Course Reserves Guide

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During COVID-19
Please note that textbooks will check out for the whole term in Winter 2021. This means fewer people will have access to them.  Email libcirc@linnbenton.edu or visit our COVID-19/Remote Services page to find out about other options.
Course reserves (Borrowing Textbooks)

The LBCC Library's Reserves collection assists students who may be in need of a short-term loan of a class book or textbook. While the collection has many textbooks, it does not have all books used in all LBCC courses. The Library encourages students to use the collection to aid them when waiting for financial aid or for their textbooks to arrive in the bookstore; it is generally not a good practice to rely upon the collection for an entire term as a particular reserve book might have to be shared amongst 20-60 students.

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How long can I keep a reserve book?
Reserve items generally check out for either 2 hours or 3 days.  2 hour items must remain in the building. There is a photocopier and scanner located by the Jimi Hendrix poster close to the Library stairwell at the Albany Campus Library. The HOC library in Lebanon has a scanner located near the emergency exit.  LBCC students are expected to comply with copyright laws. Making copies of short passages for personal use may fall within fair use.
What if the Library doesn't have a book I need for a class?
  • Ask your instructor to see if a copy of the item may be placed in the Library's Reserves collection.

  • Ask a librarian to see what other avenues might exist for obtaining items.

  • Contact the Roadrunner Resource Center (resources@linnbenton.edu) for assistance if you can't afford your course materials.
What if I lose a reserve book?
Please note that, in accordance with the library's circulation policy,  significant or repeated failure to return library items (including technology) may result in suspension of a library user's borrowing privileges.
COVID-19
Please note that textbooks will check out for the whole term in Winter 2021. This means fewer people will have access to them.  Email libcirc@linnbenton.edu or visit our COVID-19/Remote Services page to find out about other options.
What are course reserves?

Course reserves are a way to temporarily make available materials that students need for coursework, either required or optional reading/viewing. These are usually the books or DVDs listed in the class syllabus, recommended testing books for students preparing for an exam, or items students need to reference for an assignment. These items have limited checkout periods of two hours or three days, so that multiple students can access the item before an assignment is due. Reserves items are kept behind the library service counter, and may be restricted to library building use only. The library cannot guarantee the availability of materials when there is high demand. Faculty and students are expected to abide by applicable copyright and fair use laws.

 
COVID-19
Please note that textbooks will check out for the whole term in Winter 2021. This means fewer people will have access to them.  Email libcirc@linnbenton.edu or visit our COVID-19/Remote Services page to find out about other options.
Who purchases the course reserves?

Most of the items in the Reserves collection are loaned or donated to the library by a course instructor or an academic department. Instructors are responsible for submitting materials for reserve and for copyright compliance related to the materials. The library generally does not purchase items for Reserves collection, but in some instances, the library may purchase items for this collection. Librarians are responsible for the purchase decisions related to the materials in this collection. Priority consideration will be given to items that have been repeatedly requested by students. 

How do I add my textbook to the course reserves?
LBCC faculty may place items on reserve by bringing them to the Albany campus library or HOC library in Lebanon and filling out a reserves form for the items. If you wish to fill out the forms in advance, you can print the reserves form, complete and sign it, then bring the form along with your reserve items to the library. Library-owned materials may be placed on reserve by pulling the item from the stacks, giving it to library personnel, and filling out a reserves form for it. It may take several days for the items to be processed and ready for checkout.
Who can I talk to about the course reserves?
Libcirc@linnbenton.edu
Libref@linnbenton.edu