Reserves @ the Library

Accessing Reserves

Print Reserves are checked out at the Circulation Desk on Level 1 in the library. Unless otherwise noted, items on reserve are to be used within the library building only.

Electronic Reserves materials are located on Brightspace. A MyLMU username and password are required. If you have questions about using Brightspace, please contact your Instructional Technologist.

Placing Materials on Reserve

  • Submit a Reserves Request Form to add items to electronic or physical reserve for your class. Please use one online form per class unless your request has more than 5 items.
  • By submitting the Reserves Request form you are agreeing to abide by the Policy - Reserves and the copyright laws of the United States. For more information about copyright, view the library's Copyright Policy. Any items that are scanned and uploaded to Brightspace pages by the instructor are the responsibility of the instructor.
  • Need additional information? Contact Reserves Supervisor Zakiya Hasan by email or via phone at 310.338.6090.

Electronic Reserves on Brightspace

  • Reserves staff will upload articles, book excerpts, audio, and video clips on Brightspace. To request, please use the Reserves Request Form. The following restrictions apply: 
    • One chapter per book and no more than 10 percent of the book, if protected by copyright. 
    • One article per journal issue. 
    • 15 items maximum for items that need copyright permission (articles from electronic databases do not require copyright permission). The limit for copyright fees is $200 total for each permission granted for reserves use.
  • All photocopied submissions must include the copyright page (books) or copyright message (articles). 
  • If the library has, or can acquire, a multi-user e-book copy of the title(s), we will add this item to your Course Reserves in Brightspace. Learn more about our Open and Affordable Textbook Initiative.

Print Reserves at the Circulation Desk

  • Books, videos, and CDs from either the library collection or the faculty member's personal collection ("personal copies") may be placed on reserve through the Reserves Request Form
    • Library staff will retrieve books from the library's collection. Please allow 3-5 business days for processing into print reserves. Faculty members will be notified of any delay. 
    • Place personal copies at your own risk; the library is not responsible for any lost or damaged personal items.  
  • We suggest choosing a three-hour loan period for reserves items, to increase the availability of the item to other students in the class and reduce the risk of loss or damage. Faculty may elect to set the loan period of print reserve items at one hour, three hours, one day, or three days.   
  • If the library does not own the item you want to place on reserve, some items can be purchased if there is enough time before the course start date.
    • For books, please use the Request a Book Form and indicate that you want the book on reserve. 
    • Films may be requested through the Media Request Form
    • If it fits the parameters of our collection development policy, we will do our best to purchase it as soon as possible for your course reserves. We will be in touch with you regarding the availability of this item.
  • Some books cannot be placed on reserve.
    • Books requested through interlibrary loan may not be placed on reserve. However, a limited amount of material from non-LMU books can be scanned and posted online in the student course pages.
    • Course readers cannot be placed on print reserves.