Placing Books & Articles on Course Reserves
Georgetown University's Main Campus Libraries provide course reserve services to ensure access to core required class readings that, due to high demand, would not otherwise be available to all students in a class. Reserve services places both books and electronic reserves (e-reserves) materials at your request.
- 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 and Blommer Science Library books can be placed on reserve. 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. Download the form 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.
Telephone (202) 687-7607 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org