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Please note that UK Libraries will continue to use Blackboard for posting e-reserves for Spring 2015.



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Course Reserves Deadlines

Please submit your reserve requests by the following dates to ensure that they are available by the first day of classes for the relevant semester.

 Summer Reserves and renewals April 29, 2015
 Fall Reserves and renewals August 7, 2015
 Winter Intersession November 13, 2015

Turnaround Time

To be fair to all instructors who use reserves, reserve lists are processed in the order they are received. Those lists that are submitted complete with all of the material listed on the reserve form will be placed in line for "RUSH" processing. 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. Reserve lists containing “copied” items in need of copyright review or items to be placed on electronic reserve require more preparation time than normal paper reserves due to the extra steps involved in processing the material.

What may be placed on reserve?

Reserve material may include books/journals owned by the library, personal copies owned by the instructor, photocopies, old exams, lecture notes, approved course packs, links to online resources or electronic files, and much more. Excerpts of media selections from lawfully acquired sources may be made available as streamed files via a secure server provided that the selection falls within the Fair Use Guidelines, the public domain, or that copyright permission is obtained. 

Please be aware that photocopies of items placed on paper reserve or scanned for electronic reserve may require copyright permission. See our copyright policies for more information regarding what does and does not require permission and how that affects your reserves. If you have unique reserve needs, feel free to contact reserves staff to discuss your needs.

If you would like the library to order a book (not textbooks) for your reserves, provide the complete bibliographic information for the book to be ordered, and allow plenty of time for the book to arrive and be processed. Ordered books take at least two weeks to arrive. While we do our best to care for personal copies placed on reserve, the library cannot assume responsibility for the wear and tear or possible loss of these items.

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 the complete call number as listed in InfoKat, as well as the author and title, to ensure that the correct item is placed on reserve. Personal copies and photocopies placed on paper reserve or to be scanned for electronic reserve must be provided by the instructor at the time the list is submitted, along with a complete bibliographic citation. This allows all reserve material to be processed more quickly and ensures that reserve staff are able to obtain copyright permissions when necessary.

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:

Lauren Hamm

Head of Reserves, Young Library
Lexington, KY 40506-0456