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Class Reserve Materials during COVID

Library Suspends Course Reserves This Fall
(from library email to faculty on July 7, 2020)

There will be no print books, other print materials, or DVDs on reserve at Lilly or Science and Technology Commons for Fall 2020 and Spring 2021. 

Factors driving this decision include:

  • Minimum standard of 72 hour quarantine for returned items. Because print reserves usually check out for 2-hour, 4-hour, and 1-day loan periods, this minimum quarantine creates dramatic delays in the availability of items.
  • Print materials cannot be cleaned easily to reduce quarantine time.
  • Isolated and quarantined students are unable to access print materials or DVDs on reserve.
  • Off-campus students are unable to access print materials or DVDs on reserve.

The library has many items available in electronic formats (ebooks, streaming media, etc) through the library catalog. Faculty wishing to explore options for the purchase of additional ebooks or streaming media content for students, or those who would like to learn more about OER (open educational resoruces) should contact a librarian to learn about what options are available. 

Equipment on reserve (headphones, calculators, cameras, recording equipment, adapters, laptops, etc.) is available for checkout but items are subject to quarantine upon return, so availability may be limited. See our page on AV equipment for more details on what equipment is currently available at Lilly and in the Science and Technology Commons.


Traci Johnson

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