Reserves Information for Faculty

To submit reserves: download the Course Reserves Submission Form; fill it out, save and submit it via email to circ@cocc.edu. You will need Adobe Reader 9 or later to use this form. You can download the most recent version at the Adobe website.

Print Reserves

Faculty may use the Print Reserves service to make readings and audiovisual materials available to COCC and OSU-Cascades Campus students for limited time periods. COCC and OSU-Cascades library-owned items may be put on reserves, as well as required and/or supplementary texts. Books or AV not owned by the library must be provided by the faculty. The Library doesn't purchase textbooks or required course materials for reserves.

  • Instructors are responsible for fair use of copyrighted reserves materials. Before you place copyrighted materials on reserve, please refer to the Library's Copyright Guidelines for Print Reserves.
  • The library needs a minimum of 2 working days to process Print Reserve materials before these items are available for student use. Exception: Additional time may be needed at the beginning of each term, when many faculty submit reserves at the same time. To ensure that material is ready by the first day of the term, please submit reserves items one week prior to the beginning of the term.
  • Submit reserve materials at the Library Circulation Desk along with a Reserve form. You can also send reserve materials and the completed form via intercampus mail to the Circulation Department.

e-Reserves

Faculty may use the e-Reserves service for materials such as course syllabi, sample exams or student papers, class lecture notes, problem sets, articles from journals, and small portions of books.

Materials are scanned, posted online, and made available for student use 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. The advantage of e-Reserves is that it provides remote access to reserve materials that traditionally have been available only in the library, during library hours. Another advantage is that e-Reserves eliminates the wait for items that have been checked out by other students, something that can be particularly important for larger classes.

  • Instructors are responsible for fair use of copyrighted reserves materials. Before you place copyrighted materials on reserve, please refer to the Library's Copyright Guidelines for e-Reserves.
  • The library needs a minimum of 2 working days to process e-Reserves materials before these items are available for student use. Exception: Additional time may be needed at the beginning of each term, when many faculty submit reserves at the same time. To ensure that material is ready by the first day of the term, please submit reserves items one week prior to the beginning of the term.
  • Paper documents need to be provided in an 8 1/2 x 11 inch format. Paper copies submitted for e-Reserves should be clear and readable.
  • Scanned documents create large files and may cause downloading or printing problems. It is advisable that each single item submitted for e-Reserves is limited to 15 pages or less. Large files may be split into smaller files for ease of downloading.
  • Submit reserve materials at the Library Circulation Desk along with a Reserve form. You can also send reserve materials and the completed form via intercampus mail to the Circulation Department. Files already in electronic format (PDF, docx, ppt, etc.) can be submitted via email to the Circulation Department at circ@cocc.edu.
  • Use of e-Reserves by students requires the free Adobe Acrobat Reader, which can be downloaded at the Adobe website.