Skip to Main Content

"Course Reserves Instructions for Faculty: Course Reserves Home

Roanoke College Logo Fintel Lbrary
Log in to your account  

Course Reserves instructions for faculty


For copyright information please see Course Reserves Copyright Guidelines.

If you have questions relating to Course Reserves, contact us by phone at 375-2294 or Or, you may stop by the Lending Services Desk between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. As always, we appreciate your cooperation.

Processing time for placing items on Reserve

For materials not requiring copyright permission, allow two weeks lead time during the first four weeks of the fall and spring semesters. Otherwise, a minimum of 72 hours is required to process materials.

Items submitted on Friday are usually processed the following week; i.e., students will not have access to them over the weekend.

Materials can be processed faster when you submit them between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday when we're able to discuss any questions or comments you might have.

Submission deadlines for copyrighted items needing permission

June 1st - For Fall semester items
November 1st - For Spring semester items
March 1st - For May/IL/Summer I & II terms items


Checklist for placing books, DVDs, videos, CDs, and other non-photocopied items on Reserve

You might consider asking student assistants or departmental secretaries to assist you with the pre-processing tasks below. The library keeps on hand a supply of folders if supplies are not readily available in departmental offices.

___ Read the Course Reserves Copyright Guidelines first.

___ Submit your requests via the online request form.

____ When items are available for students , anticipate an email from Fintel Library staff in which we confirm that your request is complete.

Removal of Reserve materials

Photocopied/scanned readings cannot remain on Reserve for more than one semester without copyright permission. A Web Announcement ("Daily e-mail") is submitted at the end of each semester to remind you to retrieve your personal books or films placed on reserve. Please let us know of your intention to pick them up so that we can have your materials ready for you when you arrive.


Steps to access your course record and online catalog E-Reserve readings

You must have Adobe Acrobat to access the readings.

To review the list of items on Reserve for your courses, follow either of these procedures:

From the library home page, toggle the search box from "search everything" to "course reserves". Perform your search. Click on the reading(s) of interest.

From here, you and your students can access your E-Reserve materials:

Please contact the Lending Services Desk (375-2294) if you or your students have any difficulties accessing E-Reserves.

About Fintel Library

Profile Photo
Fintel Library
Fintel Library
220 High Street
Salem, VA 24153-3794

Administration- 540.375.2293
Archives- 540.375.2490
Lending Services- 540.375.2294
Library Technology- 540.375.2575
Reference- 540.375.2295