Reserves -- also known as eReserves (electronic), Course Reserves, and Textbook Reserves -- are high demand books/materials assigned for classes. The library has, in the past, offered these books for 2-hour checkout, mostly in-building use, for students to scan and email the content to themselves. Due to Covid-19 and an increasingly digital world, Nielsen Library has begun scanning material for faculty to use.
Most textbooks are too expensive -- and go out-of-date too quickly -- for the library to purchase. Faculty typically provide instructor copies of primary textbooks for this service. Supplemental texts may be owned by the library, or may be provided by the faculty.
For the foreseeable future, physical books will not be available for student checkout. We ask that faculty submit requests for digitization at least two weeks in advance.
The library has done its best to make this as quick and painless as possible. Compliance with copyright law is the only painful -- but necessary -- part of this new process.