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Faculty Information - Class Reserves

The Folsom and Architecture Libraries' Service Desks supervise the use of library and other materials, including electronic resources, designated by faculty as important to the teaching of specific classes.

Materials are listed under course name in the Rensselaer Libraries' CLASS RESERVE database as they become available for use. Access to certain resources in this database is restricted to Rensselaer faculty, staff and students in order to comply with copyright law and various licensing agreements. The CLASS RESERVE database is independent of both the LMS system and RPInfo's Coursework for Non-LMS pages.

Library staff will retrieve books from library collections, recall books from loan, order new books, screen requested materials for compliance with copyright law and library licensing agreements, update library databases, add hypertext links, and prepare materials for scanning. Staff will also assist you in obtaining permissions to use printed or electronic copies of copyrighted information.

All materials are removed from Class Reserves within two (2) weeks after the end of each semester. Unclaimed personal materials will be returned to instructors via Campus Mail. The Library assumes no responsibility for damage or loss to materials returned by this method.

All files in the CLASS RESERVE database are considered as TEMPORARY files and are destroyed at the end of each semester. Faculty who need copies of their own authored materials are responsible for obtaining copies of these files before the end of a semester. File path names appear with course listings.

Questions about particular use or handling policies, availability of equipment etc. at the Folsom Library should be directed to the Class Reserve Coordinator (tel.: x8310 or email ). Questions about class reserve materials for Architecture courses should be directed to the Architecture Library (tel.: x6465).

Select the following links for detailed information about using the Libraries' Class Reserve services:

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