Course Reserves

Circulation/Reserves Desk, 1st Floor
212-851-9648

reserves@barnard.edu

Reserve Information for Students:

  • Reserve materials are held at the Circulation/Reserves Desk on the first floor of the library.
  • Reserve books can be checked out for up to two hours at a time.
  • Fines for reserve materials are $1.00 per hour, to a maximum of $50.00 for each item.

Reserve Information for Faculty:

Submitting a course reserve list

  • Reserve materials for all Barnard courses are processed at the Barnard Library.
  • Course reserve lists may not be duplicated at multiple libraries.
  • Only one copy of a literary work (a novel, short story collection, play, or poetry) is placed on reserve; second or multiple copies remain in the stacks and circulate for the semester.

When to submit a reserve list

  • Submitting a reserve list for an upcoming semester before the end of the current semester is recommended.
  • Reserve lists are processed in the order that they are received.

How to submit a reserve list

General Reserve List Policies:

  • If Barnard owns a book that is requested, the library's copy will be placed on reserve.
  • If Barnard does not own a copy, it will purchase a copy for the reserves collection.
  • Our rule of thumb for books is one copy for every 35 students in a class.
  • Only copies of required readings are put on reserve. Supplementary readings are not placed on reserve.
  • All Course Reserve requests must comply with United Sates Copyright law.
  • Please contact the Reserves Department (reserves@barnard.edu) with any questions or concerns.