Oklahoma State University - Tulsa
Oklahoma State University - Tulsa
Reserve Materials Guidelines - Library

Reserve Materials Guidelines


Faculty members or instructors may place course material on reserve in the OSU-Tulsa Library or online through "electronic reserves" to ensure availability for students in their classes. Reserve materials are available on the web through the OSU-Tulsa Library catalog and at the Circulation Desk.

Reserves may include:

Books from the OSU-Tulsa Library, government documents, personal and/or departmental copies. The library does not put interlibrary loans on reserve.

  • Clear photocopies of journal articles.
  • Exams, lecture notes, problems sets, etc.
  • Slides, videos, CDs, models, etc.
  • All reserve materials are subject to compliance with copyright law.
  • A Reserve Request Form must accompany all materials.

Request Forms should include:

  • The course prefix and number to match the listing in the University Class Schedule.
  • The call number (including the volume number, if any), author and title for library books.
  • The author and title for photocopies or books provided by the course instructor.
  • The citations in the course syllabi must be the same as the citations given on the reserve request form.

Processing Priorities:

Request Forms are processed in the order received.

Priority is given to reserve requests that are a direct result of textbook shortage at the bookstore.

Processing Timeframe:

Requests are processed in two working days.

  • Delays may occur.
  • During the first four weeks of a semester.
  • When library materials must be recalled, searched, or photocopied.
  • When materials must be purchased, allow a minimum of four to six weeks for an order.

Loan periods available:

2-hours restricted (in library use only)

1-day (due by 10 p.m. on the next day)

3-day (due by 10 p.m. on the third day)

7-day (due by 10 p.m. on the seventh day)

14-day (due by 10 p.m. on the fourteenth day)

30-day (due by 10 p.m. on the thirtieth day)

Removing Reserves

All reserves unless noted are returned through courier or inter-office mail if not picked up 2 weeks after the end of the semester.

Last updated: 8/17/15. Email the Library Webmaster
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