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Library Policies, Guidelines and Procedures

Course Reserve Information

Course reserves are high-use materials assigned to entire classes.  We have two types of reserves, Physical Reserves located at the Circulation/Reserve Desk and Electronic Reserves which are available 24/7 through the library catalog.  Both types of reserve request require the same form.  To complete the form, it must have the faculty name, UNK email, phone number, name of class, number of class, and date for removal from reserve. 

Physical Reserves can include entire C.T. Ryan library books, personal copies of books, articles, CDs, DVDs and videos. Reserve items may have varying checkouts periods ranging from 1 hour to 7 days.  There is no grace period for reserve checkouts.  

Electronic Reserves are limited to articles or less than 10% of a book.  UNK faculty are notified by email once their material has been scanned and placed on electronic reserve and what the password is to access the material.  Electronic Reserves can be found here.  We guarantee materials to be placed on reserve within 36 hours of the request.

Reserve Form

Online Form

To request a reserve online click on the link below.

Online Reserve Form

Additional Information

From the time your reserve material and completed form are brought to the Circulation Desk, we require one week for processing before you assign this material.

All photocopied items, personal books, and library books to be placed on Paper or Electronic Reserves must be listed on a Reserve Request form. 
Items are placed on reserve for one semester.  No materials will be placed on permanent reserve.  You may indicate a date on the Reserve Request form for materials to be returned to you.
The library is not responsible for damage or loss of personal material that is placed on reserve.  
Reserve periods are:
1 hr. – library only 
2 hr. – library only
4 hr. – library only
1 day – no grace period
2 day-no grace period
3 day – no grace period
4 day – no grace period
7 day – no grace period
If you have any questions please contact the Circulation Desk at 865-8598.


The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code) governs the making of photocopies of other reproductions of copyrighted material.  Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy of reproductions.  One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be “used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research.”  If a user later uses a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of “fair use,” that user may be liable for copyright infringement.  This institution reserves the right to refuse materials to place on reserve if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.