University Libraries accepting course reserve requests


University 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 other UNL 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 at

Materials can also be made available to students 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, one chapter from a book. For more information about electronic reserves, go to

A reserve list may take one to four business days for processing. Because a great number of requests are received from instructors, to place items on reserve, please 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.

To ensure requests are processed in a timely manner: supply complete citations of materials; and, 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.

For more information, go to Direct questions about reserve services or to send reserve requests by mail or fax, contact Melissa Mosier (Love Library) at or (402) 472-7696; or Gayleen Hill (CY Thompson Library) at or (402) 472-4401.

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