Put Items on Reserve

The Marine Resources Library will place items on reserve for course instructors.

Faculty may place materials on reserve for checkout periods of 2 hours, 24 hours, 3 days or 1 week. Syllabi, lecture notes, tests, periodical articles, book chapters, and some other materials may be placed on electronic reserve in OAKS. Books, audiovisual materials and other items may be placed on traditional reserve.  Faculty members are responsible for providing accurate bibliographic information and obtaining copyright permissions.

Materials submitted for course reserve take a minimum of 3 working days to process from the time received.

  • The College of Charleston Libraries have established a copyright and fair use policy for electronic reserve materials. To view the policy, go to our Copyright Guide. All materials requested to be put on electronic reserve must comply with this policy.
  • You must write citation information on each photocopied item you submit for either traditional or electronic reserve.
    Books: author, title, publisher, date of publication, page numbers.
    Journal articles: journal title, volume, issue, date, page numbers.
  • Reserve Book Request Form
  • Reserve Article Request Form

Submit reserve request forms to Geoff Timms, Librarian for Marine Resources at timmsgp@cofc.edu.

Placing Materials on Electronic Reserve

What may be submitted:

  • syllabi, lecture notes, tests or other material you have created.
  • student papers if you submit written permission from the student.
  • articles from periodicals.
  • chapters from books.

Friendly Reminders:

  • MRL staff will retrieve library books for faculty
  • Course packets cannot be placed on reserve
  • Use OAKS if you prefer to reserve your materials online

Form in which material may be submitted:

  • MS Word documents on disk, electronic files (such as text files), or Adobe Acrobat pdf files, standard image files, and Powerpoint presentations, mpeg and almost any other format.
  • A clean, legible photocopy of the material.

How to submit requests:

  • Please complete the OAKS course reserve request form.  Then add Geoff Timms as a content assistant (see steps below).
    1. From your course page in OAKS click on “classlist”
    2. click on add participants
    3. click existing user
    4. under existing user search for timms or timmsgp@cofc.edu under first, last name and email
    5. check the box next to the circle account and set the role to content assistant
    6. click enroll participant and that would give us authorization to post your documents on your course page(s).
  • Complete all portions of the  Scanned item form.
  • Include complete citations for photocopied materials for copyright purposes.
  • Attach copies of any copyright permissions you have obtained.
  • Bring or email the Scanned item form, print materials and/or electronic files (e.g., disks) to the MRL service desk or email the form and material to timmsgp@cofc.edu.