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Faculty and Staff Services

What can Parkland Library do you for? Information about library services and resources.

Placing Items on Reserve


If you would like to place an item on Reserve, please contact Pamela King, at 217/351-2472 or, or fill out the necessary request form at the Desk or online at: Instructors' Reserve Request Form.

  • Reserve items should be personal copies or Parkland Library materials. Items from other libraries will not be put on Reserve.
  • ​Instructors who wish to check out an item already placed on Reserve by another instructor will need to seek the permission of the instructor who reserved the item.
  • IMPORTANT: The Library attempts to place all material on Reserve the day it is received; however the volume of requests at the beginning of the semester may result in a longer processing time. Please submit materials at least one week prior to assigning these materials to your students.

Course Reserves

The Library does not buy every textbook!  If you would like to place a course text, answer book, video or additional readings in the library for limited checkout or in-library-only use, we offer Library Reserves services.  Use the form or stop by the Desk. You can have articles placed on “Electronic Reserve” so that students can access them online – either on or off-campus.

You need to obtain copyright clearance for articles--we can also help with this.



The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specific conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use," that user may be liable for copyright infringement. This institution reserves the right to refuse a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.


When you need to obtain clearances, the library can help.

Library Reserves Policy

The purpose of placing materials on Reserve is to make materials readily available to a large number of students within a relatively short period of time. 

Parkland Library offers two types of Reserves:

  • Traditional Course Reserves - photocopies, books, audio CDs, and videos are shelved behind the Desk.
  • Electronic Reserves or E-Reserves - which may be accessed via any computer terminal through the online catalog.

Parkland Library collection materials, as well as the instructor's personal or departmental educational materials, may be placed on Reserve as a resource for students in support of classroom instruction. 

Instructors select and provide all Reserve materials and determine, in conjunction with Library staff, the restrictions to be placed on the circulation of Reserve materials. Articles/excerpted materials may be placed on Traditional and/or Electronic Reserve in conformity with current copyright laws/restrictions.


Overdue fines for Reserve items:

  • The patron is responsible for the timely return of all items, whether or not any reminder or overdue notice is received from the library.
  • There is no grace period for overdue items.
  • Overdue fines of $5.00 per day, a $15.00 processing fee, and the replacement cost of the item will be added to the patron's account.
  • A hold will be placed on the patron's Parkland Account.
  • All charges are non-refundable.


Loan Periods and Renewal:

  • Typically check out for 2 hours (for use within the Library only). Some materials, however, may be checked out for up to one week.
  • Course Reserves cannot be renewed within 30 minutes of check-in. This policy insures maximum availability to all class participants.


Items in the Reserve collection can be viewed in the online Library catalog using the link below. 

Books, articles, and videos are located behind the Desk, where they are filed by course number (for example, ACC 101) and the name of the instructor. You will need to show your Parkland College ID card to use these materials.

A scanner is available behind the Research Help Desk. Books, articles, and other documents can be scanned for free and emailed to you or saved to a USB drive.

Advance Booking

Advance Booking is a request that certain materials or devices be available for your use on a specific, future date.  This service is available to faculty and staff only.

May be used for:

  • DVD and other physical format audiovisual material
  • iClickers
  • Laptop Cart

Please email or call to set up Advance Booking:, 217-373-3839.

You can also use our online AV Advanced Booking Request Form.

Parkland College Library
2400 West Bradley Avenue
Champaign, IL 61821

Fax: 217/351-2581