Course Reserves

Course Reserves

Instructors can now choose to have print or electronic course reserves.

If we do not yet own the item, we can purchase it, use the suggest a purchase form and indicate that you'd like it for a class. 

Items owned by the library: 

Electronic Reserves: If the item is available through the library already as an ebook or online journal article, you can skip this process and just link to the item in your Moodle Course Space. For items that are on the library shelves, the library staff can scan print materials to PDF for instructors to upload into their Moodle Course Space.

Please use this form to request scans of print materials for your Moodle course space.

Print Reserves (in the library): If the physical item is print, and you'd like to require your students to come into the library to read it, we can add it to the course reserves shelf in either Berkeley or San Anselmo, and they can check it out. If your course is online, please verify that all your students are able to enter the library. Fill out the form below indicating you would like print reserves. 

Questions about electronic reserves can be directed to the reference librarians, or the Ask-a-librarian chat.

Questions about print reserves at the SFTS branch in San Anselmo can be directed to Stephanie,

Questions about print reserves at the Main GTU library in Berkeley can be directed to Marie,



Reserve Materials Guidelines

The following guidelines for placing items in the Reserve Collection at the GTU Library have been established to insure that the collection is smoothly and efficiently maintained. If you wish to place items on reserve at the branch library located at SFTS please contact them directly. Copyright Guidelines are included below to give you awareness of what is required of you to conform to current copyright law. Adherence to the copyright law is your responsibility. However, the Library is partially liable for obvious violations of the law and may reject items for reserve on that basis. If you have any questions not answered by this document, please do not hesitate to contact the library.


The Reserve Collection houses materials (including books, reprints and videotapes) which have been requested by faculty for the use of students in their courses. Materials not currently held by the Library will usually be purchased, providing that the item(s) requested are within the academic scope of our collection. Generally, one copy will be purchased. Reprints of articles you wish placed on reserve must be submitted by you in the format outlined below in item #6. Personal copies may be placed on reserve by faculty, but the Library can assume no responsibility for damaged or lost items. Items on reserve may only be consulted by GTU faculty, staff and students.

In order to insure that materials are available for student use, please submit reserve lists by the following deadlines:

Fall Semester and Summer Session: May 30

Intersession and Spring Semester: November 30

Lists received after these dates will be processed as soon as possible, but may not be ready for the start of classes, especially if materials need to be ordered. Lists are processed in the order they are received.

Requests will only be accepted on the Course Reserve Submission Form provided by the Library either in hardcopy or online. Please be certain that all required information is provided. Circulation staff are available to answer any questions that you might have. Processing of requests will be expedited if you include GTU call numbers, publisher and date of publication for each book requested.

Library-owned copies of journals, reference, and exegesis may not be placed on reserve.

All personal copies of materials provided by faculty must be available for check-out and will be returned at the end of the semester, unless other instructions are received before the end of the current semester. Library owned materials are moved to the open shelves of the Library at the end of each semester, unless they are being carried over to the next term.

Reprints of articles:

Reprint packets may contain either individual copies of articles or several articles together (e.g.. "Readings, Week 1"), submitted in 9" x 12" clasp envelopes. Each packet will be assigned a call number (they will not be held in boxes by faculty name), so it is essential that students know what each packet is named in order to find the call number on GRACE. Only required readings should be placed on reserve.

When submitting reprints, the Course Reserve Submission Form must also include a bibliography for each packet of reprints submitted. These may be listed on the form, or attached to it (i.e. syllabi listing the name(s) of packet(s) and the contents).

While every attempt is made to insure the integrity of reprinted items held on reserve, the Library can assume no responsibility for damaged or lost items.