Placing Books and Journal Issues on Course Reserves
At the request of the instructor, the Libraries will place on physical reserve published copies of monographs, textbooks, and similar material for the non-commercial, educational use of students.
Books and journal issues (bound or unbound) that are owned by the Grinnell College Libraries, other College departments, or individual members of the College faculty may be placed on library reserve without restrictions. If class size justifies, the Libraries will order additional copies.
For desired course reserves books not owned by the Libraries, the faculty member or the department, the libraries will initiate expedited orders to purchase.
Course Reserves and Interlibrary Loan
The national interlibrary loan code prohibits borrowing books from other libraries for the purpose of placing them on reserve at the borrowing institution.
How to place a book on reserve
To place a Grinnell College Libraries-owned book or a faculty or department-owned book on reserve, bring the book to the Burling Circulation Desk and fill out a book reserve request form. (Please note: the reserve item must be the actual book, not a photocopied portion.)