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 video which 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 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.
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.
Photocopiers are available. Copies are 10 cents per page for black and white and 50 cents per page for color. Copiers will takes PC Print cards, change and bills. Sorry, the Library is unable to provide change.
Electronic Reserves are accessible through the online catalog. For off-campus access to them, students use their Parkland email login and password; faculty and staff use their Novell login and password.