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Reserve Request Procedures

Reserve request procedures for:

Annenberg School for Communication, School of Arts & Sciences, School of Dental Medicine, School of Design, Graduate School of Education, School of Engineering, School of Nursing, Social Policy & Practice and the Wharton School.

School of Medicine and the School of Veterinary Medicine faculty – please contact your specific reserve location for assistance.

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You may request reserves services through any of the methods outlined below.   


We will be able to provide you with faster service if you use Canvas, Franklin or PennText.

  • Information about physical reserves will be available through Canvas course sites and the Penn Libraries course reserves catalog.
  • All access to electronic reserves will be exclusively through Canvas.

 If you have not yet requested a Canvas course site and would like to take advantage of the Penn Libraries’ Course Reserves service, please be sure to check the Course Reserves box when registering for your course site.  If you have already registered your Canvas site, but did not check the course reserve box, please register your course here so that we may enable your Canvas site for electronic reserves.

 

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Through Canvas

  Once the “Penn Libraries Course Reserves” tool has been installed in your Canvas course site:

 1. Log into your Canvas site and click on the “Penn Libraries Course Reserves” button in the left hand menu.

 2. Choose “Add Reserve Item” from the Instructor Course Tools menu.

 3. Select the format of the item that you’d like to have placed on physical or electronic reserve.

 4. Fill out form that will open up.

 5. Submit the request.

 

If you would like to re-use materials that you have placed on reserve in previous semesters:

 1. Log into your Canvas site and click on the “Penn Libraries Course Reserves” button in the left hand menu.

 2. Choose “Add Reserve Item” from the Instructor Course Tools menu.

 3. Click on the previous course in the displayed list.

 4. Check off any items that you’d like to re-use. 

 5. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click ‘Import items’.

 

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Through Franklin, the Penn Libraries catalog

1. Find the record of the book, journal or film in Franklin

2. Click on the [Request it (PennKey)] link for the item.  If necessary, enter your PennKey and password to log in.

3. From the list of options, under 'Put on course reserves' choose either "Put an item or monograph on reserve" or "Put an article or chapter on reserve".

4. A new form will open up, please fill it out as completely as possible.

5. Submit the request.

 

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Through PennText, the Penn Libraries article finder

1. Search PennText to find the record for the item that you would like to request.

2. Select the title from the resulting list.

3. A new page will open, click the link in "Faculty only: Place this item on course reserve"

4. A new form will open up, please fill it out as completely as possible.

5. Please make sure to select the course that you are adding the item to at the bottom of the page.

6. Submit the request.



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Via email or in person

You may bring or email a list of materials desired to your reserve location.

If you would like us to post documents that you already have in electronic form please send us the file.

If you have physical materials that you would like us to scan for you, please bring them to your reserve location.

Regardless of format:  please be sure to include your name, course name and number and complete citations with all communications.

 

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Personal copies

If you would like to place personal copies of books or films on reserve you may use any of the methods listed to initiate the reserve process. We ask that you then bring the personal copy to your preferred reserve location.   

We are always happy to accept desk copies of textbooks.

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If you have additional questions or concerns, please ask the Reserve Staff Contacts at your Library.

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