Mortensen Course Reserves

The Mortensen Library maintains a Course Reserves collection for University courses. Materials include books, DVDs, CDs, and videocassettes that are part of our regular collection, as well as materials owned by the instructor of the course (Personal Copies).

Submit Hardcopy Reserves

  • Faculty should bring materials to the Mortensen Library Circulation Department in advance of the needed date. Materials are processed in the order they are received.
  • Fill out the Reserve Materials Processing Form by downloading or at the Circulation/Reserve Desk and specify the semesters in which the course will be taught.
  • Two-hour, in-library use is recommended for most Reserves. Please announce in class that students must present their University ID card to check out Reserve materials.
  • All materials are taken off reserve at the end of each semester, unless use in the following semester has been specified. Carry-over from Fall to Spring is allowed.
  • No hard copies will be retained on permanent Reserve.
  • At the end of the semester, personal copies are returned to faculty via campus mail. Faculty will be called to pick up their materials if the documents are too large.

If you have further questions, contact Alison Rusczyk (860.768.4965).

Find Hardcopy Reserves

  • Hardcopy reserves are available in the Mortensen Library. These items do not circulate outside of the library and can generally be used for two (2) hours.
  • To find hardcopy reserves, search for them in the Hardcopy Reserves List or inquire at the circulation desk, and we will retrieve the reserves items for you.
  • A University ID is required to borrow reserve materials.

Copyright Notice

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.

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