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Course Reserves/Streaming Media: Print Reserves

What Are Print Reserves?

Broome Library holds library-owned and faculty-owned textbooks and other materials on Print Reserve to loan to students for 2 hours or overnight.


Placing Library-Owned Materials on Print Reserve

Faculty may submit requests to place library-owned materials on reserve for their course by:

  • emailing 
    • Please include the name of the course, the materials you wish to have placed on reserve, and the desired length of the loan (2-hour or overnight)

Placing Faculty-Owned Materials on Print Reserve

Faculty can drop off personal copies of books at the circulation desk at Broome Library.  Faculty can submit this form with the books, or the form will be provided for completion at the circulation desk. Books may also be dropped off in any library drop box.

Please note that faculty owned books are likely to undergo wear and tear while on reserve, and will be returned with a barcode tag that would be difficult to remove without damage to the books.  

Requesting Materials for Purchase

To request the purchase of material for print reserves use, please send an e-mail to with information about the material and the course in which it will be used.

Please note that it may take several weeks to process purchase requests.


What Students Say About Print Reserves

If faculty have extra copies of their text at home or in their office, it would be a great benefit to students to have them placed on print reserve.  Here's what students have said about print reserves:

"Sometimes the book my professor needs is out of my budget or unavailable for me. Having the reserve helps me lots."

"Having textbooks on reserve has been critical for my success because it is the way I’ve been able to learn better the material in class. Also, it helps a lot economically because at times I don’t have access to buy a book, I can rely on the library books."

"I wouldn’t have been able to afford all my textbooks, reserves allowed me to stay in all my classes."

"I am too poor to buy $50 textbooks just for a couple uses of it, so having on reserve really reduces my $$$ stress."

Need Help? Contact Us

If you have questions, need help, or would like to submit a request, let us know!

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