Services for Faculty
Reserves are required course materials that are made available to all students in a class.
Reserves staff work with the acquisitions department to order any materials not yet owned by the Libraries, when possible.
The deadline for Fall 2023 course reserves is Monday, August 14, 2023. Requests sent before this date should be substantially available by the start of classes.
To submit a reserves request there are two options:
Reserves staff will ask for clarification if more information is needed.
To tell whether an e-book is available for unlimited users, multiple users, or only one user at a time, go to the catalog record for the e-book. If an e-book is available only for a limited number of users at a time, this information will be listed under the Concurrent User Level section.
Publisher permissions around how many pages can be printed, emailed or saved vary by book. This information is displayed at the top of the landing page for each book.
Please see our FAQ for returning e-books.
The Libraries subscribe to a number of media streaming platforms. See Find DVDs & Videos for more information.
All English-language video will include captions. Foreign-language video will have subtitles or captions as they are available depending on the instructor’s preferences. We cannot provide English translations as subtitles when these are not available on the DVD.
Electronic reserves are available for the duration of the course with a Smith login. Each Moodle course also contains a link to the e-reserves for that course.
To see the physical reserves for a course, enter the course code in the search box above, or in the Discover tab on the Libraries home page. Each Moodle course also contains a link to the physical reserves for that course.
The Libraries make every reasonable effort to ensure that all instructional materials are accessible. Submitting course materials to the reserves team allows us to make sure that all materials can be used by all students to the fullest extent possible. Please see the college's web page Accessible Instructional Materials for more information on how to make texts and media accessible to students. Learn more about accessibility on the ACRL website.
See our FAQs for answers to questions about e-books, e-reserves, and more.
For help with Moodle including usernames or passwords, please contact the IT Service Center at email@example.com