Pendergrass Library Course Reserves Services
*Note: Please submit a new Reserve request list each semester.*
Questions? Contact Samantha Ward at 865.974.4728.
The Pendergrass Agriculture-Veterinary Medicine Library provides Reserve services so that classes of students can share access to assigned and supplementary readings. Please place your requests as early as possible to allow sufficient time for processing. Reserve lists will be accepted at any time, but those received in advance will assure the best service for students and the most convenience for faculty.
Online Items: New Online Items are no longer being accepted beginning Fall 2013. Existing Online Items can still be re-activated until Fall 2014. See our General Announcement for more information.
Submit your requests using the request form above. For each title requested, provide all items of information listed below, if known. You can search the Libraries’ online catalog, email the results to yourself, and annotate each item with the necessary information before forwarding. Provide the following information for each item on your Reserve list:
- Call number, when available *
- Title *
- Edition or date of publication
- Number of copies needed for Reserve *
- Course name and Course number *
- Loan Period: One day or Non-circulating *
Please note: course packs are not eligible for Reserve.
Check the Online Catalog to identify books that are already in the Libraries’ collections, either at Pendergrass or another campus library.
If the library does not own the book you want to reserve, we will attempt to purchase it for the collection. Please provide the titles of these books as soon as you identify them, and submit this list separately. It is never too early to request books that must be purchased.
If the Library cannot purchase a copy of a Reserve item you need, you may provide a personal copy. The Library assumes no responsibility for these materials other than routine care and service. You may donate personal copies to the Library for addition to the collection. Gifts to the Libraries are eligible for charitable tax deductions.
If you have a copy of a journal article, you may submit it with your list. The Library also accepts digital files, or will digitize the article and supply access through the online catalog.
The Library provides Reserve for slides, videos, and audio materials. Digital Media Services can digitize these materials for online access. CD-ROMs may also be designated for Reserve. Certain CD-ROMS can be checked out for students’ individual use. Alternatively, databases can be mounted on a library computer for shared access.
Web pages and digital files:
The library accepts digital material either on disk or by email attachment. Digital material becomes inactive at the end of the semester. The archived files may be reactivated when they are needed again. Indicate the files by title on your current Reserve request to reactivate them for the semester.
Electronic test files offer continuous tamper free access to sample tests. Instructors may submit current tests for digitization to electronic reserve. Or the Library will link to your website from the Reserve area of the online catalog.
Updated August, 2013.