Our course reserves service allows professors to place books and media on reserve for limited use either within the library or for a specified amount of time. This allows access to the materials for all students in a class. Electronic reserves may be made available through D2L.
When placing reserves, please keep in mind these things:
If you are making a book request, you may have either the St. Catherine University Library's copy of the book placed on reserve or your own personal copy. If the library doesn't own a copy of the book, faculty may contact their Subject Librarian and request that the book be purchased for the library.
Items in the St. Catherine University Libraries' media collection and classroom equipment may be placed on reserve. Please keep the following guidelines in mind:
Some library databases provide a persistent link that can be inserted into a course management system to access articles and streaming media. For more information, visit the D2L & Library Resources page.
Not sure how to tell students on how to find your course reserves once we put them up? Visit the student Find Course Reserves page for more information.
Nationally, the average undergraduate student spends over $1,200 a year on textbooks and other course materials. Recent surveys indicate that 65% of students have chosen not to purchase a course text because it was too expensive. St. Catherine University Library can help faculty find and use alternative, high quality, low cost materials in their courses in efforts to lower these costs for students. Go to the Open Access Texts page for more information.