Frequently Asked Questions - Reserves and Textbooks

To place materials on reserve, please print and fill out the West Library Reserve Request form and bring the form and the items you would like to place on reserve to the Circulation Desk. Please allow up to two business days for your reserve request to be processed and available for checkout. Library items will be returned to the General collection at the end of the semester.For any questions about your current reserves or about starting a new reserve, please contact June Johnson at x4800 or jujohnson@txwes.edu.

 

You may ask at the Circulation Desk for materials your professor has put on reserve. Come prepared with your professor's name and class number.

Some professors place textbooks on reserve. Most do not. If your professor has indicated that course textbooks/materials have been placed on reserve, you make check out those items at the Circulation Desk.

The library does not stock current textbooks. We may have some supplementary or suggested materials in our collection. You are responsible for purchasing your textbooks.

If your professor has indicated that course textbooks/materials have been placed on reserve at the library, you may check out those items at the Circulation Desk.

At the request of a faculty member, photocopies of articles or chapters of books may be placed on reserve. Under the fair use guidelines photocopies of these materials may be made without requiring permission from the copyright owner. One copy for every 10-15 students in the class is the number recommended in the American Library Association Model Policy Concerning College and University Photocopying Classroom, Research and Library Reserve Use (March 1982).  Material that has been photocopied by the Library for the express purpose of being put on reserve will be the property of the Library and will be retained for a specified period of time.