Please note that UK Libraries have ceased using Blackboard and will use Canvas from June 1, 2016.
William T. Young Library Course Reserves
William T. Young's Reserves Department wants to make sure that your materials are available to students in a timely fashion. We hope to make the process quick and easy for any faculty and staff looking to use Course Reserves.
Course Reserves Deadlines
Submitting reserve requests by due dates ensures your course reserves will be ready for the first of the semester. Reserves forms may be submitted at any time.
- Fall Reserves and renewals: August 7, 2016
Reserves lists are processed in the order they are received. Due to the quantity of reserves we receive at the beginning of the semester and the processing time involved for each list, the processing of material submitted after the deadlines above may take up to two to three weeks from the time it is received.
What may be placed on reserve?
Reserve materials may include:
- Books/journals owned by the library
- Personal copies owned by the instructor
- Old exams
- Lecture notes
- Approved course packs
- Links to online resources or electronic files
- Much more
Please be aware that photocopies of items placed on paper reserve or scanned for electronic reserve may require copyright permission. See our copyright policies.
Should you need a book ordered for your reserves, excluding textbooks, provide the complete bibliographic information for the book so we can pass it off to the appropriate academic liaison. Please allow plenty of time for the book to arrive and be processed. Ordered books take at least two weeks to arrive.
NOTE: Please be aware that at this time we are not able to place e-books on reserve.
How do I place material on reserve?
Whether you are submitting a new list or adding material to an existing list, always complete a reserve request form. For library books/journals provide:
- Complete call numbers as listed in Discovery Infokat
- Author’s full name
- Full title
This helps us make sure we place the correct item on reserve. Personal copies and photocopies are needed at the time the list is submitted, along with a complete bibliographic citation. This allows copyright permissions to be obtained in a timely fashion.
Submit the completed reserve form and any reserve material at the Young Library Circulation desk or send them by campus mail or an email attachment to:
1-50-4 William T. Young Library
Lexington, KY 40506-0456