Reserves

Information for Instructors

How to access reserves for your course

  1. Log in to My UW. (If you haven't used the portal yet, you will need to create a NetID.)
  2. Select the Academics tab.
  3. Look under Teaching Resources to locate the desired course.
  4. Click Library/Reserves to access your library course materials. If this link does not appear please contact us.

Please note! For more information please go to http://www.library.wisc.edu/reserves/faculty-instructors.html .


How to place materials on reserve for your course

General Information

  • We need as much lead time as possible. For example, we may need to recall or purchase books for your course or we may need to send the materials for scanning.
  • You may send us information or files via email.
  • If you come in person, please see Richmond Kinney in the Astronomy Library. If Richmond's not around, please see Kerry Kresse or David Dodd in the Physics Library.
  • Please do not leave reserve materials with a student assistant at the front desk unless they are clearly labelled.
  • Electronic copies of reserves are generally available within 24 hours of receipt. If you are in a hurry to have items placed on reserve, please let us know! We can expedite processing.

Placing Materials on Reserve

  • Books -- Send your reserve lists to us via email or bring them to Richmond Kinney in the Astronomy Library.
  • Exams, Homework Sets, Lecture Notes
    • If you are in a hurry to have items placed on reserve, please let us know! We can expedite processing.
    • We can hold reserve files ahead of time and release them according to a schedule.
    • Paper copies -- Bring a paper copy of each item to Richmond Kinney.
      • Use a one-inch margin all around the page.
      • Blue or black pen is best. Pencil is difficult to read when scanned.
    • Electronic copies -- Send your electronic copies of reserve materials as attachments to us. Electronic files are generally available within 24 hours.