Reserves Information for Faculty
Circulation/Reserves Desk, LeFrak Center, Barnard Hall
General guidelines for submitting a course reserves list
- Reserves materials for all Barnard courses are processed at the Barnard Library.
- Course reserves 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 reserves list
- Submitting a reserves list for an upcoming semester before the end of the current semester is recommended.
- Reserves lists are processed in the order that they are received.
How to submit a reserves list (choose any of these options)
- By email at email@example.com.
- In person at the Circulation/Reserves Desk on the first floor of the Library.
- Using the Columbia Unviersity Libraries Course Reserves Page (can be used for any course, not just Barnard courses).
- Note: To place a personal copy on reserve, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or bring the item to the Circulation/Reserves desk.
Checking on the status of a reserves list
- The status of a reserves list can be tracked in CLIO using the Course Reserves Search.
- Reserves lists for media materials are not searchable via CLIO.
Barnard course reserves 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.
- Information on requesting streaming media for course reserves can be found through this link.
- All Course Reserves requests must comply with United Sates Copyright law.
- Please contact the Reserves Department (email@example.com) with any questions or concerns.
For information on how to check out reserves, lending periods, fines, and more, check out our "how to use course reserves" page.
Last updated 10/04/2016