Reserve Desk The Library's Reserve Desk is located at the Circulation Desk. Our Reserves Collection contains material designated by WSU faculty as high-use or required readings for specific courses. A small number of items unrelated to specific courses also are located on Permanent Reserve.
The Reserve Desk is part of Access Services.
Reserve forms are now available for your convenience. Please email completed forms as an attchment to firstname.lastname@example.org
Students are required to present a valid WSU OneCard in order to use any item on reserve. Since all reserve items must be checked out through our automated circulation system, we cannot accept any other form of identification. No exceptions can be made.
Loan periods are determined by the faculty member who places the material on reserve. The options are:
Non-print items, such as videos, DVDs and audio compact discs, placed on reserve are housed in Instructional Media Services in room L-207. There are 3 individual viewing stations for DVD/VHS items plus one large screen setup for group viewing.
A valid WSU OneCard is required for use of the non-print reserves; no other form of identification will be accepted. No exceptions can be made to this policy.
The Circulation Department and Reserve Desk of the Worcester State University Library recognize and respect the privacy of its patrons, whether students, faculty, staff, administrators, alumni or other borrowers. In a library setting, a user's right to privacy includes the freedom to inquire about any information without having their records open to others. Records are maintained solely for the purpose of protecting the material in the Library's collections. Unless fines or other exceptions occur, when a borrowed item is returned to us, all records are cleared and no history is maintained, either by item or by borrower.
Furthermore, it is Library policy that we do not give out any information about patrons or the materials they have checked out or materials consulted. Law prohibits the staff from giving out any information regarding a person's library account to any other person regardless of their status or identity, without a subpoena, search warrant, or court order.
The Library at Worcester State University supports and adheres to the American Library Association's "Policy on the Confidentiality of Library Records." adopted January 20, 1971 and revised July 4,1975, and July 2, 1986.
Items on reserve are listed in the Library's online catalog. Items are listed by department, course title, and instructor. Materials on each list are arranged alphabetically by title.
Material will be placed on reserve within 72 hours after receipt from the faculty member.
We request that faculty members not assign any readings until we have notified you that the material is available on reserve. We cannot give students any material that has not been processed.