Course Reserves

Material that is required reading/viewing/listening, or is otherwise in high demand for a class, may be added to the course reserves collection.  

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Reserves Guidelines

Please allow 2 business days (Monday-Friday) for requests to be processed. We are busiest at the start of a term and handle all requests on a first come, first served basis. Please submit requests in a timely manner to allow time for processing. Please do not place requests needed for the weekend after 12pm on Friday.

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Copyright Guidelines

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. 


Electronic Reserves (ERes) Submission Form

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 2 business days (Monday-Friday) before it will be needed, possibly longer at the beginning of the term when we are busiest. For more information please contact the Electronic Reserves Manager, Alyson Runke, Sun-Thur evenings, (925-631-4181) or (


Traditional (Print/Media) Reserves Submission Form

Material from the traditional (print/media) reserves collection is available for checkout during all hours the library is open. Instructors can choose loan periods ranging from 2-hours to 1-week. Use this form to submit library-owned material at least 2 business days (Monday-Friday) before it will be needed. For more information please call Traditonal Reserves Manager, Stephen Stonewell, Mon-Fri daytime, (925-631-4665) or (


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.