How to Put an Item on Reseve 

Placing a textbook on reserve is releatively easy process, requires your staff ID with a library barcode and a quick trip to the library.  Our friendly circulation staff can help you the whole way through.  For any questions, call 384-6081.  The form can be found here.  

MERCED COLLEGE LEARNING RESOURCES CENTER
Instructor Reserve Textbook Process

  1. Create a staff library account.
    Bring your staff ID card to the library, fill out a short information sheet and library staff will place a barcode on the back of your ID card. You must have a library account to have textbooks on instructor reserve. 
  2. Deliver textbooks to the library.
    Textbooks are provided by individual instructors, departments or Student Equity.  Please see the attached form for the information that is required to be filled out for each title at the time of delivery.      
  3. Textbooks are processed.
    Library staff will add the textbook to the library catalog and add processing labels to the textbook.  Then each textbook is linked to the appropriate instructor(s) and course(s). 
  4. Students check out instructor reserve textbooks.
    Only currently enrolled students with a valid library barcode can access instructor reserve materials.  Instructor reserve materials cannot leave the library.  Students must provide a written call number for the textbook, which can be obtained from the Reserve Desk feature of the Library Catalog.  Reference librarians are available to assist students with this process.
  5. Contact the library to remove outdated textbooks.
    Textbooks will remain on instructor reserve until the library staff is notified by an instructor or department that a textbook is no longer being used.   The textbook is then removed from the catalog and returned to the instructor or department which provided it.