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An overview of Library services and resources - including hours, phones numbers, maps, and information about Circulation, Textbook Reserves, InterLibrary Loan, and Reference Services
Last Updated: Mar 18, 2014 URL: http://libguides.grossmont.edu/library-information Print Guide RSS Updates

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Reserves

Reserves (Textbooks)

Reserves are educational materials - such as textbooks, calculators, and some audio-video equipment like headphones and voice recorders - that can be checked out for a short time.

Patrons may check out one reserve item at a time and must return it before checking out another item. Certain exceptions may be made in the case of calculators and videos.

The loan period for reserve materials ranges from 3 hours to 7 days. Materials with a 3 hour loan period do not check out overnight.

Reserve items are not available for renewal and may not be placed on hold.

Overdue fines, at the rate of $1.00 per hour, start to accrue immediately after the due time and continue to accrue until the material is returned and checked in on the computer. This includes overnight/closed hours. Maximum amount is $100.00

Faculty may make books and other materials available by bringing the item with the following completed form to the circulation desk at the library.  If you have any questions, please contact the Reserves Services Coordinator at 644-7362.

Print Reserve Request/Policy Procedures Form

Electronic Reserves

Faculty may put print articles and book chapters on electronic reserve. These documents will be available to students through the library catalog on the web both on and off campus. Students who access the documents from off campus will need to use their campus username and password to get access. Faculty may put book chapters and articles on reserve by completing the following form, then bringing the form and a legible copy of the article or book chapter to the Media Desk, on the second floor of the library.

Electronic Reserve Form

If you have any questions about this service or would like to put articles and book chapters on the web, please contact Karen McCoy at 644-7491

Students can learn how to access Electronic Reserves by reading this handout or by watching a short video: e-Reserves Video

Faculty can also add articles to their Blackboard or other website by using Library Databases. The handout, "Add Articles from Library Databases to your Blackboard Site," explains how to do this. The library will be happy to add these links for instructors if they prefer. Contact Roxane BenVau at 644-7553.

Media Reserves

Faculty may place videos/DVDs and other media items on reserve. These items will be available for student check out through the Media Desk, on the second floor of the library. Videos are for in-library-use only. Check out periods for other media items are determined by the instructor and are 3 hours, 1 day, or 3 days. Overdue fines, at the rate of $1.00 per hour, start to accrue immediately after the due time and continue to accrue until the material is returned and checked in on the computer.

Faculty can place media on reserve by completing the following form and bringing it along with the item(s) to the Media Desk, on the second floor of the library. If you have any questions, please contact Karen McCoy at 644-7491.

Media Reserve Form

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