The Trident Technical College Library offers a reserve service for faculty so they can provide students a way to temporarily share limited resources.
The library reserve service must not be used to restrict access to library-owned resources to students and other potential users. If library materials need to remain in the library on a permanent basis, faculty members should talk to a librarian about adding resources to the libraryís reference collection or, in the case of audiovisual items, the audiovisual collection.
For more information, see the Placing an Item on Reserve guide.
Faculty may temporarily place original library-owned or personally-owned resources in the reserve collection. All reserve materials must contain a notice of copyright and comply with federal copyright laws and restrictions.
Resources may be in various formats, including books, DVDs, VHS tapes, audiocassettes, magazines, and journals; however, reference books should not generally be placed on reserve. Additionally, consumable resources such as workbooks and standardized tests may not be photocopied.About Photocopies
- Repetitive photocopying over multiple semesters requires written permission from the copyright owner.
- Per copyright rules, consumables (ex. workbooks, standardized tests) cannot be copied.
PLACING ITEMS ON RESERVE On the form, faculty will be expected to:
To request that material be placed on reserve, faculty must complete a reserve form every semester. This form can be used to provide information for materials placed on Reserve at any of the TTC libraries. A separate form is required for each campus library. Send completed three-step form to library circulation staff with the material to be placed on Reserve. The individual placing the material on Reserve is responsible for bringing it to the library in question. After library personnel receive material allow seven days for it to be placed on Reserve. Faculty/staff will receive notification when the material is on reserve.
- Provide his/her contact information.
- Designate course names and numbers for which items are on reserve.
- Provide information about each item, i.e. cost, placement of security label, loan period, etc.
- Specify whether each item belongs to the library or the instructor.
While the library will do all that it can to support a faculty memberís requests, the library does reserve the right to refuse placement of items in the reserve collection and to remove items that are already in the collection.
END OF THE SEMESTER
The library reserve service is intended to provide temporary access to limited resources. At the end of each semester, the library staff requests each instructor review his/her Reserve material. Reserves that are not renewed and/or within compliance of copyright will be taken off reserve and returned through campus mail either on the faculty-provided end date or at the end of the semester. All library owned reserve materials will be returned to the general library collection and personal resources will be returned to the faculty member or to the faculty memberís department.
LOST OR STOLEN ITEMS
While an item is in the Reserve Collection, it is considered property of the library. The library is not responsible for any theft or damage of personal items placed on reserve; however, if requested, the library staff will attach a security sticker to reduce the risk of theft. The library staff will also attach a barcode to each reserve item so that the item may be loaned through the automated library system.
ACCESS TO RESERVE COLLECTION
The Reserve Collection is housed behind the library circulation desk, where items are arranged alphabetically by course. Faculty and students must request reserve items at the library desk. Once an item is placed on reserve, it should stay on reserve until the ending date indicated on the reserve form. To temporarily remove an item from reserve, an instructor should give the library staff at least one dayís notice (for example, when an instructor plans to show a reserved video in class). Should a faculty member exercise this option, the resource will be checked out to the faculty memberís library record while it is out of the library.
BORROWING RESERVE ITEMS
Reserve materials are for in-house use only. To borrow library resources, students and employees must produce their college ID card. Fines accrue on items not returned and records may be sealed.
FACULTY RESPONSIBILITIESFaculty cooperation in this process includes:
So that the library can effectively manage access to reserves, faculty cooperation is needed.
- Completing reserve forms each semester that describe each item on reserve.
- Reserving only works that comply with U.S. copyright laws and restrictions.
- Following all library policies and procedures regarding reserves.
- Considering whether they are providing enough copies of reserve materials for the number of students that must access them.
- Delaying notification to students of reserves until items are actually available in the library.
Questions and comments regarding Library Reserves should be directed to Itaski Jenkins at (843) 574-6316 or firstname.lastname@example.org.