Print reserves at the MCC Library serve faculty and students by allowing easy access to items of anticipated high use. Materials in these collections are assigned shortened loan periods and more stringent overdue penalties. Items that may be placed on reserve are library-owned books, personal copies of books, book chapters, copies of articles, class notes, or syllabi. Materials placed on reserve by MCC faculty are available at the library's Information Desk. Information about individual reserves items may be located by searching in the Online Catalog. To place materials on print reserves, send an email to Louise Bradshaw, come into the library to complete the form or fill out the reserves submission form (pdf) on your computer, print it out, and bring it to the library with the materials to be placed on reserves.
Instructors may also place items on Electronic Reserves by sending an email including the reserves submission form (pdf) and the attached item that is to be placed on reserve to Beth Shultz. Items that may be placed on Electronic Reserves are links to Internet sites, scanned copies of articles from periodicals, class notes, or syllabi, PowerPoint files, or Word documents. You may also send a link to an article from a library online database for placement on eReserves (useful if you are not utilizing Blackbloard in your course as supplementation). Electronic Reserves can (and usually should) be restricted to students enrolled in a particular course. Please note that the individual instructor is responsible for complying with copyright and fair use laws, including recent court rulings. When in doubt, it is a good idea to contact the author and/or publisher to request permission to use the material for class purposes.