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Faculty Services: Submitting Reserve Items

The library develops and provides services to support faculty teaching and research needs.

Reserves Form

Reserves Desk & Office

Reserves Office is located on the Library - 1st floor in HA-112, behind the Circulation Desk.

Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.


Contact us:
(978) 665-3063

Jordanna Lawton, Public Services Associate
(978) 665-3762

Kelly Boudreau, Public Services Manager
(978) 665-3065


Submitting Physical Reserve Items

  1. You may bring the personal, departmental or library items directly to the Circulation Desk or email us a list of library items to pull for you at any time during the semester.
  2. Fill out the Reserves Request Form or include the following information with the items:
    • Your name, department, course name & number, and campus email.
    • Note how long the item is to be on Reserve (Fall Semester only,  Spring and Summer II, permanent, etc.). For photocopied items used for the same course beyond one semester, copyright permission is required unless the item is in the public domain. Please see the Access Services Librarian or Circulation Assistant if you have any questions.
    • Note whether you want the Reserve item(s) to be for In-Library-Use Only or if you want your students to ce able to take it out of the library for 1 day or 1 week. (Note: You can also place an item on both Ares and physical Reserves.)
  3. All items, including personal and departmental copies will be processed in the library catalog so that students can search for it in the catalog, see when it is available or due back, etc.
  4. Reserve Items are processed on a first come, first processed basis, as soon as possible within the department's workflow. At the beginning of fall and spring semesters, please plan accordingly and allow up to 5 business days for processing, before the items will be available on the Reserve Shelf for student usage. The Reserves Office is open year round; we encourage you to place your items on before the semester starts.
  5. Professors are responsible for acquiring copyright permission as needed when placing a photocopy/reproduction on reserve. Please provide the library with a copy of your copyright permission letter. Until you receive the letter either granting or denying you permission, we can still place the item on Reserve as long as we have a copy of your copyright request letter on file. However, if permission is denied, the item must be taken off of Reserve.
  6. Once your Reserve items have been processed and are ready for your students to access, you will receive a confirmation email.