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Put Materials on Reserve

Feinberg Library offers you several options for placing items on reserve:

  • Print materials are held at our second-floor service desk for students to use.
  • Media items can be held for faculty pickup to show in classes.
  • Digital materials can be added to Brightspace for student use.

How do I place print items on reserve?

Print reserves are library materials or faculty’s personal items, kept behind the second-level service desk for students to check out and use.

Submit your request at least two weeks in advance to place physical materials on reserve for your students; this will ensure items are available for your use. Bring your materials to the second-level service desk in Feinberg library.

Fill out the Faculty Reserves Request Form

With the cost of textbooks increasing and family budgets tightening, many students are desperate for ways to save money without compromising academic success. A growing number are looking for textbooks in Feinberg’s collection and through our Interlibrary Loan service.

Feinberg’s Textbooks on Reserve program is now available to help students ease their financial burden — but faculty support is a critical component.

Faculty can help by working with the library to put required textbooks on reserve; this ensures access to the texts for your students while helping to keep student expenses manageable.

Is your course a good fit for Feinberg Library’s Textbooks on Reserve program? Here are the guidelines for faculty:

  • You do not require the textbook for in-class open book tests or similar activities.
  • If your text is over $70 it may be a good candidate, since the higher the cost, the more likely students will be looking for alternative access.
  • If you have more than 50 students (even if they’re in multiple sections or with other instructors), then the program may be a good fit. The greater number of students needing the text increases the number of students who will be looking for alternative access.
  • There is no online access code/component that is required. Unfortunately purchased access codes from publishers cannot be reserve items.

Add Your Textbook to the Reserve

To include your textbook in this program, contact:

Holly Heller-Ross

301 Feinberg Library


How do I place a media hold?

Schedule media items for a short period of time, for specific dates only. Media holds for classroom use will be pulled from circulation two days before the date needed, signed out to the instructor and held at the second-level service desk. Once returned, they will be put back into circulation.

Submit your request at least two weeks in advance to request media holds; this will ensure items are available for your use.

Fill out the Media Hold Request Form

How do I add library materials to Brightspace?

E-reserve services have moved to Brightspace. We encourage faculty to use Brightspace, and we will be glad to help guide you. Faculty are responsible for following copyright guidelines when posting material in their courses (see: copyright law of 1976).