Course Reserves Use Policy - For Students

The Georgetown University in Qatar Library provides reserve services to ensure access to core course readings that, due to high demand, would not otherwise be available to all students in a class.

Policy:

Students may borrow up to three reserve items at one time. Reserve items are available on a first come, first serve basis. Reserve items cannot be held, recalled, or renewed. To be considerate of other students, please return reserve readings on time.

Electronic Reserves:

Faculty may request that a print copy of materials selected for electronic reserve will remain available at the circulation desk for students to use. The electronic version of those materials will be available via the Web 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for student access.

Print Reserves:

Print reserves are located at the main circulation desk of the Library. Reserve checkouts are available during library opening hours. Print Reserves consist of:

  • Books owned by the Qatar or Main Campus Libraries that are assigned as required or supplemental readings for courses;
  • Faculty members' personal copies of materials for their courses;
  • Photocopied articles placed in a single notebook for the course;
  • At least one copy of every required textbook.

Borrowing:

Most items can only be checked out for short-term use by currently registered students and faculty members. Reserve items are loaned for 4 hours, 1 day or 3 days.


Placing Books & Articles on Course Reserves - For Faculty

The Georgetown University in Qatar Library provides 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. Limits apply to the amount of an in-copyright item that may be scanned or photocopied. An e-reserve is a single title of a book chapter, a journal article, or professors' notes, syllabi, or handouts.

Note:

  • Entire books cannot be scanned and placed on e-reserve. Limit requests to one chapter or 10% from each book. Chapters are listed by their title (one chapter cannot be taken down in order to post a second chapter);
  • Single articles from journal issues. Electronic versions will be used whenever possible. If the library does not have the article, we will order a copy.
  • We cannot scan items of unknown origin. All photocopies must include the complete bibliographic citation on the photocopy itself. (For books- author, title, publisher, date, edition and ISBN. For book chapters include pagination. For articles- author, title, journal, year, volume, issue and pagination).

Books:

There is no limit to the number of core required books a professor may place on course. 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 Email Access Services

Submitting Reserve Forms:

For Electronic Reserve:

Book Reserves (personal and/or library owned):