The Law Library maintains a collection of course reserve materials for students to borrow for 2-hour, in-library use. These can be searched by CRN, course name, professor, or material title or author using the Course Reserves scope in SuperSearch.
Drake faculty may request materials be placed on reserve at the Law Library by sending requests to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please identify the class for which the material is being placed on reserve and the number of copies needed. Please provide either the complete citation or a clean, clear copy, including the title page or other clear indication of source. If you prefer, citations can be provided in the form of a marked syllabus, as long as the source is clearly identified. We can also move books from other parts of our collection into reserve, upon request. Materials will be placed on reserve only for the current semester. If you would like materials placed on reserve for a longer period, please include that information in your request.
If you would like an item used in previous semesters taken from the library's reserve archives and placed on active reserve, please let the circulation department know which article you want moved, the class it was used for, and the class it will be used for this semester. Note: library staff members will NOT provide archived reserve items to students without a specific request from a faculty member to place these back on reserve.
Giving us advance notice of items you’d like placed on reserve enables us to have them ready for students when they ask for them.
1) The instructor included a notice in the syllabus the semester the student took the class that indicated his or her work could be placed on reserve, with identifying information removed, and used as an outstanding example. The notice should include an opt-out clause.
2) The student whose work is being used signed a release form, which was submitted to the library with the work.
3) The student directly provides the material to desk staff to be placed on reserve.
If you own a book or other item that you would like to place on reserve without donating it to the library, we will minimally process it and note that you are retaining ownership. Please give the material to full-time staff at the library Information Desk indicating that you would like it placed on reserve as a professor’s copy item. Any materials you lend us for reserve will be left in our professor's copy collection until you request they be returned to you. Although we will make every effort to keep these materials safe, please note that we cannot guarantee they will not be damaged or stolen.
1 Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99)