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Reserve Guidelines

Reserve Desk, 1st Floor of the John Vaughan Library

Reserves (Access Services) - 918-444-3232 (Tahlequah)
                                              - 918-449-6457 (Broken Arrow)

Reserve materials will be processed in the order that they are received. Processing time for reserve items can vary depending on the type and amount of materials. Please do not refer students to materials immediately after submitting a request.

Standard course reserves
Allow at least 3 working days for processing. Please try to limit the number of copies for a single article/printed material to 3 copies.

Electronic reserves
Our current Discovery system does not allow for electronic reserves at this time.

Materials will be placed on reserve at the request of an instructor. Materials are intended for non-commercial and educational use ONLY.
The University Library can place the following types of materials on Reserve:

  • Books (whole books may be placed on course reserve for in-library use or check-out, or 10% of a book may be copied).
  • Audio/ Visual Media (CDs, DVDs).
  • Journal Articles (If available through any of the library's electronic databases [e.g., EBSCO, ProQuest, etc.], please submit a copy of the link).
  • Book Chapters (printed chapters may be placed on course reserve).
  • Tests.
  • Lectures.
  • Original Compositions by faculty or students.
  • Class Syllabi.

Materials can only remain on Reserve for one semester at a time. To comply with Copyright laws, all "personal copy" reserve items must be taken off reserve between semesters. The materials that will again be used for the following semester may remain housed at the Reserve desk between semesters. If the materials will not need to be used again they will be sent back to you through campus mail.   All reserve items must be accompanied by a completed reserve request or removal form (see below).

For copyrighted materials, the copyright warning notice will appear on the first printed page.