All reserves are processed as quickly as possible in the order in which they are received. Depending on the volume of requests, turnaround time may be same-day or up to two weeks. Reserve request volume is highest just prior to, and at the start of, each semester. Please submit your requests as soon as possible to ensure they are available when your students need them.
Contact the library liaison for your department to see if the library may be able to purchase a copy. If the library purchases the item, make sure to tell your liaison that you would like to place the item on reserve when it arrives.
You may create a link from your Blackboard course page to your e-reserves course page. When your reserves have been processed, you will be supplied with a stable URL for your e-reserves page. When you create a link to your e-reserves page from Blackboard, select the option to open the link in a new window, since e-reserves may not open properly within Blackboard. For more information, see Blackboard's instructional video about adding links.
Yes! Provided it may do so without violating copyright law, the library will scan, crop, and apply OCR (optical character recognition), where possible, to your text-based electronic reserves so students will have access to clean, searchable documents that load quickly.
Your web browser's default reader might not support all elements of the Adobe form. With Mozilla Firefox's default settings, a button in the top right of the page should give you the option to open with a different reader; you can also change the settings to open documents with your preferred reader. Other browsers allow for similar configuration.
Take a look at the PDF Troubleshooting tab for help with this. If the document still will not load, contact the Reserves Assistant.