Phone: (415) 422-2660
Location: First Floor, main lobby
General Reserves Policy
Only required materials
for instructional coursework may be placed on Reserve. Recommended
materials may not be placed on Reserve. Reserve items may be the
personal property of the instructor or the property of USF. Neither
materials on loan from other libraries or institutions, nor copied
videos or DVDs may not be placed on Reserve.
Personal material must be picked up by the end of the semester. All other material is returned to the library stacks.
Connecting Course Reserves to Blackboard.
Reserves Request Form
Prepare your reserve reading lists using the Reserve Request Form.
Online Reserves Request Form
the loan periods for each item. Because demand for materials can
fluctuate, we reserve the right to adjust assigned loan periods to
accommodate the needs of students.
Five loan periods are available:
Library Use Only
Materials are charged out for two-hour periods and must be used in the building. They do not circulate overnight.
Materials are charged out for two-hour periods and may be taken outside
the building. They may be borrowed for overnight use one hour before
the Library closes and are due one hour after opening the following day.
Three Hour Film
Materials are charged out for three-hour periods, and may be taken
outside the building. They may be borrowed for overnight use two hours
before the Library closes and are due one hour after opening the
Materials may be checked out at any time and are due 24 hours later.
Materials are due any time on the seventh day.
Submit Reserves Request Form and materials to Circulation/Reserves staff two weeks before the semester begins.
book purchase requests to the Circulation/Reserves Librarian 6 to 8
weeks before the semester begins. The library does not purchase
textbooks required for courses at USF. Faculty may place personal
copies of textbooks on temporary reserve for their students. The
addition of introductory textbooks not required for courses is
determined by the Acquisitions Librarian or Head of Collection
A minimum of three days is required to process physical materials.
At the end of each semester, course material is removed and course web pages are deactivated. Personal material must be picked up by the end of the semester.
All other material is returned to the library stacks. To activate a
course for the next successive semester, fill out a new Reserves
Please remind your students that
University Library policy requires that they present a valid USF I.D.
to check out Reserves material.
General guidelines of
this nature cannot hope to cover all situations which may arise. We
wish to be as flexible as possible in meeting the needs of students and
faculty. If further questions arise, please do not hesitate to bring
them to our attention: firstname.lastname@example.org.