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Class Reserve Student Use Policies

Posted: Feb 11, 2014

Like other library collections, class reserve materials are a resource to be shared and used cooperatively by members of the Rensselaer community in accordance with the policies and practices desribed below.


Access

Available materials are listed under course name in the Libraries' CLASS RESERVE database. Use of some resources is restricted to Rensselaer faculty, staff and students in order to comply with copyright law and various licensing agreements. Software, sound recordings, video tapes etc. may be obtained from the Folsom Service Desk. Copies of items kept behind the Service Desk must be requested by specifying the course name and item number as displayed in the CLASS RESERVE database. Library books must be requested by call number.

Materials for architecture courses should be requested from the Architecture Library.

Loan of Class Reserve materials stops 15 minutes before the Service Counter closes.

Conditions of Loan

Use of most materials requires deposit of acceptable positive identification: Rensselaer or other college ID card, Rensselaer Libraries' Courtesy Card, or current driver's license. Except for a few books designated for Overnight or Special Loan, materials generally are restricted to "Building Use Only." Loan periods and the number of items one person may use at one time vary depending on the type of material and current demand. Usage is usually limited to three (3) items. Loan periods for class-assigned materials are determined by Library staff in consultation with faculty.

Overnight and Special Loans

A few class-assigned books are available for overnight or longer loan.

Overnight loans must be returned to the Service Desk within the first hour of service on the following day. Overnight loans are not made earlier than 30 minutes before the close of the Service Desk.

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