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Reserves FAQ for Faculty & Instructors

Submitting Items to be Placed on Reserve

What is the procedure for putting a book on reserve?
Bring the material you want placed on reserve to the library where you want the reserve item held, along with a completed and signed copy of the Book & Media Reserve Information & Release Form (PDF). Each branch houses their own reserve items and those items must be delivered to those branches by the instructors or their representatives.

I have other kinds of items to put on reserve. Is that handled the same way?
Yes, bring the items you want placed on reserve to the Circulation Desk, along with a completed and signed copy of the Reserve Information & Release Form (PDF).

What is the turnaround time for reserves?
It usually takes less than 72 hours from the time the material is dropped off at the Circulation Desk. Processing times will be longer during peak times, such as the beginning of semesters.

Turnaround time at the branch libraries may vary. Ask when you drop off the material.

Are there any restrictions on what can be placed on reserve?

UNLV library operates reserve systems in order for instructors to get copies of assigned readings to students in their classes. The system is not to be used for any other purpose.

Materials not accepted for reserves include:

  • Any material that students are expected to purchase, such as coursepacks, especially coursepacks put together by campus Repographics
  • Unbound library materials.
  • Galley copies, or any other pre-published materials.

While we will strive to keep as many items on reserve as possible to support UNLV student learning intiatives, library staff retain the right to refuse any item's placement on reserves for a variety of reasons including, but not limited to the item's condition or the amount of available space for storage.

How do I get more information about copyright?

See Copyright Questions for Reserves Materials

Who do I contact with questions about placing items on reserve?

Lied Library

Holly Samayoa


Architecture Studies Library

Julie Myers


Music Library

Michael Platte


Teacher Development & Resources Library

Katherine Keller