Allen Course Reserves
The Allen Library maintains a Course Reserves collection for Hartt courses and some non-Hartt University courses. Faculty can place course materials on reserve at the Allen Library circulation desk, and students can use those materials in Allen for four hours at a time. This helps ensure more equitable access for all students in the class.
Materials include CDs, DVDs, scores, books, and videocassettes that are part of our regular collection, as well as materials owned by the instructor of the course (Personal Copies). Electronic course reserves are accessed using Blackboard.
Submit Course Reserves
To submit a request electronically, please download our Reserves Form (fillable PDF), fill it out, and email it as an attachment to Lisa Read. Alternatively, you can print it and return the completed form to the Allen Library circulation desk. A print version of the request form is also available at the circulation desk. Requests will be processed as quickly as possible in the order in which they are received. Requests should be submitted at least two weeks prior to when items will be needed for class use. Faculty will be asked to pick up personal copies at the end of the semester.
Courses with materials mainly from Mortensen Library should request those reserves at the Mortensen Library Circulation Department (860.768.4964).
If you have further questions, contact Lisa Read (860.768.4840).
Find Course Reserves
- Hardcopy reserves are available in the Allen Library. These items do not circulate outside of the library and can generally be used for four (4) hours.
- To find hardcopy reserves, search for them in the Allen Course Reserves List. When you know the call numbers of the desired items, bring those numbers to the circulation desk, and we will retrieve the reserve items for you.
- A University ID is required to borrow reserve materials.
- Full e-books on reserve are listed in the Allen Course Reserves List. Find your class, then follow the posted link to access the e-book.
- Other electronic reserves, including copyright-compliant audio and text files, are available through Blackboard.
- A Blackboard account (available to current University students, faculty, and staff) is required for access to electronic reserves.
Reserve materials are subject to all US and international Copyright Laws.
Published materials placed on reserve are protected by the United States Copyright Act of 1976. All reproductions made by or for patrons with University affiliation must be for non-commercial educational use as defined by the "fair use" provisions of sections 107 and 108 of the Copyright Act. Users may make one copy of print materials for private scholarly use; audio materials are streamed and may not be copied. Patrons who make use of electronic reserve materials should be aware of copyright law issues since those who use this system are liable for any infringement.