Library - Reserves

Textbooks on Reserve

Spring 2018 textbooks

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NEW: Search for Course Reserves in Primo 

Faculty may place material on Reserve in the library and students may borrow that material for short periods of time, thus allowing a whole class to share a single copy of an item.

Borrowing time is determined by the instructor and generally lasts two hours, one day, two days or one week. Materials can include those owned by the instructor and those owned by the library.

Beginning with the 2017-18 academic year, SUNY Polytechnic Institute Auxiliary Services Corporation has generously funded the purchase of textbooks by the library to be added to the Reserve collection.  Librarians select texts for the current semester based on their use in high enrollment, lower division, and/or general education requirement-meeting courses, and texts that students and/or faculty request.

Accessing Material on Reserve (Students)

To borrow reserve material, students must present a valid ID

To find out which items are on Reserve, users may search the SUNY Poly catalog under the Course Reserves scope by title, author, course number, course name, department, or instructor's name. Ask library staff for assistance if you have difficulty finding your item in Primo. 

Please give library staff your course name / number when asking for Reserve material. 

Students may request a maximum of 3 reserve items at any one time.

Most reserve material may be borrowed for only two hours. Only selected items may be borrowed 1 day, 2 days, or for one week.

Although the library does not charge late fees or fines, please remember that textbooks are a shared community resource and return items promptly so that classmates can use them.


Placing Material on Reserve (Faculty)

To place items on Reserve, please complete a Reserve Request Form for each item. Processing material for Reserve takes two to three days, so please submit your requests before your students need or expect the material. Please bear in mind that requests to place material on Reserve are greatest at the beginning of each semester. To place materials on Reserves, please fill out our Reserve Request Form

. If any materials are photocopied, Faculty are responsible for securing copyright permission.


Restrictions to Reserve Requests

The following restrictions apply to placing material on Reserve:

  • Materials belonging to or checked out from other libraries will not be placed on Reserve

  • Photocopies that do not comply with Copyright Law will not be placed on Reserve


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