The Ames Library offers physical and electronic access to reserve material. Physical Reserves are hard copies of material temporarily shelved at the Library Service Desk for specific courses. Electronic reserves are digitized material made available through Moodle

Spring 2021

We will only offer electronic reserves through Moodle for Spring Semester 2021. Print reserves services will not be available.  All print items returned to the Ames Library will be quarantined for three days at the minimum. This means that once an item is returned, it cannot be checked out again for three days. This puts both students and faculty at a disadvantage, and puts our frontline library staff at risk since they handle items as a part of their daily work. So, it is our determination that we do not offer print reserve services for the upcoming semester, and instead offer a more robust set of digitization services or investing in ebooks and other materials to provide access to course materials. If you need assistance with identifying electronic course materials, please  contact your liaison . We strongly recommend using our rich collection of ebooks and/or streaming video collections (see below), requesting scanning of print chapters or sections of books in our collection, or exploring the many  Open Educational Resources  now available. 

Please note there may be some materials we are unable to procure as electronic reserves, such as textbooks. For background on this issue, please see statements from the  University of Guelph  and  Grand Valley State University

Reserve Request Due Dates
  • Spring Semester - December 7st
  • May Term - April 1st