Course Reserve Policies
The primary purpose of Reserves is to make limited copies of required course material available in an equitable manner. Reserve material may include required readings, course notes or syllabi, past exams and audio/visual materials. Reserve material may also be in electronic format and available for viewing on the Internet.
Reserve materials are generally located in the Library on the campus where the course is offered. Materials are shelved and circulated from the Circulation Department and are accessible whenever the Libraries are open. Electronic reserve items are available, via the Internet, at all times.
A barcoded Library card must be presented to borrow Reserve material. Reserve items are to be used by Faculty, staff and students with a current USM Card.
Reserve materials circulate for either:
- 2 hours
Reserve materials are not renewable.
Two reserve items may be borrowed at a time.
Holds and recalls are not allowed on reserve materials.
Reserve materials are due at the circulating campus Library by the date/time due.
|Fines||$2.00 per hour/day|
|Billed item charge||$35.00|
Overdue notices are a courtesy and the Library takes no responsibility for the non-receipt of overdue notices.
How to find Reserves on URSUS
From the main menu screen on URSUS, select "R" Course Reserves. You may search the Reserves list by by professor "P" or Course name or number "C". Select the Reserve course for your campus and the list of materials on reserve for the course will be displayed.
How to Obtain Reserve Materials
Reserve materials are filed by the Course Number and then Title of the Item. Please have your library card ready when requesting reserves. Reserve items are to be used by Faculty, staff and students with a current USM Card.
Electronic Reserves Service
Select reserve items may be available on the Internet. These items are located through Electronic Reserves under Quicklinks.
The U.S.M. Libraries will adhere to the provisions of fair use as described in the U.S. Copyright Law.