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Course Reserves

For Students

Your assignments may require you to read materials on reserve at the Library. Faculty place materials (books, test booklets, photocopies) on reserve to allow entire classes to access the same materials. Materials placed on electronic reservecan be accessed from any computer. Print reserve materials are located at the circulation desk. Please note: Fines for overdue print reserve materials are heavy! See the Fines Schedule for more information.

How to access print and electronic reserves:

  • To use print reserve materials, present your student ID. Reserve materials may be checked out for 2 hour use in the library only, and 24 hour or 1 week periods, at the faculty member's discretion. See the reserve list which gives the professor's name, course, and all materials on reserve for a particular class.
  • To use electronic reserve materials, find your professor's course site, and use the password he or she provided to you to log in. You must have Adobe Acrobat Reader loaded in order to view and print these documents. Free copies are available for download at the Adobe web site.
  • Go to Electronic Reserves
  • Download Abode Acrobat Reader

For Faculty

Before materials can be placed on reserve, the Department requires signed copies of the reserve form and the CSU-Pueblo Print Reserve Policy or Electronic Reserve Policy.


You will be notified if any of the materials submitted pose a copyright issue. All faculty and student authored materials must be accompanied by a signed Faculty Intellectual Property Release Form, or a Student Intellectual Property Release Form.


  • Professors may submit up to fifty (50) course reserve items per course.Reserve materials must be submitted to the Library within the first week of the semester they are to be used, and should be arranged with a minimum of 72 hours preceding the assignment.
  • Books on reserve should contain specific reading assignments.
  • Personal copies will be accepted for reserve with the stipulation that the University Library cannot assume responsibility for damage or loss. All personal copies/materials must be picked up at the circulation desk at the end of the academic year.
  • Items to be placed on electronic reserve should be submitted preferably via e-mail to Reserves Staff. Please note if materials can be found via a library subscription database. All file types are supported.
  • Audiovisual materials may be placed on reserve for student viewing in the library. The checkout period may be extended over two hours at the faculty member's discretion.
  • The University Library does not retrieve and photocopy materials to be placed on reserve.
  • Professors are responsible for providing their students with the password to electronic course reserves.
  • Electronic reserve will course sites be archived on the last day of final exams of that semester. If a student has an incomplete, he or she may continue to access reserve materials by using a new course reserves password provided by the professor.
  • All materials will be removed from reserve at the end of the academic semester. There is no permanent reserve. Only materials that are in the public domain will be added after the first two weeks of a semester. See the document," When Works Pass Into the Public Domain in the United States"