Libraries & Spaces
Place Items on Reserve
- Electronic Reserves: There is no limit to the number of core required e-reserves readings a faculty member may have on reserve. An e-reserve is a single title of a book chapter, a journal article, or professors’ notes, syllabi, or handouts. Entire books cannot be scanned and placed on e-reserve. E-reserve chapters are limited to a quarter of the book and chapters are listed by their title. If the library does not have the article, we will order a copy.
- Books: There is no limit to the number of core required books a professor may place on course reserves. Lauinger, Blommer Science Library, and Bioethics Research Library books can be placed on reserve. Lauinger, Blommer, and Bioethics books can also be placed on reserve at the Downtown Georgetown library. If the library does not have the book, a copy will be ordered. Personal copies of books can also be placed on reserve.
- Blackboard: A link from the professors’ course reserves on the library’s home page to the professors’ Blackboard courses will be created under the Blackboard’s Course Tools functionality. This link is now active, but older classes may need to have this functionality enabled. If you need assistance in activating your course reserves in Blackboard, please contact Reserves at 202 687-7607 and ask to speak to a supervisor.
To request reserve services, complete and submit the appropriate Course Reserves request form(s) for electronic reserves and/or books at the Circulation Desk on the third floor of Lauinger Library. You may also submit the forms as an email attachment to email@example.com or by fax to 202 687-1215. Download the forms here:
- To expedite your request, please bring books and photocopies (either photocopies or saved on disc or flash drive) when turning in the reserve form. Requests will be processed in the order received. Processing may take 7 or more business days. Articles or chapters can also be sent as PDFs to firstname.lastname@example.org. Reserves staff can retrieve materials, but it will take longer to process than if the material is provided. Reserve request forms can also be attached to an email and sent to email@example.com or faxed to 202-687-1215.
To request Media Reserves:
- Complete and submit the Media Reserves Form.
- Use this page to add additional items.
- Submit forms to firstname.lastname@example.org or drop off at the Circulation Desk, 3rd Floor, Lauinger Library.
- Processing Media Reserves generally takes at least 3 business days.
- Streaming server requests will be processed within 7 business days.
For more information on using media in your courses:
- For a list all options for using films and other media in your classroom, read our Guide to Using Films in Courses
- For more information about access to online video for your courses, check out our Streaming Media guide.
If you need further assistance, please call (202) 687-7607.
The Library supports classroom instruction by providing students access to required course-related materials through the Course Reserve system. Reserve materials can be in physical format (hard copies of books) or e-reserves (PDFs of book chapters, articles, handouts, etc.).
The policy below ensures protection of both the rights of copyright holders and the fair use rights available to the academic community.
- Materials used in course reserve can come from:
- the Library’s print collection
- the Library’s electronic resource collection
- the course instructor
- There is no limit to the number of core required readings a faculty member may have on Course Reserve.
- If the library does not have a requested book, a copy will be ordered. Ordering a book for course reserve will take a a week or longer, so it is important to submit reserve book requests as soon as possible.
- Entire books or journal issues will not be scanned and placed on e-reserve.
- E-reserve chapters are limited to a quarter of the book.
- Materials created and marketed primarily for use in the type of course being offered will not be placed on e-reserve. This includes:
- Materials are placed on e-reserve for instructors and students registered for the course.
- A current Georgetown University NetID and password are required to access Blackboard and the Course Reserve page on Library's website.
- A copyright notice and full attribution will be provided for each work.
- Library staff reserve the right to refuse materials for course reserve if, in their judgment, the request would exceed fair use or otherwise constitute copyright infringement.