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Course Reserves - Lafayette: Policies & How To Add Course Reserves

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Many thanks to Jonathan Puckett at Ivy Tech Northeast for the creation of this LibGuide !

Lafayette Campus Library

Hours:

Mon. - Thurs.: 7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Fri.:  7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Sat.: 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Sun.:  Closed


Location:

Ivy Tech Library
3101 South Creasy Lane
Lafayette, IN 47903-6299
ph. 765-269-5300


 

Adding Course Reserve Material (Instructions For Faculty)

If you have a textbook or other material you would like to place on reserve in the library for your class, please bring it to the Circulation Desk in the Library.  You will be asked to fill out the Course Reserve Form, which is located above, or you can print it out and complete it in advance. If you want to send material via the campus mail, please print out a copy of the Course Reserve Form for each item and send it with your material. Also, if you have reserve books for Monticello, Crawfordsville, or Frankfort, please label them and send them to the Library here in Lafayette first for processing.  We will send them to the sites after they have been entered into the guide.  If you have any questions please contact Sarah Rice (srice60@ivytech.edu or call 765-269-5384).

Please be aware that due to the COVID situation, additional processing time will be necessary for all received materials, including course reserves. We appreciate your patience as we work through these challenging times together!

We don't have the funds to purchase course reserve books for all classes on campus, so we rely on instructors to obtain copies.  Often, publishers will allow a free reference/desk copy to the instructor.  A few sample publishers are listed below:

Cengage:  https://cengage.force.com/s/article/Cengage-com-I-would-like-to-request-a-Desk-Review-copy-of-my-textbook-Instructor

McGraw-Hill: https://mhedu.force.com/CSOM/s/desk-copy-form

Norton   https://wwnorton.com/ordering-and-returns/request-exam-or-desk-copy

Pearson:  https://support.pearson.com/getsupport/s/article/Desk-Copy

Course Reserve Policies (For Students)

Course reserve materials can be textbooks or other material placed on reserve by faculty and are shelved behind the Circulation Desk in the Library. Students must show a current Ivy Tech photo ID at the desk.  Library staff will print the student's name on the blue check-out card. All course reserve materials must be used in the library, and they have a two-hour checkout. If a student wishes to use a reserve longer than two hours, they should bring the item back to the desk at the end of that period and request a renewal. If no one else is waiting to use the item, it will be renewed for another two hours.

Please note that the library does not purchase current textbooks; those that are on reserve are donated by faculty or the schools. If you are taking a test in the Assessment Center (Ivy Hall room 1135) and are allowed to use a textbook that is currently on reserve, you may make arrangements in advance with the library staff to have the book sent to the Assessment Center for your test. You may not take the book yourself.