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Reserve Items

Search the Online Catalog to see if a title is on reserve.

If an item is on reserve, the location information in the catalog record will show PSCC, followed by Library or the name of the Pellissippi site campus ERC where the item is located and Reserve Room.

Faculty members may place library materials, personal copies of items, and photocopies (in compliance with copyright law) on reserve at any campus location for the use of their classes.  Most reserve items have a 2-hour loan period for use only in the Library at Hardin Valley Campus or in the ERC at other campus locations.  Additional options are 1-day and 3-day loan periods.  Discuss the availability of a longer loan period, if needed, with the circulation staff.

To Place an Item on Reserve

  1. Bring or forward items for reserve to the circulation desk for classes offered at the Hardin Valley Campus, or to the appropriate ERC service desk for classes offered at other campus locations (please contact the circulation librarian at the Hardin Valley Campus if you need to place items on reserve at Strawberry Plains). You will be asked to complete a form at the desk. If you do not deliver the items in person, please include the following information with the items: your name and contact information, the course number, and the loan period desired.
  2. Please allow 24 hours for processing before sending students to the library to use the materials. Items are processed as quickly as possible, however, backlogs can occur especially at the beginning of a semester. Please remind your students to take their Pellissippi State ID cards with them when they plan to use reserve materials, as the ID card is required in order to check out reserve items. Include a full citation with ALL photocopied materials and a release form (student-created materials release form) with all student-originated materials. Otherwise, processing of the items may be delayed.

Number of Copies.  One copy of an item is usually adequate for reserve use. For large classes, you might consider placing a second copy on reserve.

Textbooks. The library does not purchase textbooks used for Pellissippi State courses. Faculty may bring in personal or departmental copies of textbooks to place on reserve.

Excerpts from Copyrighted Sources. Any materials printed or photocopied from a copyrighted source must include a full citation. Otherwise, processing may be delayed until a citation is provided. Copies will be accepted and held on reserve in accordance with Copyright law.

Student-Created Materials on Reserve. Any student-created work (i.e. sample project or research paper) placed on reserve must be accompanied by a release form. Otherwise, the materials will not be processed until the release is received. Student-Created Materials Release Form

Items Not Owned by the Library or the Instructor.  Items borrowed from other libraries or borrowed through Interlibrary Loan may not be placed on reserve.

End-of-Term Review.  At the end of each term, faculty members will be asked to review a list of their reserve items and update it for the following term. Items not being used during the next semester will be removed from reserve.
  • Excerpts from copyrighted sources may only be placed on reserve for one term without written permission from the copyright owner. So faculty members who want to use the same photocopied item in subsequent terms should request permission, allowing adequate time to receive an answer from the copyright holder.
  • All items will be removed from reserve if the Library is not notified that they will be needed for the next term.
  • In the absence of other instructions, items belonging to the faculty member will be returned to their department via campus mail when they are removed from reserve.

Risk to Reserve Items.  While the library strives to keep all materials secure, please be aware that there may be a slight risk of damage to or loss of any of your personal copies of items placed on reserve.

Copyright and Reserve

Due to copyright restrictions, we may not always be able to accept copied materials for reserve. We may, however, be able to suggest alternatives. Please feel free to discuss your reserve needs with us. We want you to make the fullest possible use of our reserve services. Please see the College's copyright policy at:  Pellissippi State Use of Copyrighted Materials Policy.

The Campus Guide To Copyright Compliance may also be useful in understanding the legal and ethical use of copyrighted materials in educational settings.

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Questions?

For Site-Specific Questions:

Pellissippi State Library - Hardin Valley Campus
Circulation Desk
(865) 694-6516

Division Street ERC
Service Desk 
(865) 971-5215

Blount County ERC
Service Desk
(865) 981-5326

Magnolia ERC
Service Desk
(865) 329-3110

Strawberry Plains Open Lab
Service Desk
(865) 225-2309