West Chester University
While electronic reserves has replaced print reserves in most cases, some materials, such as books, prohibitively lengthy documents, and items that cannot be scanned legibly, are best suited for print reserves. The print copies of these materials are shelved or filed at reserves, where they are available to students for a time period designated by the instructor. Most print reserve items are required to be used in the library, but instructors may choose to allow items to be checked out for periods ranging from a few hours to a few days to a few weeks.
To place items on reserve in print form, please bring the materials to the reserve desk and complete a reserves form. Please allow as much processing time as possible, especially at peak times such as the beginning of a semester. If time allows, materials can be mailed to reserves along with the completed form.
Fines for overdue reserve materials are $1.00 per day.
We use ERes by Docutek to place articles, chapters, solutions, sample exams, Powerpoint presentations, etc. in course pages on the web. The system is easy for students to use and allows them to view and print material for classes from any computer at any time.
Guidelines for Submitting Items for Electronic Reserves
Faculty can submit items for electronic reserves in a variety of ways. Items in electronic format, such as exams created in MSWord, can simply be emailed as an attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org. Items in paper format, such as journal articles, should be brought to the reserve desk, where an appropriate form can be completed. Library staff will handle scanning or formatting materials and make them available over the web, where they can be accessed by a specific course page URL, by links to ERes from the FHG Library home page, or by going directly to ERes at http://eres.wcupa.edu/courseindex.asp.
To make our process as efficient as possible and to provide the best quality materials for students, we ask faculty to follow these guidelines: