Library Course Reserves


Library Course Reserves

The Library offers both Print and Electronic Course Reserves. Materials accepted for placement on Reserves include: CSULA regular circulating books, personal copies of books and other course-related material (i.e. class notes, exams, slide presentations, etc.), most government publications, copies of articles, and copies of book chapters. CSULA periodicals (whole issues/volumes) or material owned by another library are not placed on reserve. Copyrighted material that has been photocopied must comply with United States Copyright Law. Faculty should put items on reserve only for courses they are currently teaching.

Electronic Reserves
Print Reserves
Submission Guidelines For each class complete, sign, and date an E-Reserves Request List Form and turned it in at the Circulation Desk, First Floor, Library North along with your materials.

Due to staffing and budgetary constraints faculty must bring all materials (personal and CSULA Library items) to the Circulation Desk to be placed on e-reserves. All materials submitted for scanning must be unbound, high quality copies with the exception of book chapters. 

If the Library owns electronic copies of all the articles to be put on e-reserves the form may be submitted to reserves@calstatela.edu as an attachment as long as article level links are provided for each item. 

All reserve materials are processed in order of the date and time of receipt, no exceptions.

For each class complete, sign and date the Course Reserves Request List Form and turn it in at the Circulation Desk, First Floor, Library North along with your materials.

Due to staffing and budgetary constraints faculty must bring to the Circulation Desk personal copies of books/articles or books/articles retrieved from the Library stacks for placement on reserve. 

Books not owned by the CSULA Library can be rush ordered by noting Please order instead of listing the Call Number. Due to budgetary constraints the Library will only purchase one copy of one title per course per quarter. The order process may take three to several weeks. You will be notified by email when ordered material arrives. 

Faculty can request articles not owned by the CSULA Library via Inter-Library Loan.

All reserve materials are processed in order of the date and time of receipt, no exceptions.

Student Access


Students can access readings online on demand - anytime, anywhere.

Students access materials using a password assigned by the instructor. Articles from databases will require students to log in with their NIS accounts.

Students can check out material for a limited time period. This time period ranges from 1 hour to 7 days and is set at the instructor's discretion. Items are checked out at the Circulation Desk, 1st Floor, Library North.

Limits Each course is limited to a total of 10 electronic items.  This limit is necessary due to staffing and budgetary constraints. 

Processing can take 5-7 working days (M-F) after receipt of materials.

Faculty who need to make more items available electronically should consider using Blackboard.

Each course is limited to a total of 15 print items.  No more than three copies of the same title will be put on reserve for a class. This limit is necessary due to staffing and budgetary constraints. 

Materials will be available to students within 5 working days (M-F) after the day of receipt.

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E-reserves items are in PDF format. You will need the free Adobe Acrobat Reader to view or print items.

E-reserve items will automatically be removed from the reserves collection at the end of the quarter unless a request is received to retain the item on reserve for the following term.

The Library policy for Electronic Reserves is taken from the fair use provisions of United States Copyright Act of 1976. Electronic Reserves is restricted to CSULA students, faculty, and staff.

It is the responsibility of the faculty member to obtain the necessary copyright clearances before materials are processed for e-reserves.

Print reserve items will automatically be removed from the reserves collection at the end of the quarter unless a request is received to retain the item on reserve for the following term.

Photocopies and personal copies of items are returned to the instructor through interoffice mail after the end of the term.

The CSULA Library dose not assume financial responsibility for loss or damage to personal copies.

Questions? call (323) 343-3985 or email reserves@calstatela.edu.