Material that is required or recommended for a class, or is otherwise in high demand, may be added to the reserves collection.
It generally takes staff 2 business days (Monday-Friday) to process reserves requests. Our busiest time is at the start of a term, and all requests are handled on a first come, first served basis. We expedite all requests, but ask that you submit them in a timely manner to allow time for processing. Requests can be submitted online or in person at the Library, using the available forms.
Material in the reserves collection must meet fair-use guidelines. Otherwise, instructors must seek copyright permission for any reserve material that does not fall under fair-use guidelines, or for material that will be used in subsequent semesters.
Material from the electronic reserves collection is available online 24/7 and is password protected. This collection can also be linked to GaelLearn (Moodle). Material can be submitted using this form at least two business days (Monday-Friday) before it will be needed, possibly longer at the beginning of the term when we are busiest. Please call (925) 631-8033 for more information.
Material from the traditional (print/media) reserves collection is available for check-out during all hours the library is open, with loan periods ranging from 2-hours to 1-week. Use this form to submit library-owned material at least two business days (Monday-Friday) before it will be needed. Please call (925) 631-4665 for more information.
Reserves Form (PDF)
Print and fill out this form in advance to submit requests in person at the Library. Hardcopies of this form are available at the Circulation Desk.