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Faculty Library Resources: Course Reserves

Description of Faculty Reserves

If you would like your textbook or course materials available to your students, you may place the materials on Faculty Reserve for the semester during which your class is taught.

Items placed on Reserve are available to be checked out at the campus library where the reserve has been placed by the instructor. Students may request items by Course Name and Number and/or Title of the item.

Students must present a valid PCC ID, government ID or know their A# to use reserve materials. Materials are checked out for the period of time that has been determined by the instructor.

For further questions, please contact the campus of where you would like the reserve to be housed: 

  • Desert Vista Campus: 206-5095 
  • Downtown Campus: 206-7267 
  • East Campus: 206-7693 
  • Northwest Campus: 206-2250 
  • West Campus: 206-6821

Course Reserve Policies

Check out periods are (but not limited to):

  • 2 hour in-library use
  • overnight
  • 3-day
  • 1 week
  • 5 week

Almost anything you would like your students to read can be placed on Reserve. The Reserve Collection includes books as well as instructors' personal copies, photocopies of articles (within the current copyright guidelines), copies of past tests, answer keys, DVDs, etc. 

Compliance:

Thank you for assisting the library in complying with the copyright laws. If you would like to place an item on Reserve, we need your cooperation in the following ways:

  1. You may place chapters of books and/or newspaper and magazines articles. The library will monitor the length of materials to ensure that the materials being placed on Reserve do not constitute a major portion of the original work.
  2. The instructor placing materials on Reserve is responsible for obtaining copyright permission.
  3. Every copy placed on Reserve must indicate full bibliographic information for the original source of the copy. This means:
    • Book: Author, title, edition, publisher, place of publication, year and page number(s)
    • Periodical: Author, title of article, name of periodical, date of issue and page number(s)
    • Newspaper: Author, title of article, name of newspaper, date of issue, section and page numbers

 Once we receive your items, we will process them.

Placing Items on Reserve

How to place an item on reserve:

If you would like to place an on Reserve, we need your cooperation in the following ways:

  1. Fill out the online Course Reserve Form by selecting the campus you wish you have the Reserve material placed from the following list: 
  2. ​Bring the material to any campus library Circulation Desk and fill out the "Reserve Form". Your personal copy, or copies, will be returned to you when removed from Reserve status

Note that the library cannot be held responsible for damaged, overdue, lost or stolen items that have been placed on Reserve.

Communicating with Your Students

Communicating with Your Students:

  • Do not assume that any materials are on Reserve unless you place them on Reserve for the semester.

  • If in doubt, you can contact any campus library's Circulation Desk to verify their status before informing students that the items are on Reserve.

    • Desert Vista Campus: 206-5095 
    • Downtown Campus: 206-7267 
    • East Campus: 206-7693 
    • Northwest Campus: 206-2250 
    • West Campus: 206-6821
  • Check to see which course reserves are currently offered at each campus library through our course reserve lists at the following link: Course Reserves. Type in the course and section number (e.g. MAT092) to bring up course reserves by campus.

  • Please remind students that they will need their Course Name, Number and/or Title of the item and their PCC ID or a picture ID.