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Reserve Collection

Reserves” are materials set aside by your teachers for the entire class.  These reserves can be hard copy (kept at the library at the Circulation Desk) or electronic.  Your teacher will provide you with the class password for your e-reserves.

Reserve materials can be found HERE.

RACERtrac provides three (3) ways to access your instructor's reserve material: by instructor's name, department, and course number. After locating the appropriate materials, click on the title you need to retrieve the electronic version, or ask at the Circulation Desk for the hard copy.

Material in hardcopy includes books, audio and video cassette tapes, DVDs, compact discs, CD-ROMs, and photocopies of periodical articles or chapters of books. All hardcopy items on reserve are kept at the circulation desk in Waterfield Library and may circulate for limited loan periods all hours that the library is open.
Material on electronic reserve (e-reserve) includes locally produced material (sample tests and answer sheets, course syllabi and outlines, study guides and class notes, etc.), periodical articles and book chapters, streamed video, and links to web-based resources.

E-reserve material is available directly through RACERtrac and listed on screen with the searchable note "PDF copy available." Your instructor will give you a course user name and password enabling you to call up e-reserve items for your courses.

Software Needed to View Electronic Reserve Material

E-reserve items are stored in the Adobe PDF file format. To read and print e-reserve items your workstation must be loaded with Adobe Acrobat Reader, version 5.0 or higher. Workstations within the library or computer labs across campus are ideal for e-reserve use.

 

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