Reserves Information for Faculty

To submit reserves: download the Course Reserves Submission Form; fill it out, save and submit it via email to 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

COCC faculty may use the Print Reserves service to make readings and audiovisual materials available to their students for limited time periods. 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.

Electronic Reserves

Library staff can help faculty obtain, scan, or upload materials to Blackboard Courses. Contact Public Services at for assistance.