Thomas University Library Course Reserves Policy
Library Reserves are available in print at the circulation desk.
All full or part time instructors may place circulating library materials or their own personal materials on reserve for their classes, for one semester at a time. Materials may be placed on reserve at any time during the semester.
At the end of each semester, all items will be taken off reserve. The instructor must claim personal items within one week of the start of the following semester, or they will be considered gifts to the library. The library may then add the items to the permanent collection if deemed appropriate, or dispose of the items.
No periodicals or reference materials will be placed on reserve as they will always be available in the library. However, photocopies of articles can be placed on reserve for one semester.
Instructors must indicate if they wish the materials to be used in the library only, or if items may be checked out of the library for a specified period of time. Students keeping library owned reserve items longer than the specified period of time will be charged $1.00 per day overdue. If a library owned item on reserve is lost by a student, replacement costs of the item plus a $5.00 processing fee will be charged to the student. If an instructor's personal copy is lost by the student, the instructor will decide the consequences for the student.