Course Reserves - Libraries - Dalhousie University
Reserve materials are items professors have selected for specific courses and given shortened loan periods.
- Each library manages the Reserve Collection for disciplines covered by that library.
- Reserve materials include books, articles, textbooks, examinations, casebooks and other materials.
- Loan periods vary from 1 hour up to 1 week.
Finding reserve materials on Novanet
All Reserve items are listed in the Novanet online catalogue:
- Search the Reserves
- Search by:
- Instructor - e.g. Smith, John
- Course name - e.g. Introduction to world religions
- Course number - e.g. Engl-1000 Course codes
- Title - e.g. Elizabethan Poetry
- Department - e.g. Sociology
- Write down the call number if there is one or note whether it is a photocopy or a professor's copy.
- Retrieve the item at the Circulation Desk in the appropriate library.
Placing print materials on reserve
Faculty may put library materials or professor-owned materials on Library Reserve for their courses. Shortened loan periods for these items allow for maximum access to all students.
- Submit a reserve list 2 weeks prior to the class start date using the following forms to allow for processing times. Copies of a class reading list are also acceptable with reserve items clearly marked. Items not in the library’s collection can be ordered in. Delivery time can range from 3 working days to several weeks depending on the source and type of material.
- Please observe copyright legislation when requesting material be placed on reserve.
- Reserve items will be processed in the order in which they are received.
- All personal materials placed on Reserve will be returned through campus mail at the end of the term.
- Note: there is a limit of 20 reserve items per course
Everything you need to know about electronic reserve lists: digital reserves, creating persistent URLs, scanning print material and who to contact for help.
Reserve request forms