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Faculty Services

Services for Faculty & Staff

About Course Reserves

Course reserves are an extension of the classroom. Reserve materials are usually in demand by many students over a short period of time and must be checked out for only a few hours or days. The service also allows faculty to provide students with access to items not in the library’s collection, such as personal books and audiovisual materials.

Course Reserve Guidelines

  • Course Reserve Material Form must be completed and submitted to the Circulation Manager (
  • Norwich University’s Copyright Guidelines must be followed. Please consult with Greg Sauer (ext. 2175 or, if you have any questions regarding Copyright Law compliance.
  • Course Reserves are covered under the Kreitzberg Library privacy guidelines. We cannot disclose who has checked out or not checked out course reserve materials.
  • Items are removed from reserves at the end of each semester. Library items will be returned to the stacks and personal items will be returned to you via inter-departmental mail unless otherwise communicated with the Circulation Manager.
  • We are unable to reserve interlibrary loans and bookstore rentals.

What Can Be Put on Reserve

Only required course materials will be placed on reserve. Optional materials will not be processed. Materials may include

Processing Timelines

  • Reserves generally can be processed in two business days (M–F).
  • Reserve requests submitted during the first two weeks of classes for the current semester may take up to four business days (M–F) to be processed.
  • Items that are currently checked out to another patron or materials that the reserve staff must pull themselves will take longer to process.
  • Ordered materials may take four weeks or more to be processed.

Personal Materials

  • Please write full name on inside front cover.
  • Items will have a non-removable barcode attached to inside back cover for circulation purposes.
  • The Kreitzberg Library is not responsible for loss, theft, or damage to personal items placed on reserve.

Photocopied Materials

Photocopies must be

  • neat, legible, not torn, and in compliance with copyright law;
  • noted with your name and course number; and
  • marked with the full bibliographic citation (author, title, volume, date, pages, etc.).

Electronic Resources