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The Main Library is open, though we have reduced hours. We have temporarily closed study spaces to support the request that students self-quarantine. Study spaces will remain closed until Monday, Sept. 28, but we will maintain access to patron services for material check out and pick up. Outside of safety, our top priority is to provide access to all of our collections. We continue to offer virtual services. We also are paging materials and will continue to mail materials to faculty, staff, and students living off-campus. We encourage you to use our convenient distance services. Please see our Online and Distance Learning resource page for more information.

Place Materials on Reserve (Instructors)

The MSU Libraries continues to monitor United States academic library copyright policies as they change week to week because of the pandemic situation at the national and university levels. We balance our interpretation of the law with making content available to students when possible. At this time, the Libraries will no longer be digitizing entire textbooks, although we may digitize portions of textbooks and consider the digitization of non-textbooks on a case by case basis. The Libraries may be able instead to purchase an electronic copy of certain books, so please contact your subject librarian to inquire about the availability of books in e-format first.

This form is for MSU instructors to place items already in the catalog on reserve for your classes at the Libraries.

Important items to note:

  • The Library normally does not purchase course textbooks for reserve, but we are able to place instructor owned copies on reserve. Copies may be brought to the service desk for processing.
  • Please do not recall checked out items yourself. Add them to the list, reserve staff will do the recall as part of processing.
  • You can renew a previously used list. See the Course Information section below.

Other Options

  • Request the purchase of an item for Reserve
  • To place instructor-owned materials or a coursepack on Reserve, print and fill out the Printable Reserve List Form from the Faculty Services page for the appropriate service desk. Include a list of the items (if you don't specify them on the form) and bring them to the appropriate service desk. You may also send them through campus mail.

Required fields denoted with asterisk *.

Instructor Information
Course Information
Items on this list will be removed from reserve at the end of the semester unless reserve staff receive a request to leave them on reserve for additional, consecutive semesters. You may mark more than one semester in the "semester" box at this time, or notify reserves staff before the beginning of next semester.
Location & Loan Period
Material Information
If you want to modify your previous list, please note changes in the comments field on the bottom of this page.
Previously reserved list?
Reserve Item
Comments