Our course reserve service makes specific readings available to students in either hard copy or electronic format.

Course Reserves

Course reserves function as an extension of the classroom, providing increased flexibility for instructors and enhanced learning opportunities for students.

Copies of assigned and supplemental readings, previous tests and other materials are made available for short-term loan (print copies) or as PDFs. Access to a list of your reserve items, including electronic reserves, is available through the catalog, and you can search by either instructor name or course.

Types of Materials
There are two types of reserve materials available:

  • Traditional reserves consist of physical copies of items. These may be library-or faculty-owned items.
  • Electronic reserves consist of items accessed via the catalog, including links to articles in any of the librarys full-text databases.

For Faculty

How to Place Items on Course Reserve
Please bring all items to the information desk. Any photocopied materials must be clear and legible, contain no highlighting or black margins, include a complete citation on a separate page and adhere to copyright guidelines.

Please allow up to five days at the beginning of semesters and three days during the semester to add material to the database, although we generally do not need that full amount of time for processing.

Periodical articles that are available via library databases will not be scanned. Instead, the library will supply a link to the article.

All access to course material will be deactivated at the end of each semester. You will also find we have campus administrative documents available due to regulation and desire for transparency. These include St. Norbert College disclosure forms as well as the CUPA documents used for salary benchmarking.

For Students

How to Access
You may access course reserve materials through our library catalog by instructor name or course.

Electronic Reserves
You may access reserves through our catalog from either on- or off-campus by entering your SNC network username and password when prompted. These ereserve materials then may be saved or printed for your use in class.

Physical Reserves
Physical reserves are held in the library behind the information desk. To request these materials, simply bring the instructor name and title or call number of the material you'd like to borrow to the information desk and one of our library staff members will be happy to help you.

To reduced your frustrations and aid you in planning, please keep in mind: 

  • Physical items are kept in very limited quantities. Often only one or two copies per course.
  • Check out periods of items are normally very short, often only two hours.
  • MFPs for copying materials are located on first and studio levels of the library.