If the Medical Center Library does not own a book you would like to put on reserve for your class, contact your liaison librarian to put in a request for the library to buy a copy.

  9. How do I know which books are on reserve?
  10. All items and books placed on reserve are listed in our card catalog under the course reserves tab. You can search by the course name, instructorís name, or by using a title search in the catalog.

  11. How long can I keep a reserve item after Iíve checked it out?
  12. Most reserve items have a 4 hour loan period.

  13. Can I take a reserve item out of the Library after I check it out?
  14. No. Items on reserve are to remain in the library at all times.


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