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Placing Materials on Course Reserve - For Faculty

Placing materials on reserve is a good way to make sure important course materials are available to all students in the class. Textbooks on reserve allow students to keep up in class while they wait for financial aid, the arrival of books ordered online, or for the bookstore to replenish stock.

Types of Reserve Materials

  • Textbooks (and accompanying CDs)
  • Other books (instructor and library copies)
  • Lecture notes
  • Supplemental course readers, packets, etc. 
  • Loose materials such as photocopies (in a folder or binder)

How to Place Materials on Reserve

  • Fill out the Course Reserve Materials Request Form if you intend to make physical items available for student check out at one of the library locations. 
  • Print out the completed form and bring it and the material(s) to the appropriate library location.
  • Please allow up to 10 days for personal items to be processed by library staff. 

Contact Library Staff about Reserves

Questions about placing reserves should be directed to the circulation staff at the appropriate library location:

Rosenberg Library (Ocean Campus) Shirley Lee or Anna Nguyen 415-452-5433
Media Center (Ocean Campus) Miguel Magos 415-452-5593
Alice Statler Library Andrea Niosi 415-239-3460
Chinatown/North Beach Center Library Janet Carmona 415-395-8643
Downtown Center Library Brian Darr 415-267-6578
Evans Center Library Wendy Owens 415-550-4426
John Adams Center Library Angela Webster 415-561-1946
Mission Center Library Janet Carmona 415-920-6041
Southeast Center Library Chad Stephenson 415-561-1993
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