Library How-To: Reserves

Library How-To is a regular feature that describes tasks and services the University of Manitoba Libraries offers.

What are reserves?
Reserves are library material that is included on an instructor’s reading list for an actively-taught course. Reserve items will have a much shorter loan period than other library material (eg. 2 hour, 4 hour, 1 day).

Why put library material on reserve?
Library material is put on reserve so students have a “fairer” chance to read the material.

Where do I pick up reserve items?
You pick up reserve items from the front desk of the NJM Health Sciences Library. To make things easier for library staff, you can ensure you have the call number of the book (or title and author). If not, don’t worry! We can look the item up for you in our online catalogue.

What if I return a reserve book late?
Try not to! Reserve material late fines are charged per hour or per day, depending on the loan, and can add up quickly. If an item has a loan period by the hour (eg. 2 hour), the late fines are $0.50 per hour. If an item has a loan period by the day (eg. 1 day), the late fines are $3 per day.

How do I put an item on reserve?
If you are teaching a course, you can request material to be put on reserve either:

You will need your course number, course name, what library materials you require (title and edition), loan period length, and the date that the material is no longer needed (typically when the course is finished).

Can I put my own books on reserve for a course I am teaching?
Of course, and many faculty members do! You will be emailed a reminder to pick up your material when you no longer need the material on reserve.

Questions?
Speak to library staff at the front desk, phone (204-789-3342), email (healthlibrary@umanitoba.ca), or use the Ask Us service.

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Attributions


“Book,” Arthur Slain. Retrieved from https://thenounproject.com/search/?q=book&i=992655. Used under CC 3.0 license, available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/us/legalcode

 

“Preferences,” Vectors Market. Retrieved from https://thenounproject.com/search/?q=screwdriver&i=824133Used under CC 3.0 license, available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/us/legalcode

 

“Computer,” Pombatta. Retrieved from https://thenounproject.com/search/?q=computer&i=1134708. Used under CC 3.0 license, available at:https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/us/legalcode

 

“Knowledge,” Raymik. Retrieved from https://thenounproject.com/search/?q=hand%20book&i=1352665. Used under CC 3.0 license, available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/us/legalcode

 

“Book Delivery,” Wynne Nafus Sayer. Retrieved from https://thenounproject.com/search/?q=book%20delivery&i=85121. Used under CC 3.0 license, available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/us/legalcode

Thanks to the University of Alberta Libraries and their feature Library Hacks, which was used as inspiration.

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