Faculty Reserve

Library Course Reserves

The Library offers Print, Electronic, and Media Course Reserves. Materials accepted for placement on Reserve include: Cal State LA owned materials, personal copies of books, DVDs & CDs, and other
course-related material (i.e. class notes, exams, slide presentations, etc.), most government publications, copies of articles, and copies of book chapters.

Copyrighted material that has been photocopied must comply with United States Copyright Law.

Faculty should put items on reserve only for courses they are currently teaching.

Course Reserves
  Electronic Reserves Print & Media Reserves
Submission Guidelines For each class please complete the Course Reserves Submission Form online.

All materials submitted for scanning must be unbound, high quality copies or bound material (books and journals)

For Library owned electronic copies please include article level links.

All reserve materials are processed in order of the date and time of receipt, no exceptions.

For each class please complete the Course Reserves Submission Form online.

Books not owned by the Cal State LA Library can be rush ordered by noting Please order instead of listing the Call Number. The order process may take several weeks. You will be notified by email when ordered material arrives. 

Faculty can request articles not owned by the Cal State LA Library via Inter-Library Loan.

All reserve materials are processed in order of the date and time of receipt, no exceptions.

Student Access

Students can access readings online on demand - anytime, anywhere.

Students access materials using a password assigned by the instructor. Articles from databases will require students to log in with their NIS accounts.

Students can check out material for 2 hours (due back at close or allowed to circulation overnight), 2 days, or 7 days. The length of checkout is set by the instructor. Items are checked out at the Circulation Desk, 1st Floor, Library North.

 

Turnaround times

Processing can take 5 working days (M-F) after receipt of materials.

Faculty who need to make many electronic items available quickly should consider using Moodle.

Materials will be available to students within 5 working days (M-F) after the day of receipt.
More info E-reserves items are in PDF format. You will need the free Adobe Acrobat Reader to view or print items.

E-reserve items will automatically be removed from the reserves collection at the end of the semester unless a request is received to retain the item on reserve for the following term.

The Library policy for Electronic Reserves is taken from the fair use provisions of United States Copyright Act of 1976. Electronic Reserves is restricted to CSULA students, faculty, and staff.

It is the responsibility of the faculty member to obtain the necessary copyright clearances before materials are processed for e-reserves.

Print reserve items will automatically be removed from the reserves collection at the end of the semester unless a request is received to retain the item on reserve for the following term.

Photocopies and personal copies of items are returned to the instructor through interoffice mail after the end of the term.

The Cal State LA Library dose not assume financial responsibility for loss or damage to personal copies.

 

Questions? call (323) 343-3985 or email reserves@calstatela.edu.