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Print Reserves Guidelines

CSU Dominguez Hills faculty are welcome to request that library owned or personal materials be placed on Reserve at the University Library. A total of 15 items may be placed on reserves per course per semester*. Simply fill out and print the Reserve Request Form and submit it with materials to Reserves desk. Should you require assistance, please visit the Reserve Book room in the north side of the library. Or, call 310-243-3717 and speak with a staff member.

Processing for Course Reserve material is on a first-come, first serve basis. We recommend Faculty submit course reserve request 2 weeks prior to the beginning of each semester. Requests placed after the start of the semester may take several days to process.

Faculty may place up to a total of 15 items on print reserves and e-reserves per course, per semester. So, any combination of physical and e-reserves items up to a total of 15.

Examples of items that can be placed on Reserves

  • Books (Library-owned and personal items)
  • Course readings
  • Homework solutions
  • Previously used tests for study purposes

Library Owned Material

CSUDH Library owned books placed on reserve do not need any form of copyright or publisher authorization. Books owned by other Libraries may not be placed on reserve. CSUDH Library owned books are pulled from our shelves and placed on Reserve for student use. Alternatively, faculty may pull the books and bring them in with the request form. Library owned material brought in with the request form is processed significantly quicker, than if our staff is required to pull from the stacks. Otherwise, allow at least 72 hours for processing before materials are available for student check-out.

Please plan accordingly if materials are needed by a specific date.

Personal Owned Items

Instructors can submit their own personal copy to be placed on reserve. To place personal items on reserve, fill out and print the Course Reserve form and drop it off to the Reserve Book Room along with your personal course materials.

CSU Dominguez Hills Library Print Reserves service complies with the fair use guidelines for photocopied material established by the U.S. Copyright Law, Code Title 17. Loan Periods and Removal of Reserve Items

In order to regulate usage of reserve items, please select the loan-period for each item: 2- hour/Overnight; 2-hour/No Overnight; 2-day; and 4-day.

Course Reserves will be removed and deactivated 2-weeks after the conclusion of each semester unless noted on the request form. Reserve items may be repeated each semester or placed on permanent residency. When requesting placement on permanent reserve, please be aware that the material will no longer be available to patrons other than current CSUDH Faculty, Staff or Students.