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Search & Find: Course Reserves

Search Course Reserves

How can I search?

  • Course number or name ("HUMN4345" or "history of American folk music")
  • Instructor's last name
  • Title or author

How do I access electronic reserve items?

  • After searching for the course, click on the link for the course name
  • Find the electronic item you wish to access (electronic items will have the text "Available online" to the left of the list)
  • Click on the item
  • At the bottom of the next page, click "Full-Text"
  • If you are off-campus, you may need to enter your Wentworth credentials to gain access

For a detailed visual guide to accessing course reserves, view the following .pdf file or video:

How do I check out reserve items? 

  • Check out reserve items at the Circulation Desk
  • You can borrow reserve items for 3 hours
    • (Instructors may specify a 24-hour borrowing period for some items)
  • Overdue reserve items are subject to fines

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Place items on reserve

Wentworth instructors may place course materials on reserve using the Add Items to Reserves form; please review our Course Reserves policies in the section below. 

Course reserves will be only in electronic/online format in the Fall of 2020; there will be no print reserves items.

Even though many of us may be returning to campus this fall, keeping Course Reserves online will allow all students to access the materials, regardless of the modality of their learning. An additional consideration is that in order to safely circulate physical books, they must be quarantined for up to 72 hours in between users. Due to the high demand of Course Reserve materials, offering only electronic copies of these items will increase student access to the materials.

What can I put on reserve?

  • Instructors may place books, DVDs, and other physical items on course reserve (for the semester) or permanent reserve (for an ongoing period). If the Library does not already own a copy of the item, you may choose to provide a personal copy, or the Library will purchase a copy to place on reserve.

What cannot be placed on reserve?

Because students can easily access the following materials from their permanent Library locations, we do not place on reserve:

  • Reference materials
  • Issues of print periodicals the Library owns

Due to copyright/licensing restrictions, we do not place on reserve:

  • Items acquired via Interlibrary Loan 
  • Instructor's review copies
  • Workbooks
  • Coursepacks
  • Photocopies*

*If you wish to provide access to photocopied portions of copyrighted works or photocopies of your own materials, consider placing these documents in your course module on Blackboard, to limit access to the students who are in your class.  For assistance using Blackboard, please contact LIT.

How do I place items on reserve? 

  • Instructors may place books and media on reserve for a specific course or for the permanent reserves collection using the Add Items to Reserves form

Questions about reserves?

COPYRIGHT NOTICE: The Schumann Library recognizes that U.S. Copyright Law (as expressed in 17 U.S.C. § 101 ff. and the attendant case law) governs the usage of copyrighted materials, including photocopying or otherwise reproducing a copyrighted original.  Individuals are responsible for the fair use of copyrighted materials placed on reserve with the Library.  For information on copyright, please see our Copyright and Fair Use Guide.

The Library reserves the right to refuse to place on reserve materials which, in the judgment of the Schumann Library staff, violate U.S. Copyright Law.

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