Class reserves deadline for spring semester is Dec. 16

The deadline for faculty and graduate students to submit class reserves lists to the University Libraries is Dec. 16.

UNL libraries offers faculty and graduate assistants the opportunity to put library books, journal articles, and other materials, as well as personal copies of books, on reserve and make them available to students. The Reserves Service is available at Love Library, C.Y. Thompson Library and the other branch libraries.

Reserve requests will be processed in the order they are received.

Books can be physically put on reserve and made available in City and East campus libraries. You can request books from the UNL libraries to be placed on reserve by using the new electronic reserve form located at

Materials can also be made available to students, 24 hours a day/7 days a week, via electronic reserve at The types of materials that can be made available electronically include: exams, lecture notes, student papers (which must be approved by the student), government publications, one article from a journal issue, and one chapter from a book. For more information about electronic reserves, visit

A reserve list may take one to four business days for processing. Because of the great number of requests from instructors to place items on reserve, be aware that materials will not be processed and available at the time of submission.

Requests submitted on the first day of class and during the first three weeks of the fall and spring semesters may experience some delay in processing. In the event that the materials you request are unavailable, your request will also experience some delay.

To ensure requests are processed in a more timely manner:

• Submit materials by Dec. 16.

• Supply complete citations of materials.

• When you request your personal copy of a book or other personal material be placed on reserve, remember to include it with the request.

Materials placed on Electronic Reserve are accessible only to those affiliated with UNL. Photocopied materials consisting of two or more articles from a journal issue, or more than one chapter from a single book must have copyright compliance, or meet the criteria under the fair use guidelines for classroom copying in not-for-profit educational institutions.

This notice is a brief overview of policies and procedures, for more information, go to

For questions about Reserve services or to reserve request form by mail or fax, contact Nicole Hruska, Love Library, 402-472-7696,; or Gayleen Hill, CY Thompson Library, 402-472-4401,

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