What's on Reserve? Where can I get it?
The purpose of course reserves is to facilitate access to multiple use of materials by students in a class.
Instructors may place these items on reserve:
- Videos (DVD or VHS)
- Multimedia (CD's, DVD's, or Video Files)
You can pick up physcial reserve materials at the Library Access Services Desk on the 2nd floor.
Sometimes your course reserves will have a link to them. You can get an electronic copy of the material. Click on the link, then login and you will get a PDF electronic copy of the document.
What are the advantages?
- Electronic reserves (ERes) are available online to students 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, even when the library is closed.
- Students can access required readings from the convenience of their home or computer lab.
- Students save money by printing out articles rather than making photocopies.
- Faculty can request items to reserve and the Reserve Department will retrieve materials available at WIU and make them available.
- The Reserve Department will apply for copyright permission for articles previoulsly used and for multiple chapters from the same source.
- If approved, the Reserve Department will pay up to $30 per item for copyright permission.
- ERes documents can be accessed directly from the reserve tab in WestCat.
Accessing Course Reserves
You can access the electronic course reserves from the library homepage. Look on the left side navigation bar. Hover over "ILL/E-Reserves/Renewals." Look for "ERes (e-reserves)" Click on this link and it will take you to the course reserves page inside the library catalog.