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The Phillips Library offers a full range of library services to our faculty including course reserves, reserves copyright compliance, purchase of recommended materials, unlimited interlibrary loans, networking with research assistants, and extended check-out periods. As a matter of fact, we kind of spoil you guys.

How to do reserves:

Reserves let your students have access to course materials
All required readings for courses will be placed on reserve in the library. Typical reserves are noncirculating, though additional copies of reserve books circulate for one week, with options to renew. Instructors can request that the default book policy be changed to suit their class's needs. Each semester, the reserve materials are placed on the Reserve Shelf in the library, organized by instructor, class, and call number. What is on the shelf depends on instructor requests or the booklists they submit before the start of each semester.

Need items placed on reserve or help with posting eReserves to Moodle? 
To ensure your reserve shelf has all required readings, please send booklists to either the Reserves Librarian Katherine Casey or the Dean's assistant when due. Requests for eReserves can come at any time during the semester, though please be aware that some eReserves require copyright permission, which can take time to secure. It is recommended you let the Reserves Librarian know of your eReserve needs at the same time you submit your course's booklist. If a portion of a work needed for your class does not fall under fair use, the Reserves Librarian will verify licenses and/or request permissions for use. In addition to copyright compliance, the Reserves Librarian will help with digitizing & posting eReserve materials (such as texts, films, or audio) to Moodle.*

Want to see what reserves are on the reserve shelf?
To search what books are on reserves, use the Phillips's Library Catalog Reserve tab. This tab will search all materials associated with the Reserve Shelf in the library. It is recommended you search by course code and instructor name. You can narrow down your results in the left hand side bar to be sure you have the specific course you're looking for. Please note the location of the results and their availability, as some reserves are reference books merely associated with a class (and therefore still on the reference shelves), or are checked out.

Faculty Surrogates

"Faculty Surrogates” are designated borrowers (often a research assistant) who may check out library materials for faculty members when specifically authorized to do so. Those receiving a borrowing authorization must have their own access & borrowing privileges for the library. Faculty members are responsible for materials checked out to them by their authorized surrogate borrowers, & faculty members are also responsible for returning these materials to the library by their due date. Overdue notices will be sent to the faculty member. 

Interlibrary loan materials may also be obtained by surrogates.

To set up a surrogate, please contact the Library or call 918.270.6437.



*Course reserve materials must comply with the U.S. copyright laws and seminary policies. The library will not knowingly place material on course reserve which violates the U.S. copyright law and/or seminary policies pertaining to copyright.


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