Placing Material in the Course Reserve Collection

What is the Course Reserves Collection?
The Course Reserve Collection is comprised of high demand materials selected by instructors for use by students registered in specific courses at HCC.

What will HCC Library accept for course reserves?
The Library can accept for placement on Faculty Reserve single copies of the following items:

  • A book
  • A chapter from a book
  • An article from a periodical or newspaper.
  • A short story, short essay, or short poem, whether or not from a collected work.
  • A chart, graph, diagram drawing, cartoons, or pictures from a book, periodical, or newspaper.

These materials can be the faculty's personal copies or library materials but in any case, the faculty member must bring the material (even if it is a library item) to the Circulation Desk.

    Where is the course reserve collection?
    The course reserve collection is located at the main circulation desk of the HCC Library on the second floor of Donahue Building.  

    Are there limits to the number of items that can be placed on reserve?
    We limit the number of articles to one of a particular title.  Because of processing demands, we ask that faculty allow three days for processing reserves.

    Borrowing
    Borrowing is restricted to HCC students, faculty, and staff with a valid HCC ID card. Borrowing is limited to one reserve item at a time and no online renewals.

    Loan Periods

    • 2-Hour - May be signed out for a 2-hour period
    • 24-Hour - May may be signed out any time during library hours and is due back the next day or the next scheduled school day by closing time. Not renewable.
    • 48-Hour - May may be signed out any time during library hours and is due back in two days or the next scheduled school day by closing time. Not renewable.
    • 1-Week - Material may be signed out at any time, but is due back by closing time on the same day the following week.
    • In-house use for library owned AV material.

    Instructions
    Bring all material for reserve to the circulation desk. Fill out reserve form listing all material being placed on reserve and the desired loan period (see above). Allow three days for processing reserves. 

    Copyright
    Faculty are responsible for obtaining any needed copyright permissions. The library does not consider the Copyright Act of 1976 to be retroactive, therefore, photocopies made before the effective date of January 1, 1978, are considered exempt from that copyright provision. 

    Call the Circulation Desk 413 552-2372 for more information.

     
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