The Checkout Desk secures and circulates high-priority materials for short time periods, giving each patron an opportunity to use them. Generally, we recommend only required readings be put on reserve. All reserve materials should be brought to the Reserve Desk at least 5 days before students will need them. Materials will be processed in the order they are received.
Please fill out a Reserve Material Cover Sheet [pdf] to be handed in with the material.
Students will need their Fisher ID to check out reserve material. Faculty should retrieve all non-Lavery Library material from their reserves at the end of each semester. Materials may be left on reserve if they are to be used the semester immediately following. Library reserves should not take the place of purchased textbooks or course packs.
The Library adheres to the following copyright guidelines:
- Copies of consumable copyright material such as workbooks, exercises, standardized tests, and answer books may not be put on Reserve, although the originals may be.
- Copyright guidelines suggest that up to 10% of any book may be photocopied and put on reserve. If more than 10% is needed, the book itself should be placed on reserve.
- Photocopied articles may not be placed on reserve for more than one semester without written permission from the copyright owner. The College is registered with the Copyright Clearance Center.
If you are unsure of copyright, please see our copyright page for more information.
For questions regarding Reserve Policies, call the Checkout Desk at (585) 385-8165, Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.